June 7 - 9, 2022 | Mountain View, CA + Virtual
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Tuesday, June 7 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm
What Chip Shortage? How We Use Zephyr for Truly Modular Hardware - Mike Szczys & Chris Gammell, Golioth (Pre-registration Required)

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Hardware companies are facing daily struggles with the global chip shortage. Often the solution is to re-design a board with different processors, sensors, or architectures. In this talk, we highlight the Aludel, an internal hardware platform we’ve built as a customizable solution that can switch out hardware pieces without major redesign. This modular hardware showcases a path for hardware firmware teams to unify their codebase using Zephyr while targeting a wide range of hardware.  Being able to swap out a sensor, microcontroller, or radio but keep the main board is really powerful. Zephyr makes it easy to manage firmware pipelines to hardware variants.  We use standardized board-to-board connectors instead of making custom PCBs for different variants, but a similar firmware build solution works for both. Our approach embraces a flexible hardware design and an RTOS that’s built for it.

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Mike Szczys

Developer Relations, Golioth
Mike is a Developer Relations Engineer at Golioth. His deep love of microcontrollers began in the early 2000s, growing from the desire to make more of the BEAM robotics he was building. During his 12 years at Hackaday (eight of them as Editor in Chief), he had a front-row seat for... Read More →
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Chris Gammell

Developer Relations Lead, Golioth
Chris Gammell is an electrical engineer, podcaster, and design consultant from Durham, NC. He is the Developer Relations Lead at Golioth, an IoT startup building infrastructure for massive deployments. Previously, he created hardware and firmware designs for clients ranging from connected... Read More →

Tuesday June 7, 2022 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT