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Zephyr @ Embedded World 2024

By March 21, 2024No Comments

The world of embedded systems is multifaceted – from hardware and software to services and tools. The embedded world Exhibition & Conference brings the entire embedded community together once a year in Nuremberg and provides a unique overview of the state-of-the-art in this versatile industry.  Last year, the conference hosted 952 exhibitors and 26,630+ visitors from all over the world. This years event, scheduled for April 9-11, is expected to be even larger.

The Zephyr Project will be on-site again as an exhibitor with a booth (Hall 4-170) that will showcase a wide variety of demos and products running on Zephyr. Members Analog Devices, Antmicro, Nordic Semiconductor and NXP as well as Ac6, AVSystem, Ezurio, Golioth, Infineon, IRNAS, Memfault, Percepio, Renesas, Sternum and Synopsys will have demos and ambassadors on-site to answer questions.

While you’re at the booth, stay for a few quick presentations. Zephyr will have a theater set up where you can sit and learn more about Zephyr applications, features and more. Schedule to be announced as we get closer to the show date. Additionally, the booth will feature a Products Running Zephyr Showcase, which we’ll dive into more in our next blog.

Finally, if you’re attending embedded world and would like to meet with Kate Stewart, Vice President of Dependable Embedded Systems at the Linux Foundation and Benjamin Cabe, Developer Advocate for the Zephyr Project, to discuss membership, the technical contribution process, to share your solution already running Zephyr, or if you are a member of the press/analyst and would like to request an interview, please fill out this form

Analog Devices: Secure Industrial Edge Connectivity with ADI and Zephyr

Learn how ADI software is enabling rapid development of secure, real-time, Ethernet-connected industrial edge devices with Zephyr’s software ecosystem. In this example, an intelligent building security scenario incorporates our latest security solutions over a 10BASE-T1L network to provide a modern Industrial IoT infrastructure. Connect with ADI experts to discuss how our software enablement and solutions such as a secured HTTPS server and Zephyr MQTT clients can be seamlessly and securely deployed to accelerate your development journey. 

Don’t miss the chance to learn more with ADI experts in Hall 4A Booth 360 at the Secure Industrial Edge Node & Network Connectivity over T1L demo where you can discover how a security coprocessor can be used with ADI microcontrollers to counter a man in the middle attacks in the context of building sensing and control. 

See how ADI’s Intelligent Building Security demo incorporates the latest security solutions over a 10BASE-T1L network to provide a modern Industrial IOT infrastructure.

Discover how the MAXQ1065 security coprocessor can be used with ADI microcontrollers to counter a man in the middle attacks in the context of building sensing and control. Get in touch with experts to discuss how our software enablement and solutions such as secured HTTPS server and Zephyr MQTT clients can be seamlessly and securely deployed to accelerate your development journey. Learn more about ADI at embedded world here

Antmicro: Kenning Zephyr Runtime for Edge AI Optimization

The Kenning Zephyr Runtime demonstrates a workflow involving Antmicro’s open source edge AI library, Kenning for running Neural Networks using various edge inference engines (e.g. TFLite Micro, microTVM) with a unified API, and a Zephyr application for evaluating the performance of AI models and inference engines on-device.

With this workflow, developers can quickly optimize and deploy their AI models as well as to reliably benchmark them on both actual hardware and in simulation with the open source Renode framework. Learn more about this demo here

Nordic Semiconductor: Auracast™ LE Audio Demo and Thingy World Demo

The LE Audio is the next generation of Bluetooth Audio, making audio streaming over Bluetooth Low Energy possible. It enables new use cases and significantly reduces power consumption compared to Bluetooth Classic Audio. In this demo, we will show you the LE Audio broadcast feature known as  Auracast™ running on the nRF5340 Audio DK. The demo uses the LE Audio profiles and the Bluetooth LE Host from the Zephyr RTOS. 

The demo broadcasts audio, enabling an audio source device to broadcast one or more audio streams to an unlimited number of audio sink devices. Broadcast audio opens significant new opportunities for innovation.

The Thingy World Demo: Cellular IoT refers to technologies developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) to enable IoT communications using cellular networks, thus leveraging already existing infrastructure. The two of the most prominent cellular IoT technologies are LTE-M and NB-IoT, which focuses on low power, long range, and scalability. 

In this demo, we will demonstrate the global connectivity possible with NB-IoT and LTE-M running on our nRF91 Series devices, ultra low-power operation, and location services. The demo uses several components from the Zephyr RTOS (Ex: the TCP/IP stack and MQTT library) 

Location information is critical and vital for multiple types of devices. We also demo location services such as Assisted GPS (A-GPS), single-cell (SCELL), multi-cell (MCELL), and Wi-Fi positioning. Location services enable product makers to select the right technology with the right accuracy/power consumption that exactly fits their application/use cases. Nordic Semiconductor will also have their own booth at Hall 4-310. Learn more about those demos here.

NXP: Facial Recognition using MCX MCUs and Zephyr RTOS

This demo highlights Zephyr RTOS running on the new NXP MCX N devices to showcase a facial recognition application that can be run entirely in software or can leverage the neural processing unit hardware that is on-chip.  See how using the NPU can increase performance and lower overhead in your next ML/AI design with Zephyr.​  Learn even more about the FRDM development platform and the MCUXpresso developer experience with the NXP experts at Hall 4A Booth 222 and walk away with your own FRDM platform. Click here to learn more about NXP at the event. 

Memfault: Device Vitals Live Demo: Unlocking Embedded Device Observability

Dive into a world where embedded engineers gain unprecedented visibility into IoT fleet health and product quality with just a glance. Explore how Device Vitals simplifies monitoring firmware stability, battery life, and connectivity status through built-in dashboards, empowering engineering and product teams to proactively identify performance issues for reliable device operation in the field. 

See how Device Vitals can transform your development workflow. From bare metal MCUs to advanced Android and Linux devices, you get the same level of visibility and insight. In this demo we are using a Nordic Thingy:91 running Zephyr RTOS. See how our SDK automatically and remotely collects essential data, delivering it directly into the Memfault app for rapid issue identification and resolution.

Memfault will also have their own booth (#238) in Hall 4. Learn more in this video.

Percepio: Continuous Observability – The Percepio Way

The hard borders between development, integration, test, deployment, device monitoring, and maintenance are dissolving. Development never stops, and product teams need the same level of observability and insight throughout the entire product life cycle as they have in the original development phase.

Learn how Tracealyzer for Zephyr and DevAlert work together to create a platform for continuous observability from device design and development through integration, testing/QA and finally to deployment. Then completing the feedback loop from deployed devices providing detailed information to tech support for bug fixes and updates. Learn more here

Sternum: How to bake data-driven security into your devices; No design changes required!

Join us for an exclusive demonstration of the Sternum-to-Zephyr integration and discover how you can effortlessly embed proactive runtime protection into your Zephyr-operated devices, shielding them from current and emerging threats, including 0-day vulnerabilities.

Experience firsthand how this unified system seamlessly collects and presents device and fleet-level metrics, offering you real-time remote access to logs, insights, correlations, and notifications for continuous device monitoring. This all-in-one solution, designed for IoT builders by IoT builders, enables data-driven security practices by combining robust security controls with comprehensive device observability. Learn more in this video.

Shared Kiosk: Ac6, AVSystem, IRNAS

AVSystem: Multi-Component Firmware Updates on Zephyr Devices

As IoT systems become more complex, managing firmware updates becomes challenging due to resource constraints and unstable network connections. Full-firmware updates are lengthy and error-prone, given the growing size of firmware. 

This is why AVSystem will demonstrate multi-component FOTA functionality, one of the recent additions to AVSystem’s Coiote IoT Device Management Platform, and Anjay IoT SDK, a Zephyr-integrated LwM2M client for embedded devices.

The demo will run on Nordic Semiconductor nRF9160DK board with a LCD display attached. As the board comprises multiple components, it gives a possibility to update them separately. These components are the main application code, firmware of nRF9160 cellular modem and graphical assets used by the GUI of the application.

Multi-component FOTA functionality has three huge advantages over traditional solutions in which the only component that can have its firmware updated is the monolitic application running on the main MCU:

  • Efficient Updates: The solution allows for splitting the application running on the main MCU into multiple components, like core application code, TinyML model, GUI application or any assets (e.g. images) required by any of the aforementioned components. Because those components can be updated separately, the amount of data being downloaded is minimized, compared to downloading a binary bundle that contains the code and assets for the whole application
  • Update Flexibility: It enables updating other MCUs and devices that have their own firmware. The firmware data downloaded by the client application can be routed to any other component of the system, like e.g. cellular modem which has its own firmware.
  • Comprehensive Management: All components of the system are managed by a single LwM2M server like Coiote IoT Device Management Platform providing the operator with complete insight into the firmware running in the system.

AVSystem will also have their own booth at Hall 5-456. Learn more about their demos here

Shared Kiosk: Infineon, Synopsys, Golioth

Infineon: Infineon control and connectivity solutions running Zephyr 

Infineon’s support for Zephyr continues to expand with three newly supported kits from its PSoC™ and XMC™ MCU families. See these kits in action running sample applications developed by the Zephyr community and learn more about our Zephyr product support roadmap. Infineon will also have their own booth at Hall 4A-138. 

  • Discover how to bring high-performance power-efficient machine learning to the edge with our new PSoC™ Edge MCUs.
  • See how we provide Edge AI solutions with Imagimob. Our offering ranges from enabling machine learning model development, simple deployment via Imagimob Studio and ModusToolbox™, and Ready Models, our production-ready solutions that require little to no development on your end.
  • Get to know our AURIX™ TC4x, enabling next generation eMobility, ADAS, automotive E/E architectures and affordable AI applications.
  • Explore our XENSIV™ family of smart sensor technologies, setting a new performance benchmark by ensuring the perfect fit for all performance and integrity needs – regardless of the industry.

Learn more about Infineon’s demos here

Synopsys: Silicon Lifecycle Management embedded analytics running on top of ARC processor with Zephyr RTOS

Synopsys Silicon Lifecycle Management embedded analytics running on Zephyr RTOS on top of embedded ARC processor provides for the continuous collection and tagging of all types of silicon monitor data to create mission-mode analytics of the remaining useful life of the chip for a deeper understanding of ECU aging and performance in automotive vehicle fleets and data centers. Our generative AI health monitoring algorithms analyze the circuit behaviors and detect stress, margin degradation, delays, anomalies, and defects to be investigated and our inference engines can assign significance to the information to trigger notifications to the application layer of the host processor for further evaluation for predictive maintenance and cloud-based analytics. Synopsys will also have their own booth at Hall 4-451. Click here to learn more.

Golioth: Reference Designs are end-to-end demos for IoT systems based on Zephyr

Golioth returns to the Zephyr booth at Embedded World with a range of end-to-end demos showcasing Golioth’s capabilities, including data routing, device management, and over-the-air (OTA) updates. After a recent announcement of free device management for all, Golioth continues to support one of the widest ranges of hardware support in the industry, based on the continuously tested Golioth Firmware SDK. Zephyr support continues to be our most popular segment of our open-source firmware solution. With newly standardized device-side APIs, it’s easier than ever as a developer to target a wide range of custom hardware solutions based around chipsets and modules supported in Zephyr.

Golioth will showcase a Modbus-based vibration monitoring demo, based on the Nordic Semiconductor nRF9160. This design collects sensor readings from an industrial vibration and temperature sensor and shuttles that data to the cloud, while also providing control plane elements to each device in the fleet. The Golioth REST API makes it easy to create custom monitoring solutions using off-the-shelf monitoring software, and using the Golioth console to keep track of your fleet of devices. We will once again showcase an air quality monitoring solution, with localized readings on an ePaper display. 

This year, these end-to-end demos are based on a new common platform that introduces maximum flexibility in a deployable prototype or early production solution. The Aludel Elixir is a compact hardware design that accepts a wide range of pluggable modules to create the most flexible reference design solution possible. 

Stop by to see some yet-to-be announced features involving Bluetooth and BLE Mesh on the Golioth platform.

Shared Kiosk: Ezurio, Renesas

Ezurio (previously Laird Connectivity): BL5340 Series DVK,  BT510 Bluetooth 5 Long Range IP67 Open Source Multi-Sensor,  Sentrius™ MG100 Gateway with LTE-M/NB-IoT and Bluetooth 5

BL5340 Series DVK – Multi-Core Bluetooth 5.2 + 802.15.4 + NFC Modules: Product Description: Multi-Core Bluetooth LE with Canvas Software Suite enabling Zephyr RTOS and Python-based applications. Learn more here.

BT510 Bluetooth 5 Long Range IP67 Open Source Multi-Sensor: Product Description: Battery powered, Bluetooth 5 Long Range sensor with Canvas Software Suite enabling Zephyr RTOS and Python-based applications. Learn more here.

Sentrius™ MG100 Gateway with LTE-M/NB-IoT and Bluetooth 5: Product Description: LTE-M/NB-IoT to Bluetooth LE IoT gateway with Canvas Software Suite enabling Zephyr RTOS and Python-based applications. Learn more here.  Ezurio will also have their own booth in Hall 4-475. Learn more here

Other Zephyr Project members will be on-site at the event – check them out here: 

  • Ac6 – Hall 4-111
  • IRNAS – Hall 4-160
  • Synopsys- Hall 4-451

We hope to see you at embedded world! Tag @ZephyrIoT in your tweets and we’ll retweet your photos and messages! #ew23 #embeddedworld

Maemalynn Meanor