By Jim Harrison
In traversing the various isles at this huge show, one can’t help but think this is a true engineer’s paradise. This is a true EE’s show with no consumer stuff and nothing that would interest anyone but EEs.
There is also serious overload here. There must be a hundred different makers of board-level products here – Compact PCI, computer-on-module, VPX, XMC modules, Pico-ITX, PC/104. and on, and on.
If you’re not here, you are missing an opportunity – one that takes a good deal of travel for sure, but a genuine opportunity. This place was really, really busy on Tuesday and most of the isles were pretty crowded.
Most every chip maker is here with their latest products and most their booths are best described as a mad house. Looking for the latest in MCUs, I visited with Freescale, Infineon, Intel, Atmel, ARM, STMicro, TI, AMD, XMOS, and Energy Micro yesterday and we will have some interesting coverage for you soon on their new devices.
Design software of every type can be fond here also. Simulation, RTOS, compilers, debug tools – every shape and size.
Microsoft was giving a “preview” of Windows Embedded Compact 2013 which looks interesting. It is due out in June of this year and we will have an article about it in the June magazine.