Metalworkers to the technology sector, Hitec, will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Embedded Masterclass to be held in the UK on the 3rd May. Over 700 embedded software and electronic engineers have registered to attend previous Embedded Masterclass events. This event has become respected as an excellent forum for engineers to meet with some of the industry’s leading vendors of development tools, hardware and software.
“The term ‘embedded’ comes from the fact that there is a computer embedded in many electronic systems these days,” said Richard Blackburn, Managing Director of Energi. “In fact, in a mobile phone, there are often three embedded computers chatting away on a network. Embedded systems used to be a small, specialist area of electronics, but today it is a major part of the electronics industry and an area in which the UK and the Cambridge region excels.”
In addition to the vendor exhibition, there will be an agenda of technical presentation that will focus on the latest technology that can accelerate product development.
“Most of our clients are from the technical sector,” said John Stevenson, Managing Director of Hitec. “Working with developers of electronics and computer systems has become one of our strength, so we are pleased to have been invited to participate. We’ll be exhibiting some of our more complex designs of enclosures and internal chassis systems. We like the fact that this event has a technical focus, it should be a good environment to meet with development engineers and discuss new projects. We are looking forward to it.”
Other exhibitors include European contract electronics manufacturer Barric, Swedish real-time OS developer Enea, embedded computer company Arcom and Cambridge debug tools experts XJTAG. The presentations will cover such topics as the development of graphical user interfaces, accelerating FPGA development and using ‘middleware’ to accelerate telecoms development.
“We are very pleased to have Hitec on board,” said Richard Blackburn of Energi, the organisers. “Every embedded system needs an enclosure, in fact, this is often what differentiates the product and can also be key to how it performs in the real world. Hitec are leaders in this field and understand embedded systems better than most. I think engineers will value the chance to meet with some of Hitec’s engineers to discuss some of the current challenges they face such as RF screening, achieving better aesthetics and maybe even weight and stability issues.”
The Embedded Masterclass is free to attend for embedded engineers and technology project managers, however, delegates will need to register through the Embedded Masterclass website. Early registration is recommended as seats for the presentations are limited.
Hitec provides precision fabrication and machining services to the European technology sector. Using a wide range of modern CNC machinery and specialist laser cutting technology Hitec is able to provide technology companies with all they need to achieve the mechanical aspects of their design. From the prototype stage, right through to final production, Hitec has proven again and again that it has the expertise, the technology and the communication to work closely with its customers, enabling those customers to deliver excellent technology.