Netrino, LLC, The Embedded Systems Experts(SM), announced the launch of an Embedded Software Boot Camp(tm) training program at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose. Netrino’s Embedded Software Boot Camp(tm) is a hands-on, one-week training course designed to develop and strengthen the embedded software programming expertise of individuals and teams. The program is available immediately to interested engineering teams. In addition, a public session of the program will be held June 9-13, 2008 at Netrino’s headquarters in Maryland.
Netrino’s Embedded Software Boot Camp(tm) consists of a concentrated series of lectures and hands-on exercises. The carefully planned sequence is designed to quickly and dramatically raise embedded software programming skills and to promote the use of industry best practices. The first two days focus on the development of device drivers using C for hardware interfacing. The next two days center on real-time operating systems (RTOSes) and the proper use of intertask communications primitives. The final day of the program explores alternatives to preemptive operating systems, including the use of hierarchical state machines.
“Experience is a critical part of the embedded software education,” said Jack Ganssle, industry veteran and columnist. “Netrino’s Embedded Software Boot Camp(tm) fills an unmet need for a hands-on training program to rapidly ramp up the knowledge and experience of embedded programmers.”
The Embedded Software Boot Camp(tm) training program may be customized to fit the skills and training needs of specific engineering teams. The ratio of lecture to hands-on time can be adjusted, as can the total number of days. Other options include selection of the target RTOS, processor family, and tool chain.
The first public offering of the Embedded Software Boot Camp(tm), in June, will utilize IAR’s Embedded Workbench, J-Link, and VisualSTATE tools and target an ARM9 processor from STMicro running Micrium’s µC/OS-II real-time operating system. In addition to their new knowledge and skills, each student will keep a complete set of IAR tools and the STR912 development kit used in the hands-on exercises.
To register for the public course, phone 866-78-EMBED.
Founded in 1999, Netrino provides engineering services related to the design and development of embedded systems. The company has three divisions: Netrino Labs assists companies with product development, Netrino Consulting provides unbiased engineering guidance, and the Netrino Institute trains engineers in best practices.