Watch insightful talks by Tuxera at Embedded World 2022

Join Tuxera on June 21-23 in Nuremberg, Germany, to learn about write amplification and Linux file system verification.

The Embedded World trade fair allows you to experience the latest innovations in global embedded technology. This summer, the event aims to prioritize offering a safe environment for physical attendees and exhibitors, as well as good digital attendance options.

Regardless of your preferred means of participating in the trade show, you’ll be able to savor all the highlights that you’ve come to expect from this event – new product innovations, networking opportunities, and informative talks from industry thought leaders.

This year, our Technical Product Manager Thom Denholm will be giving two presentations on embedded design. Read the details below for more information.

How Write Amplification Kills Designs: Steps to Avoid Early Obsolescence

Abstract: Devices with NAND storage have a fixed lifetime – often less than designers intended, with write amplification as the driving factor behind this shortfall. This presentation focuses on the detailed factors from the application and database through the file system and driver to the firmware and media. We will share concrete comparisons on Linux and AWS/FreeRTOS, along with suggestions on how best to manage these challenges.

Date/Time: 21 June 2022 | 11:30:00 AM-12:00:00 PM (CET) + Q&A/Discussion!

Session: Session 10.4 Memory Technology

Linux File System Verification: Understanding Fsverity

Abstract: Verification of a portion of the media provides a serious design challenge. Google has pushed for fsverity, but Linux file system adaptation to these new requirements is still incomplete. This presentation compares fsverity to dmverity and describes the differences encountered by drivers and file systems. How will this affect over-the-air updates? Impact to the application is also examined.

Date/Time: 22 June 2022 | 11:30:00 AM-12:00:00 PM (CET) + Q&A/Discussion!

Session: Session 3.1 Embedded OS General

 


Follow the links below to learn more about what’s in store this year at Embedded World – and to order your tickets!

EVENT DETAILSGET TICKETS

Learn about achieving portable embedded design at the Embedded Online Conference 2022

Join Tuxera on April 25-29 to experience dozens of virtual talks by embedded experts – all from the comfort of your chair

Standard conferences typically involve traveling to destinations and having to pick between sessions due to limited time. While this can offer a change of pace and a breath of fresh air, it also creates the hassle of time and budgeting commitments. The Embedded Online Conference, first established in 2020, skips all of that. You can save on time and the hassle of travel while getting straight to the meat: high-quality embedded industry talks, Q&A’s, and more – accessible when and where you want.

Presentation: Embedded design during chip shortages

At this year’s conference, you will have the chance to hear Dave Hughes, Director of Product Management for Embedded at Tuxera, talk about achieving portability in embedded designs. Read the abstract below for more information.

Abstract: In these modern times of chip shortages, the need for flexibility and portability in the design of embedded products has been pushed to center stage. There are three main factors that tie your development to a particular microcontroller: the RTOS, the toolchain, and the peripheral controllers. This presentation describes the embedded development practices Tuxera uses to free users of microcontroller dependency, in order to make their software solutions portable – an absolute must for an embedded software company. Your product expertise should not be held hostage to the global supply chain problems. By making good design decisions early in the development process you can make it easier to move to alternative architectures when unexpected supply chain issues appear.

 

If you haven’t signed up to this year’s event yet, now is a great time. You will gain access to all talks from not just 2022, but also from the 2021 and 2020 conferences. That’s 3 years of deeply technical talks available to you at the click of a mouse.

 


Don’t miss the chance to watch dozens of on-demand talks from industry experts at this year’s Embedded Online Conference

REGISTER

Tuxera talks SDS and SMB at the NAB Show 2022

Join Tuxera on April 23-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center for numerous industry insights, exhibits, talks, and networking opportunities

If you’re at all interested in content, media, entertainment, and technology, the NAB Show is the gigantic Las Vegas trade show spectacle that you won’t want to miss.

Now it’s back with a bang, after a 2-year in-person hiatus. And as you would probably expect, this year’s show offers a figurative buffet of industry insights, presentations, networking opportunities, cutting-edge content collections, exhibits, and plenty more. On the broadest of levels, the event offers four paths to explore:

CREATE: Here you’ll learn about the latest tools and techniques for creating content.

CONNECT: Content distribution and delivery, including the latest cloud computing and media infrastructure.

CAPITALIZE: The newest tip-top tech and strategies for content revenue improvement. As NAB itself puts it, “This is the place for people who want to perfect their go-to-market and monetization strategies.”

INTELLIGENT CONTENT: Learn how data, AI, and automation are enabling content that’s increasingly customizable and immersive.

For a vastly more in-depth look at why you should attend, check out this page.

Presentation: Evaluating SMB implementations for fast and reliable media & entertainment content creation – featuring Fusion File Share by Tuxera

I mentioned presentations earlier – if you’re attending the event, don’t miss this insightful talk by our very own Aaron Kennedy, Senior Technical Support Engineer at Tuxera.

Abstract: Do you have software-defined storage (SDS) for your high-performance media & entertainment workloads? Find out about important considerations to make when evaluating fast SMB options, and what key features to look for. Learn how a server implementation like Fusion File Share by Tuxera can provide your Windows and Mac (and Linux!) workstations the rapid performance, scalability, and rock steady reliability they need to run your most demanding applications.

 


Discover more about what’s in store at this year’s NAB Show and guarantee your attendee spot

REGISTER

6 features for designing enterprise data management solutions

In the data-driven world we live in, organizations worldwide are increasingly looking for ways to store, manage, and transfer their critical data. According to TechNavio, the enterprise data storage market may grow by as much as USD 1.14 billion between 2021 to 2025, with a CAGR of 4.67%.

As part of this trend, businesses are facing challenging data storage choices. Earlier this year, HelpNet asked industry professionals for factors to consider when choosing a data storage management solution. In the article, our own CEO Tuukka Ahoniemi outlined several critical factors that businesses shouldn’t ignore.

When it comes to actually building such a solution – that’s a topic Tuxera wants to elaborate on in even more detail. It’s no secret that designing for the enterprise environment can get complicated. The process can involve internal and external tools and software, with some of those simply not working properly. On top of that, the quantity and the kind of data that businesses have to manage means that any enterprise storage solution must meet specific requirements in its design (we’ll talk about those down below). All of that makes design and development a more challenging process.

Our experts have identified no less than six elements for creating a solution that meets the enterprise data storage management needs of today. As we dive into this list, we’re assuming that you’ve already selected your hardware, which is undeniably an important part. But your hardware is only as good as your software. And when designing an enterprise solution, software is an integral component. This is especially true when it comes to more advanced software like parallel file systems, and it’s something our solutions – like Microsoft NTFS by Tuxera – can provide expert help with.

1 – Performance

At the end of the day, performance is the most important factor, but even that can be limited by environment. As technologies like AI and machine learning become more advanced, it’s vital that data management develops in tandem in order to effectively support them. Higher performance data management results in more data output and improved production. As such, enterprise solutions need to have features built into their design to maximize performance. A high-performing SMB solution like Fusion File Share by Tuxera achieves that consistently, thanks to a modular and threaded design that boosts I/O throughput while reducing CPU usage.

Other innovative tools exist for improving enterprise solution performance. SMB compression is one example, able to increase performance by compressing files inline during transfer. This process reduces performance bottlenecks, particularly when many large files need to be handled.

Though we’ve talked about performance here from an operating system (OS) agnostic perspective, the OS is a further consideration for performance. Enterprise software should be designed or optimal integration with specific OS. As much of the business world uses Microsoft Windows, it’s critical that an enterprise solution has rapid NTFS integration with Windows. High quality solutions like Fusion File Share accomplish that, while also featuring other design tweaks  that help to accelerate performance.

2 – Cost

In speaking with our customers, the second most important factor in storage purchase decisions is cost.

Like any organizational software purchasing decision, enterprise storage solutions are adopted under finite budgets. These realities make free and open-source solutions a consideration. Free software isn’t free to integrate or support, however. Furthermore, such solutions don’t always have the optimal level of reliability and security. In the worst case, this can result in severe security issues.

The obvious solution here is to request support from the people with the expertise to make the necessary solution modifications. Those changes can involve adding extra bits and monitoring the integration process – or simply getting past the limitations imposed by the chipset.

3 – Security

For enterprise solutions, security is huge. In cloud storage, for example, 66% of companies see security as the greatest challenge for cloud adoption.

But not all enterprise solutions can ensure optimal security. While SMB1 has significant security issues as mentioned earlier, it’s still commonly used in many enterprise environments. This means some organizations are at risk of serious storage instability.

SMB solutions aren’t the only enterprise software that need to be kept secure. For NTFS file systems, the storage capabilities must be secure enough to ensure that data remains uncorrupted in the event of power shutdown. A premium implementation like Microsoft NTFS by Tuxera makes sure that metadata, device integrity, and volume consistency are safeguarded during any problematic events.

4 – Scalability

In the enterprise context, scalability refers to the extent that an enterprise solution is able to handle many simultaneous connections to shared resources. Businesses often have to manage heavy workloads of highly sensitive or otherwise critical data. Scalability is, therefore, a hugely important feature, and one that we’ve often seen as being overlooked. Properly scalable solutions are able to handle large workloads of data without sacrificing speed.

A great solution for a small environment can completely fall apart under larger loads. One example of this is a manufacturing environment, with millions of files sent for data analysis. A design optimized for many small files won’t wait for an answer to each one – instead, it will process them in a group. That’s the sort of design approach necessary for achieving high levels of scalability that businesses need.

5 – Continuous availability

In the enterprise world, reliability is usually referred to as availability. This is an important feature, as many businesses may rely on accessing and transferring files using an enterprise solution. Therefore, such a solution needs to be able to provide data and file transfers precisely when needed.

To do that, redundancy in the system is added in during solution design and development, in order to ensure that the solution is continuously available and functioning. Part of this involves failover options to help with recovery, and minimize downtime. Ideally, backup servers will be ready to take on the workload in the event of a power outage, ensuring critical data is uncorrupted and available. A well-designed enterprise solution should be deployable in active-passive mode over the distributed file system clients, in order to provide high availability and transparent failover of connections.

6 – Software

A final, but no less critical element is the software itself. Over the last few years, the differentiating factor among data management solutions has increasingly shifted from the hardware to the software. High quality, optimized data management software can do wonders for old hardware, prolonging the lifetime and keeping it from becoming obsolete. Furthermore, revitalizing old hardware with modern software in this way can lead to significant cost-savings in the long run.

However, the software itself can greatly benefit from enhancements provided by additional file systems. For example, Fusion File Share by Tuxera makes advanced enterprise software like a parallel file system run faster, while our NTFS solution complements the system as well.

For the highest quality enterprise solution, keeping the software that’s used in an optimized state is an important step.

Final thoughts

As organizations around the world look for ways to safely and effectively store and transfer their critical data, enterprise storage solutions must be able to match those needs in specific ways. That means a storage solution which is high-performing and continuously available, with security and cost-efficiency to match. A failure to meet those criteria may mean an inability for an organization to keep its valuable data uncorrupted and available precisely when needed. And that can be disastrous.

Over the last year, Tuxera has worked with its customers to analyze and solve significant enterprise storage issues, and our experts are available for your upcoming projects.

Would you like to know more?


Find out more about achieving scalable, highly available enterprise storage

TUXERA ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS

Tuxera sponsores SmallSat 2021

Learn about satellite tech innovations at SmallSat 2021

On August 7-12, tune in to the SmallSat 2021 conference to learn about technology driving advancements in small satellites.

Tuxera is happy to be a sponsor for the 35th Annual Small Satellite Conference. Thematically, the event explores possible new space mission operations and autonomy enablers that serve to drive forwards the speed of information exchange. The conference will feature technical sessions around selected satellite technology themes, as well as the 29th Annual Frank J. Redd Student Competition which showcases work by students on small satellite concepts and missions. In addition, the event will feature short talks from NASA personnel highlighting the space agency’s current activities and endeavors.

Innovative hardware and software solutions are powering small satellites

In space, hardware and software needs to be highly sophisticated to not just withstand an extreme environment, but also excel in highly complex missions. Such advanced tech includes a multitude of innovative areas like propulsion system control, robotic arms, machine learning, and testing.

Come and see our sponsored technical session of the Annual Small Satellite Conference, where you will have the chance to learn about the innovative software and hardware enabling notable advancements in small satellite missions:

Session: Advanced Technologies 3
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Time: 9:00 am MST (15:00 UTC)
About: Innovative technologies (hardware/software) that provide significant advancements in small satellite missions.

Find out more about the conference, and register.

REGISTER FOR SMALLSAT

Hand-picked related whitepaper: Data reliability in space

Whether large or small, satellites have a crucial role in gathering, storing, and transmitting data for us in a vast swathe of industries on Earth. That job needs hardware and software that’s at the peak of reliability and fail-safety. Read our whitepaper “Data reliability in space”, by Technical Product Manager Thom Denholm, on ways that satellites are able to achieve the level of reliability needed for missions. You’ll learn about best practices and solutions for preventing failure in cost-constrained satellite missions.

Download Data reliability in space

GET WHITEPAPER

Connected Car Generated Data

Autonomous cars generate more than 300 TB of data per year

The accessibility of sensors and camera modules is making the car industry increasingly data-driven. When combined with state-of-the-art software and advanced computing, data transforms into decisions inside autonomous cars. As autonomous vehicle technologies continue to evolve, the data generated inside cars only continues to grow. But how much data does a connected car actually generate?

To answer this question, it’s important to understand that not all autonomous vehicles have the same level of automation requirements. SAE International, a US-based association that develops standards for automobiles, created a 6-tier system defining the various levels of car automation:Car Automation LevelingAt present, the most advanced cars on the market are only at Level-2 autonomy. As of 2021, a number of car makers have already developed Level-3 autonomous vehicles that are awaiting regulatory approval. And even though Level-4 autonomous cars have taken longer to become a commercial reality than was anticipated a few years ago, some have reached the field-testing stage of development. As such, the move towards Level-4 autonomy is steadily progressing, with manufacturers like Tesla rapidly attempting to close the gap to Level-5.

More sensors equals more data

Today, even at lower levels of autonomy, connected cars generate around 25 Gigabytes of data per hour. And as more self-driving features appear inside connected cars, the architecture required to make it all possible will become increasingly complex. This directly correlates to the number of sensors needed for an autonomous system to operate. Notably, while the amount of sensors have been rapidly increasing, this rate of growth may not stay the same.

It’s also important to point out that not all sensors are the same. A broad spectrum of various sensors exists, each having a special purpose and quantity in a car. Depending on the sensor setup, the total amount of data generated can vary substantially. As presented by Stephan Heinrich from Lucid Motors, here are some estimates on sensor-generated data:Combined, the total bandwidth can reach up to 40 GBit/s (~19 TB/h). Even the lowest possible figure of 3GBit/s (~1.4TB/h) is a very substantial amount of data to maintain.

To give you an example of how much data that actually is, a basic laptop with 240 GB of storage on board could hold around 30 DVD movies. But the laptop would run out of storage capacity in less than a minute in this environment. A phone with 32 GB of storage would be full in under 7 seconds, assuming the flash storage would even be able to store data at the required speed.

On a yearly estimate, the amount of data is even more staggering. According to AAA, an average American spends 17,600 minutes driving annually. When combined with the amount of sensor data estimated above, one car could produce between 380 TB to 5 100 TB of data in just one year.

However, all of that sensor data won’t necessarily be stored on the car. In the future, more and more of that data may get sent to the cloud. But the data stored on the car itself will remain integral to the functions of the vehicle.

Final thoughts

As cars with higher autonomy levels are released to the market, cars need to handle substantially bigger amounts of data than ever before. Processing that data in a fast and seamless way is now and will continue to be one of the main challenges for car makers into the future. To tackle these requirements, car makers are exploring both hardware- and software-based data storage solutions that can handle this data stream in the most efficient package possible. Achieving this will be an important milestone in the development of production-ready fully autonomous vehicles.

*This article was originally published in 2017, and was authored by Stan Dmitriev. It has been updated in 2021 by Simon Wright.


Car makers and Tier-1 suppliers – see how we can make data handling and storage faster, more secure, and more reliable.

TUXERA AUTOMOTIVE SOLUTIONS

Data in the void: safeguarding critical data in satellites

Recently, I read my colleague Thom Denholm’s whitepaper on data reliability in space (scroll down below for the download link). I found the realities of space as an environment for embedded data storage to be fascinating. Equally intriguing to me was learning about the inventive ways that embedded designers tackle the problems of data integrity and reliability in such an environment.

I had to learn more.

Satellite data – a key component of our data-driven world

Many kinds of devices operate and store data in outer space. Satellites are one such device, storing and sending a huge amount of data. In the increasingly data-driven world we live in, this data plays a role in internet connections, agriculture, and the medical field – with countless more uses.

Over 3,000 satellites are currently operational and orbiting Earth. Their sensors pick up data from the space that surrounds them, as well as from Earth itself – crop health and fertilization cycles, remote care of medical patients, images captured of distant solar bodies, or changing weather patterns on other planets. All of this data can then be transmitted down to Earth, to be used in fueling complex activities vital to global societies, governments, and businesses.

But all of that is only possible if the data is reliably stored and handled first and foremost on the satellite.

An alien environment for flash media

Reliability is a particularly important consideration due to the harsh, literally other-worldly environment of outer space. The costly and carefully designed devices within a satellite are under threat from solar radiation, space dust and debris, extreme temperatures – even collisions with other inoperative satellites.

As you can imagine, all of these perils can have disastrous results on flash media. And it’s not just space anomalies that pose a threat to data, but also the physical isolation and long-distance nature inherent to space travel. With some satellites in space for decades, data retention becomes a real concern.

“Lost user data, corrupted system data, and related problems are a constant struggle for companies here on the planet,” says Thom. “If a system update can’t fix the problem, a customer can always return the device to the vendor or manufacturer for additional assistance. This is not so easy with extreme environments and distant locales.”

With potential data corruption and structural damage to the hardware in space, embedded designers need creative and reliable solutions to ensure the integrity of mission-critical data.

Achieving reliable data storage in the darkness of space

For attaining data reliability and integrity in the harsh void of space, selecting and implementing the most appropriate methods of data storage is vital. Modern satellite designs tend to use SSD flash memory to do this. Older satellites instead stored data using magnetic tape, which worked well as a cost-efficient, radiation resistant option.

Flash memory however is significantly faster than magnetic tape. Plus, due to its non-volatile and solid-state nature, flash is also more reliable. The engineering required to enable magnetic tape’s necessary moving parts is a hindrance in space, resulting in flash simply being the more reliable choice.

What this improved reliability comes with, though, is a higher price tag: flash memory is over 12 times more expensive per gigabyte than magnetic media. A tricky proposition with satellite missions typically having tight budgets. Fortunately, flash-friendly software is an excellent way to manage this increased cost while getting the absolute most out of the flash: extended hardware lifetime, the highest possible performance, and guaranteed data integrity. In the long run, quality-assured flash controllers and flash-friendly file systems make all the difference in hardware costs and storage reliability – particularly in an environment as unforgiving to data storage as outer space.

Protecting flash in space with fault tolerance

Even with the right data storage methods, failure can still happen. To protect against flash storage failures in space, hardware and software stacks can be designed for fault tolerance. This refers to a system that’s able to continue functioning even if some of its components break down or lose power. An incredibly important capability given all the unique dangers to data integrity that exist in space.

“One of the best ways to achieve fault tolerance in data storage is through redundancy,” says Thom. “It’s considered so useful that, in general, all fault-tolerant systems implement redundancy in some form. For devices in an environment like space, fault tolerance is even more important, with even the hardware components duplicated to better deal with possible errors. Among embedded systems in space, two kinds of redundancy are of particular interest: physical and functional.”

Redundancy involves storing multiple copies of data on the device, in order to ensure some version of that data will be valid. What’s also needed is a way of having the software determine which of these copies may have been corrupted by whatever cosmic catastrophe has impacted the device. Detecting and dealing with bit errors that develop on the media is a major concern and can be tackled with error correcting codes (ECC), where multiple copies of information and checking for consistency can help to ensure redundancy. If corrupted data is identified, self-repair and corrective actions can then be speedily initiated by the flash management software. Of additional importance is minimizing the impact of power interruptions, doable with atomic operations.

Whitepaper: Data reliability in space

Earlier, I mentioned Thom Denholm’s informative whitepaper on data reliability in embedded satellite designs. With satellites requiring fault tolerant hardware and software that can ensure consistency and correctness in space applications, physical and functional redundancy are needed. At the same time, budget requirements are an ongoing consideration. An excellent solution is TMR NAND flash, combined with flexible and fully supported software that matches the unique needs of the embedded design.

In this paper, Thom dives into the technical details of this topic, including some of the specific factors that makes TMR NAND flash with optimized flash management software a more solid solution to other alternatives.

Download the whitepaper here.

Final thoughts

Satellites collect, store, and send critical data while operating in a brutally harsh environment that poses unique challenges for reliably safeguarding that data. Everything from the method of data storage to the file system software must be precisely optimized to ensure the integrity of mission-critical data. Embedded designers have come up with innovative methods to manage these problems while adhering to strict budget, time, and logistics restrictions.

There exists an adage, “restrictions breed creativity”. Few environments impose such restrictions on embedded storage designers – and humanity in general – as outer space.

Maybe that’s why it fascinates us.

 


Learn more about fail-safe data storage in spacecraft and avionics.

CONTACT US

Experience Tuxera Reliance Edge at the Embedded Online Conference

On May 17-20, join Tuxera at the 2021 Embedded Online Conference for the latest industry talks, demos, and workshops.

The Embedded Online Conference brings together experts and enthusiasts for embedded talks, product demos, Q&As, workshops, and more. Last year, our Technical Product Manager Thom Denholm gave a presentation on NAND correctable errors (you can find his whitepaper on the topic here), and afterwards answered your questions from the event.

This year continues the event’s familiar setup – take a look at the event schedule for a full breakdown of what’s in store.

Critical data preservation with Reliance EdgeTM

At this year’s event, you will also have the chance to see the critical data preservation technology of Tuxera Reliance EdgeTM in action. Reliance Edge is our transactional embedded file system designed to capture and preserve decision-quality data with deterministic behavior. It’s small on resource demands, but big on power fail-safety.

In our product demo during the event, you’ll see firsthand how this power-failsafe file system protects data from corruption, especially during power loss.

A year’s worth of high-quality technical sessions

One of the great things about the Embedded Online Conference is that even if you can’t make it during the event to all of the sessions that interest you, hope is not lost. Content from the event will stay up on the virtual platform until May 2022, allowing you a good deal of time to watch all the sessions that catch your eye – and then re-watch your favorites.


Don’t miss out – register now for the 2021 Embedded Online Conference

REGISTER

Learn about embedded data security in cars at the Automotive Technologies Conference

On May 13 2021, join Tuxera at the Automotive Technologies Virtual Conference for detailed talks on secure data removal and software development in automotive systems.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Automotive Technologies Virtual Conference, hosted by Embedded Computing Design. The event will feature technical presentations by industry experts, where you will have the chance to learn about the diverse aspects of embedded automotive software design and development. The short, bite-sized 30-minute talks will include use cases and potential design examples of technology in the automotive sector.

The event will have the following five tracks for its talks:

  • ADAS
  • Autonomous Drive
  • Electric Vehicles and Powertrain
  • In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI), including Vehicle Networking and Connectivity
  • Safety and Security

Come join Tuxera at the event, where our Technical Product Manager Thom Denholm will present the following two talks as part of the ADAS and Safety and Security tracks:

Keep automotive device data safe

Track: Safety and Security / ADAS

Time: 7:15pm EDT

Presenter: Thom Denholm, Technical Product Manager at Tuxera

Abstract: Removing data securely from flash media is more challenging than older magnetic designs. The software and firmware must work in unison to provide secure solutions that are increasingly in demand. In this session, we detail the secure interface from the application to the media and point out the possible pitfalls along the way.

Developing software under MISRA and Automotive SPICE

Track: Safety and Security

Time: 7:30pm EDT

Presenter: Thom Denholm, Technical Product Manager at Tuxera

Abstract: Dependency on software in the automotive environment is growing, and industry groups are leaning towards automotive process and coding standards to reduce the risk of software failure. Our software team tackled both head on while designing a new file system. This session details some of our findings and recommendations for projects using MISRA C and Automotive SPICE.

Join the informative event – at no cost

The Automotive Technologies Conference is free of charge, so if embedded storage and security in cars interests you even in the slightest, don’t hesitate to register!

 


Learn about embedded storage software in vehicles at the Automotive Technologies Conference

REGISTER

Tuxera presents at Qt Embedded Days hosted by KDAB Group

Learn how to prevent field failures at Qt Embedded Days

On April 13-14 2021, join us at Qt Embedded Days with hosts KDAB for a deep dive into reliability and achieving it in embedded devices.

Tuxera is excited to be presenting at Qt Embedded Days. This brand new online conference hosted by our partner KDAB Group offers in-depth technical topics from embedded developers for embedded developers – especially but not exclusively for those working with Qt on Embedded Devices. The KDAB Group is a leading expert provider of Qt, C++ and OpenGL consulting, development and training services.

While the full program is available on the event website, we’re letting you know more about Tuxera’s talk, right here. Read below for more details.

Title: What does reliability mean to you?

Speaker: Sami Kassimäki, Product Manager at Tuxera

Abstract: When a device fails in the field, the consequences can be significant. In our talks with embedded OEMs, one thing is for certain: addressing a problem in the field is costly. Anticipating and preventing field failures enables market leaders to invest in innovation – rather than costly resource-draining diagnosis, repair, and redesign. Typically, these costs detract from new product development while impacting time-to-market.

However, embedded devices operate in conditions where sudden power interruptions and other hazards can occur at any time. As the data storage needs of these devices have increased dramatically over the years, unreliable data storage can also be a significant contributor to field failures.

With the complexity of modern embedded designs, root cause analysis can be difficult and painstaking, pulling resources for field diagnostics and post-mortem analysis. What’s more, reliability is one of the most important factors distinguishing leading embedded products from their also-ran competitors. Failsafe and long-lasting data storage is therefore not a simple matter, requiring careful planning.

In this presentation, we’ll discuss different levels of reliability. We’ll also examine methods for achieving long-term reliability – ensuring that a well-tested data storage system contributes to preventing field failures while increasing the lifetime of an embedded device.

Don’t let this free event pass you by

Has any of that piqued your curiosity? Awesome! Sami’s informative talk is just a part of what’s in store for you at the Qt Embedded Days, hosted by KDAB. Check out the list of speakers and topics here.


Learn how to prevent field failures and more at Qt Embedded Days

SIGN UP