Embedded Linux: Its Origins and Market Presence

Tue, Mar 20 2007, 7:00 pm              Embedded Linux: Its Origins and Market Presence 1

Embedded environments have often used specialized operating systems. The history of the use of embedded UNIX variants will be presented, how these have led to the current wide-spread use of embedded Linux, and the pros and cons of embedded Linux as compared with its alternatives.

Embedded Linux: Its Origins and Market Presence 2About the speaker,  Joel Williams, Embedded Linux Design Services

Joel Williams has been a consultant for over 20 years, specializing in communications and embedded systems. He has developed communications systems for clients using a wide range of technologies including Wi-Fi wireless protocols and network switches. Embedded systems development has focused primarily on embedded Linux systems, and has leveraged Joel’s broad experience with other embedded technologies and Unix.

Joel has worked with standards organizations, and has established product certification testing programs. He also provides patent review, litigation support, forensic analysis and expert witness services in legal matters. Joel holds several patents.

Joel is currently CNSV Secretary. He was CNSV Treasurer in 2005 and 2006.

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