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Tuesday, April 29 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Extending Android via External Microprocessors - Mike Anderson, PTR Group

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Android's sensor framework is great for a number of sensors that you typically fins in a mobile device.  But, what if you want to add I2C or SPI-based peripherals without modifying libsensors and rebuilding the AOSP sources?  How would you use Android to generate a PWM signal for motor control or you wanted to get an interrupt into the handset from the outside world?  This session will discuss extending Android beyond the handset into the realm of hard real-time control through the use of external microprocessors such as the ARM Cortex M3/M4, AVR and PIC32 series CPUs.  We will discuss various techniques to interface mobile Android devices to external microcontrollers for both input and output control of real-world devices.

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Michael E Anderson

Chief Scientist, The PTR Group, inc.
Mike Anderson is currently CTO and Chief Scientist for The PTR Group, Inc. With over 39 years in the embedded and real-time computing industry, Mike works with a number of RTOS, Linux and Android-based devices in applications ranging from satellites and robotics to SCADA platforms. However, his focus over the past few years has been the use of Linux and Android in embedded sensor applications and the deployment of the Internet of Things.

Tuesday April 29, 2014 10:30am - 11:20am
Blossom Hill I & II

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