RTECC | Dallas, TX

RTECC | Dallas, TX

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DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton
1981 N. Central Expy
Richardson, TX, 75080
8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Why Attend:

The embedded computer market is evolving. High-performance computing solutions, intelligent systems, distributed computing models and computing ubiquoty are changing the way we look at our world. No longer are embedded computer constrained by desktop and server rack models. They are appearing in everything from automotive subsystems to intelligent digital signage solutions. The Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference (RTECC) is a unique, single day event dedicated to bringing the design community together to share challenges, solutions and inspiration for evolving and emerging industries. RTECC has always been a highly focused technical conference consisting of technical and market presentations, hands-on labs, vendor demos and community activities. We make it simple for guests

  • FREE registration
  • FREE technical and market presentations
  • FREE parking
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Luncheon Keynote: 

Next Generation IoT Architecture Using Cloud and Blockchain
Presented by Gurvinder Ahluwalia

Member IBM Academy of Technology
CTO, Cloud Computing for Cross-brand US DIST Sector

This talk will discuss the symbiosis of Internet of Things, Cloud, and Decentralized Consensus Technologies. It includes a disruptive approach based on decentralized Blockchain as an alternative and orthogonal approach to existing IoT approaches. Three solution scenarios are touched. One, which the Industry is witnessing based on largely centralized Cloud as a backend to IoT devices with repurposed technologies. The second, a peer-to-peer, decentralized consensus technology scenario in which the Cloud is a peer node in an ecosystem of IoT participants with Blockchain technology. Third, quite possibly is a hybrid of the above two. The talk includes findings from the IBM Institute for Business Value and prototype implementation by customers and IBM of a decentralized Internet of Things. This peer-to-peer, open-sourced based proposal to the industry addresses problems of business model, privacy, and longevity of smart devices in IoT. The work makes the case for rethinking the technology strategy for IoT to be secure, scalable and efficient. The approach leverages the “Blockchain” – the technology platform underlying Bitcoin – to create a decentralized platform for the Internet of Things.

Event Sessions:

DynatemDynatem Presents
Water-Cooled Supercomputers: From the Data Center to the Battlefield

As data centers move toward emersion cooling for their heterogenous servers, this isn’t practical for compute applications in extreme and mobile environments……like battlefield vehicles, UAV’s, gas & oil data acquisition, and physics research and development.  Traditional air conditioning doesn’t produce the lowest power / lowest noise / highest performance solutions.This talk describes the Dynatem HPEC water-cooled architecture, based on Eurotech’s Aurora family of green, liquid-cooled supercomputers.


Pentek Presents
Optical Links Boost Real-Time System Performance
By Rodger Hosking, Vice-president, Pentek, Inc.
Optical interfaces for gigabit serial links between real-time embedded system components offer significant advantages over traditional copper solutions. Performance benefits include improved data rates, increased transmission distances, reduced cable weight and diameter, immunity to EMI interference, and elimination of radiated emissions. Standardized mechanical and electrical implementations of optical transceivers, connectors, and cables defined in evolving VPX standards take advantage of emerging technologies and materials. Not only can these interfaces support legacy protocols like PCIe and Ethernet, they are also candidates for SerialFPDP and VITA 49 Radio Transport (VRT). These initiatives are boosting performance and opening up new applications in embedded systems for mil-aero applications including communications, radar, data acquisition, and software radio.

  • Optical Interface Technology
  • Benefits and Tradeoffs: Optical vs. Copper
  • Optical Transceivers for Embedded Applications
  • VITA 66.4 VPX Optical Backplane Standard
  • Flexor VPX and PCIe FMC products with Optical I/O
  • VITA 49 Radio Transport Protocol for Software Radio
  • New Optical System Architectures


Dolphin ICS presents

How to use a PCI Express Network in High Performance Applications

This seminar reviews the different applications of a PCI Express Network. Examining how to implement different high throughput data movement models, deliver low latency data connections and replace existing multi-cast or reflective memory applications with a new and more effective model. It also looks at new capabilities such as Peer-to-Peer transfers that enables direct FPGA and GPU communication between remote systems without CPU intervention. Learn how to use PCI Express in new and exciting ways beyond as a standard I/O subsystem or I/O expansion system.



Visure presents

Managing the impact of ever changing Requirements

Delivering competitive embedded systems with high quality has become an enormous challenge. This is driven by a huge increase in the volume and complexity of software in a device, which has a direct negative impact on the quality of your device with significant shrinking of the window available for tracing and managing your requirements due to market pressure. This situation is getting aggravated by the increasing number of stakeholders involved in projects! How many of you have suffered project delays and increased cost caused by one simple request for change, where the full impact was not understood? During this session you will learn:

  • How to manage requirements change efficiently and collaboratively
  • with your project team?
  • How to quickly assess the IMPACT and implication of change before you proceed with the change?
  • To immediately establish what other requirements and system elements will be “TOUCHED” by the proposed change,
  • To quickly assess the project impact of change in the context of time, resource and cost associated with retrospective re-work and regression testing,
  • To make sure your project decision-making process is based on connected facts rather than assumptions,
  • The rationale behind tracking your needs to requirements and to your project development all the way down to your product delivery,
  • The power of establishing graphical representation of the traceability.


Fernando Valera – CTO
Moustapha Tadlaoui – SVP & COO