San Francisco Event to Showcase Intelligent Electronic Devices And the Technologies That Make Them Work

Embedded Systems Conference Exhibit Floor Reflects Demand for Embedded Tools

For Connectivity, Linux Development, and System-On-Chip Design



Mar 28, 2001, 00:00 ET from CMP Media, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The show floor at the upcoming
 Embedded Systems Conference San Francisco, the world's largest exhibition of
 the core technologies for intelligent electronics, will feature hundreds of
 products used by engineers, designing the latest in Internet Appliances,
 Systems-on-Chip and smart industrial machines.  Critical tools and
 technologies that enable communications and networking connectivity in
 everyday devices will be among the many new products unveiled at this
 industry-leading event, running from April 10-12 at the Moscone Center.
     The show floor at the twelfth annual Embedded Systems Conference features
 341 exhibitors, including 118 San Francisco Bay Area companies.  This year,
 the exhibit floor will also feature the "Innovation Showcase," an exhibition
 of the newest end-user products powered by embedded systems.
     "It's not that we're all going to be browsing web-sites from our toasters,
 but we're going to see an increasing number of products that incorporate the
 communications capability of the Internet in very interesting ways," said
 Lindsey Vereen, Conference Director.  "You can see some great examples of this
 at the Innovation Showcase and on the show floor, where there will be
 demonstrations of the chips and software that will enable next generation
 functionality."
     A number of intelligent devices are featured in the event's first
 Innovation Showcase.  These include:
 
     -- A Mobile Web Pad
     -- A Multimedia Electronic Book
     -- An Internet-Enabled Espresso Maker
     -- New Digital Music Players, including portable and home stereo devices
     -- A Network-Enabled Fingerprint Security System
     -- An Internet Appliance that allows small and remote offices to
        share Internet access, files, printers, and network services
 
     Hundreds of the products that are used to create these types of devices
 will be demonstrated on the show floor.  Among the newest products, are tools
 used to add connectivity to embedded devices, such as:
 
     -- Application specific Bluetooth front-end solutions
     -- Components for the implementation of voice over DSL
     -- CAN (Controller Area Network) products, which link electronic networks
        in automobiles and on manufacturing plant floors.
     -- An embedded Ethernet and storage module
     -- Middleware for deterministic IP data delivery without complex
        programming
 
     The show floor will also feature a broad range of products to build
 software applications including Linux and cross-platform development tools.
 Examples include Linux-based PDA software, web browsers and a real time
 operating system; an integrated tool for programmers working with Windows CE
 and Linux; and software to link Linux devices to Windows-based enterprise
 systems.
     Another category of products featured on the show floor is System-on-Chip
 (SoC) devices and the tools used to create them, including a real-time, low
 power Java Processor; a streamlined processor core with low gate count and a
 single stage pipeline; a System-on-Chip device with integrated Ethernet
 controller; and a solution for multi-core SoC simulation and debugging.
     "System-on-Chip is the natural result of the electronics industry's
 capability to shrink nearly every key component to smaller and smaller sizes
 and put them on a single die," said Vereen.  "Consumer benefits of high
 integration and small size are more features in a smaller package, higher
 reliability, and less power consumption.  Integrating software into
 Systems-on-Chip is still a challenge, but exhibitors at ESC are starting to
 address this market."
     The ESC exhibition is held in conjunction with the world's most
 comprehensive educational program on embedded systems.  With 186 courses and
 15-full day tutorials, including 95 entirely new sessions, the conference
 program highlights topics such as design of wireless devices, development of
 distributed systems, and open-source design tools and operating systems.
     Special events include keynote addresses, a panel discussion and exhibitor
 workshops.  Best-selling author of the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,"
 Douglas Adams and Sun Microsystems Java technology inventor James Gosling and
 his colleague Greg Bollella present the keynotes.  A panel discussion titled,
 "Object-Oriented Programming: Method or Madness," is offered on
 Monday, April 9 at 5:00 p.m.  Additionally, Cadence Design Systems and
 Microsoft Corporation are offering special exhibitor workshops on Tuesday
 through Thursday.  Advance sign-up and payment is required for these hands-on
 product-oriented classes.
     More information on the Embedded Systems Conference San Francisco is
 available at http://www.embedded.com/esc .  Conference programs can also be
 obtained by calling 877-446-7799 or by e-mailing esc@cmp.com.
     The Embedded Systems Conference is produced by CMP Media Inc. and is
 sponsored by EMBEDDED SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING magazine and ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
 TIMES.  Other conferences produced by CMP's Electronics Trade Show Group
 include the Embedded Systems Conference-Chicago, the Embedded Systems
 Conference-Boston, the Embedded Systems Conference-Europe, the Embedded
 Executive Summit, and the Communications Design Conference.
 
     About CMP Media Inc.
     CMP Media Inc. (Nasdaq:   UNEWY) is a leading high-tech media company
 providing essential information and marketing services to the entire
 technology spectrum - the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide.
 Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer
 marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their
 individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers,
 magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education
 and training, trade shows and conferences, custom publishing, testing and
 consulting.  More information can be found at www.cmpnet.com.
 
     NOTE:  All trademarks used herein are the property of their respective
 owners.
 
      Attendee Contact:    CMP Media Inc.
      Toll free:           877-446-7799
      Email:               esc@cmp.com
 
      Press Registration:  FS Communications
      Phone:               650-691-1488
      E-mail:              miranda@fscomm.com
 
     CONTACT:  Miranda Brady, Miranda@fscomm.com, or Wendy Lewis, both of FS
 Communications, 650-691-1488, for CMP Media, Inc.
 
 

SOURCE CMP Media, Inc.
    SAN FRANCISCO, March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The show floor at the upcoming
 Embedded Systems Conference San Francisco, the world's largest exhibition of
 the core technologies for intelligent electronics, will feature hundreds of
 products used by engineers, designing the latest in Internet Appliances,
 Systems-on-Chip and smart industrial machines.  Critical tools and
 technologies that enable communications and networking connectivity in
 everyday devices will be among the many new products unveiled at this
 industry-leading event, running from April 10-12 at the Moscone Center.
     The show floor at the twelfth annual Embedded Systems Conference features
 341 exhibitors, including 118 San Francisco Bay Area companies.  This year,
 the exhibit floor will also feature the "Innovation Showcase," an exhibition
 of the newest end-user products powered by embedded systems.
     "It's not that we're all going to be browsing web-sites from our toasters,
 but we're going to see an increasing number of products that incorporate the
 communications capability of the Internet in very interesting ways," said
 Lindsey Vereen, Conference Director.  "You can see some great examples of this
 at the Innovation Showcase and on the show floor, where there will be
 demonstrations of the chips and software that will enable next generation
 functionality."
     A number of intelligent devices are featured in the event's first
 Innovation Showcase.  These include:
 
     -- A Mobile Web Pad
     -- A Multimedia Electronic Book
     -- An Internet-Enabled Espresso Maker
     -- New Digital Music Players, including portable and home stereo devices
     -- A Network-Enabled Fingerprint Security System
     -- An Internet Appliance that allows small and remote offices to
        share Internet access, files, printers, and network services
 
     Hundreds of the products that are used to create these types of devices
 will be demonstrated on the show floor.  Among the newest products, are tools
 used to add connectivity to embedded devices, such as:
 
     -- Application specific Bluetooth front-end solutions
     -- Components for the implementation of voice over DSL
     -- CAN (Controller Area Network) products, which link electronic networks
        in automobiles and on manufacturing plant floors.
     -- An embedded Ethernet and storage module
     -- Middleware for deterministic IP data delivery without complex
        programming
 
     The show floor will also feature a broad range of products to build
 software applications including Linux and cross-platform development tools.
 Examples include Linux-based PDA software, web browsers and a real time
 operating system; an integrated tool for programmers working with Windows CE
 and Linux; and software to link Linux devices to Windows-based enterprise
 systems.
     Another category of products featured on the show floor is System-on-Chip
 (SoC) devices and the tools used to create them, including a real-time, low
 power Java Processor; a streamlined processor core with low gate count and a
 single stage pipeline; a System-on-Chip device with integrated Ethernet
 controller; and a solution for multi-core SoC simulation and debugging.
     "System-on-Chip is the natural result of the electronics industry's
 capability to shrink nearly every key component to smaller and smaller sizes
 and put them on a single die," said Vereen.  "Consumer benefits of high
 integration and small size are more features in a smaller package, higher
 reliability, and less power consumption.  Integrating software into
 Systems-on-Chip is still a challenge, but exhibitors at ESC are starting to
 address this market."
     The ESC exhibition is held in conjunction with the world's most
 comprehensive educational program on embedded systems.  With 186 courses and
 15-full day tutorials, including 95 entirely new sessions, the conference
 program highlights topics such as design of wireless devices, development of
 distributed systems, and open-source design tools and operating systems.
     Special events include keynote addresses, a panel discussion and exhibitor
 workshops.  Best-selling author of the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,"
 Douglas Adams and Sun Microsystems Java technology inventor James Gosling and
 his colleague Greg Bollella present the keynotes.  A panel discussion titled,
 "Object-Oriented Programming: Method or Madness," is offered on
 Monday, April 9 at 5:00 p.m.  Additionally, Cadence Design Systems and
 Microsoft Corporation are offering special exhibitor workshops on Tuesday
 through Thursday.  Advance sign-up and payment is required for these hands-on
 product-oriented classes.
     More information on the Embedded Systems Conference San Francisco is
 available at http://www.embedded.com/esc .  Conference programs can also be
 obtained by calling 877-446-7799 or by e-mailing esc@cmp.com.
     The Embedded Systems Conference is produced by CMP Media Inc. and is
 sponsored by EMBEDDED SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING magazine and ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
 TIMES.  Other conferences produced by CMP's Electronics Trade Show Group
 include the Embedded Systems Conference-Chicago, the Embedded Systems
 Conference-Boston, the Embedded Systems Conference-Europe, the Embedded
 Executive Summit, and the Communications Design Conference.
 
     About CMP Media Inc.
     CMP Media Inc. (Nasdaq:   UNEWY) is a leading high-tech media company
 providing essential information and marketing services to the entire
 technology spectrum - the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide.
 Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer
 marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their
 individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers,
 magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education
 and training, trade shows and conferences, custom publishing, testing and
 consulting.  More information can be found at www.cmpnet.com.
 
     NOTE:  All trademarks used herein are the property of their respective
 owners.
 
      Attendee Contact:    CMP Media Inc.
      Toll free:           877-446-7799
      Email:               esc@cmp.com
 
      Press Registration:  FS Communications
      Phone:               650-691-1488
      E-mail:              miranda@fscomm.com
 
     CONTACT:  Miranda Brady, Miranda@fscomm.com, or Wendy Lewis, both of FS
 Communications, 650-691-1488, for CMP Media, Inc.
 
 SOURCE  CMP Media, Inc.

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