Develop applications quickly and inexpensively with open source hardware

Recent developments in electronics platforms, such as Single Board Computers, do not require detailed knowledge in this area, which means that the entrance level is lower, and that the many advantages are also within reach for companies with limited R&D capacity. Together with Innovatiecentrum West-Vlaanderen, Sirris is organising a breakfast session on 2 June which will present the possibilities offered by these technologies, based on working examples.

In recent years, developments in open source electronics platforms (for example Single Board Computers) have really taken off, creating particularly interesting opportunities, also for companies with limited R&D capacity. Actually, a lot of well-known (like Raspberry pi and Arduino) and less-known platforms are available, and large communities have grown up around them.

In order to develop on these platforms, no detailed knowledge is required of electronics development and everything related to it. This means that the entrance level is much lower.  

There are numerous advantages

  • reduction of risks, costs and lead time for demonstrators
  • cheaper than PLCs for applications with limited realtime constraints
  • enabling companies with limited R&D capacity to develop embedded applications
  • an alternative for companies which develop their own (electronic) hardware, enabling an appropriate ‘make-or-buy’ decision
  • offering platforms for 'Internet of Things’ applications, such as the integration of (low-cost) digital sensors in ‘smart-ecosystems’ (e.g. Devicecloud, machine-to-machine solutions,…).

In order to present the possibilities via working examples, Sirris and Innovatiecentrum West-Vlaanderen are organising a breakfast session on 2 June at Innovatiecentrum in Kortrijk on 2 June (8 am).

Do you work in electronics, automation, telemetry solutions, vending machines or ICT, and do you want to gain more insight into the possibilities of open-source hardware, to verify whether your R&D capacity is sufficient or are you looking for an expert in this subject? Then this session is definitely for you!

The fee for this Research@Breakfast is € 40 (ex. VAT).  The number of places available is limited - therefore register as soon as possible. Click here for more information and registration.