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2022-01-13 12:00

Phase #3 of OSADL project on OPC UA PubSub over TSN successfully completed

Another important milestone on the way to interoperable Open Source real-time Ethernet has been reached


2021-02-09 12:00

Open Source OPC UA PubSub over TSN project phase #3 launched

Letter of Intent with call for participation is now available


2016-11-12 12:00

Raspberry Pi and real-time Linux

Let's have a look at the OSADL QA Farm data



OSADL Special Events

OSADL Special Events

COOL - Compact OSADL Online Lectures



Virtual, by live video streams and video conference

Upcoming COOL webinarsRegistrationCOOL Presentations and video clips (Member or participant login required to display material of advanced lectures)

What is COOL?

COOL - Compact OSADL Online Lectures: Open Source meets Industry

  • COOL is an OSADL webinar series.
  • COOL takes place regularly once a month and covers new and state-of-the-art topics on Open Source software in industry, either on legal or on technical aspects.
  • COOL editions each consist of two lectures covering a special "Open Source meets industry" topic followed by a discussion round. The first "basic" lecture provides basic knowledge with regard to the respective topic and the second "advanced" lecture dives deeper into the topic and highlights special aspects. The discussion round gives all participants the possibility to ask questions and discuss with the respective speakers and the audience.
  • COOL speakers are OSADL experts on the one hand and external specialists on the other hand who kindly agreed to share their expert knowledge on the respective topic.
  • COOL is a virtual event. The lectures are held by live video streams. Speakers will be available for questions and discussion in a video conference which will take part subsequent to the live video streams.
  • COOL in general is designed to provide support how to best and compliantly use Open Source software in industry.

COOL November 2022 edition

Flavors of real-time: OS-9, QNX, VxWorks, Xenomai, Zephyr, FreeRTOS, Linux PREEMPT_RT
Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 2pm to 4pm CET

Agenda COOL November 2022 edition

2:00pm to 2:30pm CET:

Part I: General introduction to real-time operating systems and special aspects of OS-9, QNX and VxWorks
Dr. Carsten Emde, OSADL

2:30pm to 3:00pm CET:

Part II: Xenomai, Zephyr and FreeRTOS
Jan Altenberg, OSADL

3:00pm to 3:30pm CET:

Part III: Linux PREEMPT_RT in comparison
Alexander Bähr, OSADL

3:30pm to 4:00pm CET:

Discussion and possibility to ask questions

Description COOL November 2022 edition

About twenty years ago, when embedded systems needed to become more powerful and offer cutting-edge technologies and interfaces, developers were faced with a dilemma: Should existing RTOS kernels be equipped with new technologies, or should real-time capabilities be added to systems such as Linux, which were already equipped with new technologies? Although the latter was seen as tedious, difficult and lengthy work, some parties ventured into this approach called PREEMPT_RT which is now close to completion. But the early real-time kernels such as VxWorks, OS-9, QNX and the so-called Linux real-time extensions such as Xenomai are also still there. So the question is how these different approaches to providing an operating system with real-time behavior compare. This prompted this month's edition of COOL, in which Jan Altenberg, Alexander Bähr and Carsten Emde of OSADL will take participants on a journey to the various real-time operating systems. Whenever possible and allowed by the owners of the various operating systems, experimentally obtained real-time data will be given – of course from the real-time test setups of the OSADL QA Farm.

Recommended audience COOL November 2022 edition

Software developers and engineers, hardware developers and engineers, system integrators, field application engineers, etc.

About the speakers of the COOL November 2022 edition

- Jan Altenberg: Jan Altenberg has more than 15 years of experience in developing and maintaining Embedded Linux systems. Jan studied information technologies at the University of Cooperative Education in Stuttgart (Germany). From 2002 - 2006 he was involved in the OCEAN project, a European research project, which defined an open controller platform based on real-time Linux and real-time CORBA. From 2007 to 2019 he worked for Linutronix as a Consultant, Trainer and Head of Technical sales. From April 2019 to 2021 he worked as Open-Source Technology Expert and Open-Source Compliance Officer for Continental Automotive GmbH. Since October 2021 Jan works as Senior Legal Consultant and Embedded Systems Integrator at the Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) eG. Jan is a frequent speaker on several conferences. In 2014, 2018 and 2019 he has been awarded with the "best speaker award" at the Embedded Software Engineering Congress in Sindelfingen (Germany). 

- Alexander Bähr: Alexander Bähr is a state certified technician with a focus on control engineering. Since his youth Alexander has been enthusiastic about electronics and data processing, especially Linux and Open Source. During his further professional activity with the main focus on measurement technology and its data processing, he has successfully used the various options of Open Source software in his professional environment for many years. Since 2020 Alexander works as a technical computer scientist at the Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) eG.

- Dr. Carsten Emde: Carsten Emde has a long history of professional activities in the field of software development, system integration and training, particularly for embedded system software. Carsten is specialized on graphical user interface, robotics, real-time systems and on legal and business aspects of using Open Source software in industry. He has been managing OSADL since its foundation in 2005.

Past COOL webinars

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Please click on the respective COOL edition in order to display the full agenda and more details about the lectures and the respective guest speakers.

Download of COOL overview January to May 2022 (new - v7) as PDF file
Download of COOL overview September - December 2021 as PDF file
Download of COOL overview January - May 2021 as PDF file

COOL conference language

The COOL sessions will be in English language.

COOL registration

Please use the online registration form to register for a particular COOL edition: Online registration form.
The access data will be sent to the registered participants shortly before the event.

COOL participation fee

Participation in COOL is free of charge.

COOL feedback

We would appreciate if participants of COOL completed and submitted the following feedback questionnaire in order to better meet their requirements and consider their suggestions in future events: Feedback sheet. Thanks in advance.

COOL presentations

The presentations and video clips of all COOL sessions will be made available after the event. Material of the basic lectures or, in this case, of part I will be publicly available, material of the advanced lectures or, in this case, of part II and part III will be available exclusively for OSADL members or participants with login.

COOL Presentations and video clips (Member or participant login required to display material of the advanced lectures or, in this case, of part II and part III)

Privacy policy

When you register for participation in the event you agree that the personal data you enter in the registration form will be processed at OSADL as necessary (see our privacy policy).

You may revoke this agreement at any time by email, mail or phone using the communication data provided at the imprint page, but this will also cancel your registration.

Questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you have further questions:
Andrea Ruf
officeªosadl.org
Phone.: +49 6221 98504 13