I am a big fan of the EmbeddedWorld exhibition on Nuremberg, Germany. It is by far the largest embedded exhibition in the industry, and nowhere else will you find such a large event for embedded development. For example, in 2014 there were over 25.000 visitors and almost 900 exhibitors, including most microcontroller vendors, embedded C/C++ compiler and debugger IDE tool vendors, RTOS suppliers, etc.
This year, EmbeddedWorld 2015 will be held during 24-26 of February, as always in the medieval city of Nuremberg in Bavaria. This provides a fantastic opportunity to try out some of the local Franconian dishes in the old town, as well as German sausages, pork knuckle and the local beer, “Pils”. If you haven’t visited the old town in Nuremberg, you really should make sure to see it while visiting EmbeddedWorld 2015!
Last year, I would say the main trend on the exhibition (of course) was ARM cores (in particular Cortex-M) and the Eclipse IDE. The embedded market is clearly racing to standardize on ARM microcontrollers and Eclipse-based tools. This year, I expect this trend to continue and strengthen, with a lot of IoT products and the new ARM Cortex-M7 core added to the mix as well.
Me and my colleagues at Atollic are working hard to provide a good experience for our booth visitors, and we hope you will come by our booth 4-108 and share your thoughts on tools, Atollic TrueSTUDIO or the state of the embedded industry in general!