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Thursday, October 13 • 09:00 - 09:50
Power Management Challenges in IoT and How Zephyr RTOS Meets Them - Ramesh Thomas, Intel

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An OS that runs on tiny IoT devices is already meeting several challenges. These challenges are due to the limited resources in these devices and the diverse nature of the applications and the ecosystem. These same reasons make adding an effective power management infrastructure extremely complex. These devices that run on tiny batteries for extensive periods, mostly unattended, have a very critical need to conserve power.

Zephyr is a RTOS from Intel, designed for IoT and wearable devices. It is opensource and supports x86, ARM and ARC SoC platforms. It has a small footprint and can run with very less memory. Power management is built in the core of its scheduling and idling design. It exports infrastructure for PM services to implement custom power policies.

This presentation will give an insight into the Zephyr power management design and the philosophies behind it.


Ramesh Thomas

Software Engineer, Intel
Ramesh is a software developer at Intel, working on open source projects. He is a key contributor to and maintainer of the power management subsystem in the Zephyr OS. He has also worked extensively in security and virtualization areas.

Thursday October 13, 2016 09:00 - 09:50
Salon 2+3 Rom - Ground Level