PRLog - Oct. 27, 2012 - LONGMONT, Colo. -- Sage Electronic Engineering, the embedded development tools and custom design provider specializing in complete open source solutions, is partnering with AMD, the semiconductor giant, to present a valuable hands-on workshop introducing developers to the benefits of open source code.
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“How To Get Started With Coreboot® Hands-On Workshop” introduces participants to the power of developing with open source coreboot® software. Sage Electronic Engineering has ample experience with this open source initiative and has even created SageBIOS™, a coreboot® distribution that replaces traditional BIOS. Benefits of SageBIOS™ include greater visibility and accessibility to code, which is inherent in open source development, as well as no royalties or licensing fees to pay.
At two RTECC events in early November, Sage will show participants how to use coreboot® to start enjoying greater design freedom, reduced costs, and even shorter development cycles through the power of open source coding. These events will be held in Seattle, WA on November 6th and in Portland, OR on November 8th. Sage will run morning and afternoon workshops at both locations.
RTECC (Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference) offers these events completely free of charge to attendees. Register beforehand at www.rtecc.com to obtain a free pass, which entitles you to participate in Sage’s workshop as well as technical sessions presented by other companies and to browse through the offerings at the exhibitors’ hall. You’ll also receive free parking and a free lunch.
The coreboot® workshop presented by Sage with AMD shows participants how to build and debug a coreboot® ROM image for an AMD x86 processor-based board. Attendees will have the chance to use the SmartProbe® and the Sage EDK development tools to build a coreboot® ROM image for an AMD G-Series APU, flash the ROM device, and then debug and correct errors. Upon completion of the session, participants will have gained a fundamental understanding of coreboot® structure. They will also have a better grasp of how to implement open source code in their products.
In a competitive environment where it’s imperative to create better designs more quickly to get products to market faster, tapping into open source code and using the right development tools can make all the difference.
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Sage Electronic Engineering, www.se-eng.com, is committed to providing embedded developers with tools and design resources to succeed in open source development. The company’s Sage Design Center offers a broad range of hardware and software development services designed to help customers build better products and get them to market faster. Sage also supplies sophisticated development tools that present a complete system view for maximum visibility and control. In addition, Sage helps customers around the globe achieve a fully customized open source solution through SageBIOS™, a coreboot® distribution. For assistance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.