Sep 8 – 9, 2023
IIT Mandi
Asia/Kolkata timezone

Why BeST uses OpenSource and Zephyr RTOS

Sep 9, 2023, 6:00 PM
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Talk (40 min) Zephyr


Oliver Völckers
BeST Berliner Sensortechnik GmbH


BeST Berliner Sensortechnik GmbH, based in Berlin, Germany, has successfully utilized Zephyr RTOS along with open-source software components for the past three years. In this presentation, Oliver Völckers will provide valuable insights into their journey of designing and implementing a pump monitoring system employed by the German railway operator, Deutsche Bahn.

The presentation will highlight the substantial advantages offered by Open Source Software and Zephyr RTOS when compared to vendor-exclusive SDKs. Additionally, Oliver will delve into key design choices made in both hardware and firmware throughout the system's development. He will also emphasize the project's accelerated progress and enhanced support resulting from their transparent sharing of experiences and insights.

Session author's bio

Oliver Völckers is an entrepreneur and innovator with a background in computer science. He has over 30 granted patents worldwide in the area of membrane and force sensing. He has been a product manager with the medical device manufacturer and program manager with the sensor manufacturer As the founder and CEO of BeST Berliner Sensortechnik GmbH, he leads the development of customer-specific sensor solutions, especially in the low power IoT space.

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