Jakob Engblom
Speaker: Jakob Engblom, Virutech,
Jakob Engblom holds a PhD in computer systems from Uppsala university and is currently Business Development Manager and Application Engineer at Virtutech. He has helped build several large-scale simulation solutions for various Virtutech customers.  He has been speaking about embedded systems at university courses and industry trade shows for the past five years.
Jakob's professional interests include real-time systems, embedded systems, embedded software development, simulation technology, computer architecture, and compiler technology. He has authored more than 20 papers in the field of real-time and embedded systems (see www.engbloms.se/jakob.html). From 2002 to 2005, he held a position as an adjunct professor at the department of Information Technology at Uppsala university.  Prior to joining Virtutech, he was with IAR Systems in Uppsala, Sweden."
Seminar: Using Simulated Hardware for Software Development
Level: Introduction
Fast full-system simulation is a technology where the hardware of a  system is simulated in sufficient detail that firmware, device drivers, operating systems, and applications can be run unmodified on the simulator.

The simulated hardware is used as an alternative to development- and prototype hardware to perform software development, software testing, fault-injection, and other software engineering and quality assurance tasks. Simulation models can be made available much earlier than real hardware, and enable parallel hardware and software development.  

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