Altia’s Technical Manager for Europe to run hands-on training of embedded GUI editor and graphics code generation software.

The UK Device Developers’ Conference 2016, an event for engineers and software developers working in the development of intelligent systems and devices, will take place April 27-28, 2016 near Cambridge. The conference will be co-located with H/WExpo, a conference for hardware developers.

Altia, a global leader in graphical user interface development software, has announced that it will be running a one-day workshop at this year’s event.

With hardware provided by Intelligent Display Solutions (IDS) and STMicroelectronics, the workshop will cover the complete development process for an embedded GUI using Altia’s model-based development tool chain, which provides developers with the capability to create a user interface that is both compelling and intuitive for the end-user, yet tailored to the memory and processing power available.

“In an embedded system, the quality, beauty and responsiveness of the GUI speaks volumes about what’s under the hood,” said Julian Coates, Northern Europe Business Manager. “In this workshop, we will be sharing our knowledge and experience of GUI design and give attendees the opportunity to test drive our industry-standard development software. Developers will also have the opportunity to spend a day with one of the world’s leading experts in this field, Dr. Rene Schumann.”

Dr. Rene Schumann, European Technical Manager at Altia, will lead the training on Altia’s model-based development tool suite, which will cover the complete Altia development process. The workshop will cover graphics creation and importation, building and editing the GUI simulation model, generating and running the code on targets ranging from low-cost microcontrollers with no RTOS and minimal memory to embedded Linux platforms, to standard PC-level Windows applications platforms for early-stage design validation.

Intelligent Display Solutions (IDS) and STMicroelectronics will both be sponsors of the workshop, providing the necessary hardware for the hands-on session. IDS has agreed to sponsor the embedded-Linux platform in the workshop, while STMicroelectronics will be sponsoring the “bare-metal” part of the workshop.

“We are very pleased to be supporting this workshop at the Conference,” said Adrian Amor, Sales Director at IDS. “GUI development is now an essential skill for an embedded systems engineer, and a great GUI has become a prerequisite to a product’s success. In this respect, I feel sure that the delegates will find this workshop very interesting, informative and productive.”

This workshop is intended for embedded systems engineers who have already experienced some embedded GUI development challenges and want to increase their knowledge of available development processes or who are planning a GUI for their next generation product.

Registrants should be ready to bring their own laptop to the workshop, for which minimum requirements will be published in advance; development-tool licenses and virtual-machine kits will be provided to registrants for self-installation during the weeks before the workshop taking place.

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About Altia

Altia, Inc. is a software company that provides graphical user interface design and development tools that can be used from concept to final product code. Altia was founded in 1991 and its customers include Breville, Continental Automotive, Aston Martin, Smiths Medical, Renault, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company, Medtronic, MTA, Johnson Controls, Magneti Marelli, Rolls-Royce, DAF Trucks, Visteon, NSI, Procter & Gamble, Diehl AKO Stiftung & Co. and many other leading manufacturers.

For more information about Altia, visit or contact Altia’s worldwide corporate headquarters at +1 719-598-4299.

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About The Device Developers’ Conference

The Device Developers’ Conference is an annual UK event for the developers of intelligent systems and devices. The 2016 event will take place at Cambourne, near Cambridge on the 27th and 28th April 2016.

Sponsored by a broad range of industry vendors, the exhibition and conference, including a series of 40-minute technical presentations, is free to engineers and project managers working in the technology sector. Half-day/full-day workshops in various specialisms are available at a small charge.

For more information visit the conference website.