I’m looking forward to exploring Embedded World for my first time tomorrow, thanks to element14 for kindly arranging it. It is hosted in Nuremberg, a city about halfway between Frankfurt and Munich. I have visited Nuremberg before, it has a castle and several interesting museums; there is lots to see as a tourist.

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Embedded World is an exhibition in its fifteenth year, and it keeps growing; there are more than 1000 exhibitors this year spread out over six halls. There are a truly massive amount of visitors expected; 30,000 visited last year so it will be packed.

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There will be special focus on Safety and Security in hall 4, Displays in hall 1 and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication in hall 3.

I’m also excited to listen in to the discussion titled “Safe for the Future” featuring Silicon Labs’ SVP of IoT products, Daniel Cooley.

 

Speaking of products, it will be interesting to see Silicon Labs’ USBXpress offerings, as well as what’s new in Pi and BeagleBone Black world of course, and examining some of the Sub-1GHz technologies such as LoRa.

 

I’ll be particularly interested in home automation (I’d like to automate my apartment!) as well as industrial automation products.

 

It would be great to meet up with fellow element14 members who are visiting. I know mitko is visiting.

 

Furthermore, if you’re not visiting, please do let me know in the comments section if there is any particular area you’re interested in (see the full list of exhibitors) which you’d like me to investigate. I’ll do my best.