Designing with Freescale Seminar Takes Place Oct. 3 at RIT Inn & Conference Center

Internet of Things thought-leader Kaivan Karimi gives keynote address at annual event

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Kaivan Karimi

Embedded systems, enhanced graphical technologies and touch-based user interfaces are only a few of the intelligent systems that make up the Internet of Things.

Kaivan Karimi will discuss the Internet of Things—considered a new era in computing technology, also referred to as the Internet of intelligent systems—at the 2013 Designing with Freescale Seminar Series in Rochester. The annual event will take place Oct. 3 at the RIT Inn & Conference Center, 5257 West Henrietta Road. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. and the first session will start at 8:30 a.m. The Designing with Freescale event is free, and participants can register online.

Karimi has been at the forefront of defining and driving the technology, product and business strategies related to the Internet of Things for Freescale, where he is executive director of its Global Strategy and Business Development team. He has more than 19 years of experience in the semiconductor and telecommunications business and has been with Freescale for nine years serving in a variety of leadership positions.

The Freescale seminar is open to design engineers, engineering faculty and students, industry partners and executive managers. Participants attend hands-on training, laboratory demonstrations and presentations highlighting development tools, reference designs, customer products, student applications and projects.

Featured technologies at the symposium will include Kinetis L, Freescale’s next-generation ARM Cortex M0+ core-based microcontroller and its Vybrid A5+M4 ARM multi-core technology.

The event has expanded considerably, says Andy Mastronardi, Global Director of University Programs for Freescale. “There are more hands-on workshops and tracks related to Freescale products, applications and tools. The series was created to enable engineers to accelerate the development of innovative end-products using Freescale technologies.”

This is the eighth year of the symposium. More than 200 participants from businesses and universities in the Northeast are expected to attend. Computer engineering students from RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering will display research projects, and a product tradeshow takes place throughout the day.

At the close of the seminar, participants can tour the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, located on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus. A shuttle bus will leave the RIT Inn & Conference Center at 4:30 p.m. The Golisano Institute for Sustainability conducts leading research in alternative energy, remanufacturing, nanotechnology and sustainable production. It is considered a “living laboratory” and has incorporated sustainable systems within the building including a Purecell fuel cell system, the primary energy source; a water collection and filtration system; a microgrid and geothermal system. The institute also houses one of the world’s first Ph.D. programs in sustainable manufacturing and industrial development, as well as master’s degrees in sustainable systems and sustainable architecture.