Abstract: According to the Wilson Group survey 84% of FPGA designs are released into the field with a non-trivial bug, in safety or security applications it can lead to injury, death, environmental impact, or a significant security breach. FPGAs are increasingly used for “commercial” applications such as IOT, autonomous driving, medical, and fintech. Worryingly only 52% of designs consider implementing security features and worse only 47% implement a safety-critical design.
The keynote will discuss the challenges we face in achieving safety and security on budget and schedule, and what are the key challenges which face us technical, personal, and community. How can we work together as a community to develop education, frameworks, and approaches which enable safety and security to be addressed in our developments?
CV: Adam is Chartered Engineer, Senior Member of the IEEE, Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Visiting Professor of Embedded Systems at the University of Lincoln and Arm Innovator, Edge Impulse Ambassador, he is also the owner of the engineering and consultancy company Adiuvo Engineering and Training which develops embedded solutions for high reliability, mission critical and space applications. Current projects include ESA Plato, Lunar Gateway, Generic Space Imager, UKSA TreeView and several other clients across the world. FPGAs are Adam ‘s first love, he is the author of numerous articles and papers on electronic design and FPGA design including over 440 blogs and 30 million plus views on how to use the Zynq and Zynq MPSoC for Xilinx.