Charles J. Lord

Charles J. Lord, PE is an embedded systems consultant and trainer with over 40 years' experience in system design and development in medical, military, and industrial applications. For the last twelve years, he has specialized in the integration of communication protocols into clients' products, including USB, Ethernet, and low-power wireless including ZigBee, 6LoWPAN, LoRa, and Thread. He has taught classes in these protocols for Freescale, Renesas, various universities and conferences including ESC and Arm TechCon. He has been a design partner with Freescale/NXP, Microchip, and Renesas. He also teaches webinars for various clients on IoT and embedded systems topics. He earned his BS in electrical engineering from N.C. State University in Raleigh, N.C. and provides training and consulting services through his company, Blue Ridge Advanced Design, in Asheville, N.C. He is a licensed professional engineer in NC and a senior member of the IEEE. In his volunteer work at the IEEE, he has served at many levels from local to regional to board committees. He is currently the chair of the IEEE Western NC Section, NC Council and was general chair of IEEE SoutheastCon 1995 and 2017.

February 1 – Day 3: Setting up our Development System

For our third class, we will begin to delve into the elements of μC/OS III, beginning with the concept of kernel-based applications then how we install and set up the system to build our first μC/OS III application on our K64 target board.
February 01, 2017 - 11:00am EST

January 31 – Day 2: Hardware Security Challenges

For our second class, we will look at hardware security needs – from code protection to guarding against unauthorized board modification. We will look at many of the features that are being added to high-security microcontrollers in order to meet these challenges
January 31, 2017 - 2:00pm EST

January 31 – Day 2: The Micrium Maker Program

For our second class, we will outline the details of the maker program and how to participate. We will look at the requirements that we must meet to qualify for the program and what the differences are with the standard commercial license. We will also look briefly at the maker market and its...
January 31, 2017 - 11:00am EST

January 30 – Day 1: Intro to IoT Security

In this leadoff class, we will look at the history and structure of the Internet of Things (IoT) and where the known security issues lie. We will look at a couple of examples of recent security breaches and how they could have been prevented. We will also look at the standards and regulatory issues...
January 30, 2017 - 2:00pm EST

January 30 – Day 1: Introduction to μC/OS II/III

In this leadoff class, we will present an overview of the Micrium μC/OS II/III kernel-based RTOS. We will look at the basic structure and how an RTOS works in foreground / background operations and the basic principles and operation in an RTOS. We will also review our hands-on board, the NXP FRDM-...
January 30, 2017 - 11:00am EST

January 13 - Day 5: Porting mbed

Now that we have learned the basic features of mbed, we will look at the many options for porting it to our Cortex-M processor designs. We will also look ahead to other course topics to dig deeper into the power and future of mbed in the ARMv8 family and beyond.
January 13, 2017 - 2:00pm EST

January 10 – Day 2: CMSIS, Hands-On

For our second class, we will begin our tour of the elements of mbed, including the CMSIS (ARM Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard) and the bootload, programming, and other interfaces. We will look at examples of how to use these on our FRDM-K64 board.
January 10, 2017 - 2:00pm EST

January 9 – Day 1: Peeking Under the mbed Hood

In this leadoff class, we will look at the history and structure of the mbed ecosystem. We will also look at how the alliance of partners that make up the parts of mbed work together under Apache 2.0 open license.
January 09, 2017 - 2:00pm EST

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