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Board Farm APIs for Automated Testing of Embedded Linux

This Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2020 session is being presented by Tim Bird, Principal Software Engineer at Sony and Harish Bansal, Test Automation (TA) technical lead engineer at Timesys.

Session Date & Time: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 17:15 – 18:05 GMT
Location: Virtual 

Board Farm APIs for Automated Testing of Embedded Linux

Session Description:

For years, designers of automated testing systems have used ad-hoc designs for the interfaces between a test, the test framework and board farm software, and the device under test. This has resulted in a situation where hardware tests cannot be reused from one lab to another. This talk presents a proposal for a standard API between automated tests and board farm management software. The idea is to allow a test to query the farm about available bus connections, attached hardware and monitors, and other test installation infrastructure. The test can then allocate and use that hardware, in a lab-independent fashion. The proposal calls for a dual REST/command-line API, with support for discovery, control and operation – of hardware and network resources. It is hoped that establishing a standard in this area will allow for the creation of an ecosystem of shareable hardware tests and board farm software.

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Tim Bird is a Principal Software Engineer for Sony Corporation, where he helps Sony use Linux and other open source software in their products. Tim is the maintainer of the Fuego test framework, and is involved in various groups in the Linux Foundation, including LF Board of Directors. Tim created and continues to run the Embedded Linux Conference. Tim’s overall goal is to improve Linux for use in consumer electronics products, by improving Linux system testing, directing technical initiatives of the Linux Foundation, and encouraging companies to participate in the open source community. Tim has been working with Linux for over 25 years.
Harish Bansal is an Embedded Board Farm and Test Automation (TA) technical engineer manager at Timesys with 13+ years of applications development experience. Prior to joining Timesys, Harish worked for Honeywell India, Vocollect, and other companies. Harish holds a master’s degree in Electronics from Jammia Millia Islamia University, India.

Harish Bansal

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