Mike's Blog: Sights from ESC Boston 2019

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On Wednesday (May 15), I attended the 2019 Embedded Systems Conference (ESC), held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Not only was it my first time at ESC, but my first time in the state of Massachusetts. Boston is gorgeous in the spring, by the way.

ESC brands itself as the largest embedded systems conference in the U.S., and while the 2019 attendee figures likely won't be posted for a while, the event is expected to bring in 3,300+ industry professionals, 375+ top exhibitors, and 60+ expert speakers, while offering 35+ hours of education.

ESC was actually three shows in-one: Co-locating ESC Embedded Systems, BIOMEDevice, and Design & Manufacturing. Altogether, it made for an expo and conference packed with the latest products and best practices in embedded systems, across a myriad of applications.

Below, find a photo essay showing just some of what I saw during my full day May 15 at ESC:


Thankfully, the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center has an observation hallway running above the expo floor, which makes for great broad expo shots.Thankfully, the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center has an observation hallway running above the expo floor, which makes for great broad expo shots.Mike Hockett/EE

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The first session I took in was this one, titled, 'AI Apocalypse: Is it Time to be Scared Yet?' by Max 'the Magnificent' Maxfield, who is Editor of EEweb.com. His presentation discussed artificial intelligence's current applications and potential, both good and bad.The first session I took in was this one, titled, "AI Apocalypse: Is it Time to be Scared Yet?" by Max "the Magnificent" Maxfield, who is Editor of EEweb.com. His presentation discussed artificial intelligence's current applications and potential, both good and bad.Mike Hockett/EE

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Pico Technology's booth showed off many of its recent PicoScope oscilloscope innovations.Pico Technology's booth showed off many of its recent PicoScope oscilloscope innovations.Mike Hockett/EE

Some of the IC Sockets and adapters on display at the Ironwood Electronics booth.Some of the IC Sockets and adapters on display at the Ironwood Electronics booth.Mike Hockett/EE


Rohde & Schwarz FPC1000 Spectrum Analyzer (left) next to R&S' RTO Digital Oscilloscope at the company's ESC booth.Rohde & Schwarz FPC1000 Spectrum Analyzer (left) next to R&S' RTO Digital Oscilloscope at the company's ESC booth.Mike Hockett/EE

Eric Bogatin, Dean of Teledyne LeCroy's Signal Integrity Academy, presents his 'Secrets to Successful Power Rail Measurements' session at ESC's Engineering Theater.Eric Bogatin, Dean of Teledyne LeCroy's Signal Integrity Academy, presents his "Secrets to Successful Power Rail Measurements" session at ESC's Engineering Theater.Mike Hockett/EE

Teledyne LeCroy's WavePro HD Oscilloscope was one of the feature products on display at its ESC booth.Teledyne LeCroy's WavePro HD Oscilloscope was one of the feature products on display at its ESC booth.Mike Hockett/EE

At ESC's Center Stage venue, many turned out for a panel session titled, 'How Sensor Technology Has Led Medtech to Real-World Success in Wearable Medical Devices'At ESC's Center Stage venue, many turned out for a panel session titled, "How Sensor Technology Has Led Medtech to Real-World Success in Wearable Medical Devices"Mike Hockett/EE

At ESC's Center Stage venue, many turned out for a panel session titled, 'How Sensor Technology Has Led Medtech to Real-World Success in Wearable Medical Devices'At ESC's Center Stage venue, many turned out for a panel session titled, "How Sensor Technology Has Led Medtech to Real-World Success in Wearable Medical Devices"Mike Hockett/EE


ESC will be back in Boston April 22-23 in 2020.

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