We wanted to congratulate our longtime friend, colleague, and collaborator Alvaro Lopez on being selected as the newest contributor on All Programmable Planet’s list of heavy hitters. Alvie is the man responsible for the ZPUino SoC softcore system, and much more. So, congrats Alvie! Here’s his introduction from APP:
Álvaro Lopes is a Senior Software Engineer at the Critical Software company in Portugal. He works in ASDT (Aeronautics, Space, Defense, and Transportation) and his specialties cover a wide range of areas, from hardware (analog and digital) to software (specification, development, and validation), primarily for embedded systems. He is the creator of several CPU cores and digital systems, such as the ZPUino SoC softcore, whose versions include one that actually runs uCLinux. Although Álvaro mainly does digital design just for fun, he ranked 1st (ex-aequo) in the 2011 “Open 7400” contest by Dangerous Prototypes, with his 7400 Triple Seven Segment Capacitance Meter that could measure from 0.1nF up to 999µF.
You should head on over to APP and check out Alvie’s first article, of which we’ll share an excerpt with you here:
…I started to target the Papilio boards for my ZPUino design. Things went so well that Papilio became the main driver of the ZPUino project. We have been improving the design ever since — supporting more devices, improving the documentation, adding software libraries, and helping all of our users to accomplish their goals.
It’s great to see Alvie on APP – he definitely will add to the greater knowledge base for all who read All Programmable Planet. And here at Gadget Factory, he is certainly an indispensable member of our team, so again our congrats!
(via All Programmable Planet)