Lori M. Matassa is a platform software architect in Intel's Intelligent Systems Group and holds a BS in Information Technology. She has over 25 years experience developing embedded software for platforms including mainframe and midrange computer system peripherals, security, storage, and embedded communication devices. In recent years at Intel she has led Intel's embedded software enablement of multi-core technology and architecture migration.
Learning involves the acquisition of knowledge through the experiences of research, instruction, and practice. Each opportunity for experience increases the depth of understanding and mastering of the subject matter. This study guide can be the companion to the book “Break Away with Intel® Atom™ Processors: A Guide to Architecture Migration” or can be used in independent study or supplemental material for professional development. It provides exercises and hands-on labs using practical applications to supplement the knowledge learned in the core technology book.
ROBERT MUELLER completed his MSc in Physics with Computer Science at the University of Kaiserslautern, and started his career in 2000 with CAD-UL as an applications engineer for embedded systems software tools. At Intel since 2001, Robert continued this focus as a software engineer for the mobile and embedded space, supporting development tools and debug environment requirements targeting Intel® XScale™ microarchitecture, Intel® Core, and Intel® Atom processor based designs.
PAUL FISCHER is a technical consulting engineer for Intel’s Developer Products Division, supporting mobile and embedded development tools. He holds an MS in Engineering from UC Berkeley and a BSME from the University of Minnesota. Paul’s professional interests include the application of software to real-time and embedded systems.
JIM PELNER is a firmware architect for Intel’s Ultra Mobile Group, and earned a BS in EECE from Marquette University and an MS in EECE from Purdue University. Throughout his 12 year career at Intel, Jim has developed highly embedded Intel architecture firmware as well as personal computer BIOS.
JENNY PELNER is a firmware architect in Intel’s Intelligent Systems Group. She earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas. She has over 17 years of firmware experience ranging from developing fast boot solutions on embedded platforms such as set-top boxes to supporting desktop processor and chipset silicon validation BIOS.