January 2021

January 2021
Virtual Training

Virtual Training: Building an Embedded Application with Qt

New dates added! In our hands-on virtual course we will show you how to build a Qt application for an embedded device using Raspberry Pi. We'll give you a thorough understanding on how to use QML and the Qt API to create an application from an empty screen to a full graphic UI. Enroll Now >>

Mark HatchWelcome to ICS' January Newsletter

Qt 6 has finally arrived! As a major release, Qt 6.0 offers a higher degree of freedom to implement new features and functionality, and can better support requirements now and into the future. We’re putting together valuable content around Qt 6 to help you migrate to the new release, and successfully leverage Qt 6 for your projects.

We’re also working on an array of webinars, industry events and technical blogs on subjects from MCUs to medical device design to help you strengthen your skill set. Register for our popular virtual training course, Building an Embedded Application with Qt, and check out our content on FreeRTOS, a real-time operating system for microcontrollers and small microprocessors, including an introductory webinar and Part 2 in our three-part blog series on the topic. Also inside this issue is a technical blog on the GPIO libgpiod library; an update on Project RED, our collaboration to develop a low-cost ventilator to fight Covid-19; and our latest article in the medtech industry press, Designing to Minimize Use Errors.

Mark Hatch, COO

freeROTS webinar

Live Webinar: An Introduction to FreeRTOS — Feb. 11, 1 pm EST

Don't miss our upcoming webinar where we will be introducing FreeRTOS, a popular real-time operating system for microcontrollers that has been ported to 35 microcontroller platforms. Register Now >>

QT 6

Qt 6 Now Available

Qt 6.0.0 is finally here! It offers a number of exciting new features and performance improvements. Read our recommendations for preparing to port to Qt 6 — and stay tuned for an array of Qt 6-focused content coming your way very soon. Be among the first to access this exclusive content. Sign Up Now >>

Project Red Update

Nearing the Finish Line with Project RED’s Low-Cost Ventilator

With this important project nearly complete, we're working on final updates in order to minimize use error and improve patient safety. Read More >>

GPIO Programming

GPIO Programming: Exploring the libgpiod Library

Continuing our series on GPIO, we take a look at libgpiod, a GPIO library available on Linux that has become more widely supported and available on platforms like the Raspberry Pi.  Read More >>

A Look at FreeRTOS

​​​​​A Closer Look at FreeRTOS

Explore key features, supported platforms, licensing and cost of FreeRTOS, a real-time operating system for microcontrollers and small microprocessors. Read More >>

Minimizing Errors

Designing to Minimize Use Errors

In Today’s Medical Developments, ICS’ Director of Medical Programs discusses seven incorrect medical device use causes, and explores safety considerations for medical device UI design. Read More >>

Upcoming Events

Qt Goes Virt: Design, January 21

Join ICS and 2000+ UI/UX Designers, Managers and Executives for a half-day online event all about UI/UX Design. Register Now >>