9.00-9.35 Adapting to Change: Lessons from the Chip Crisis for Electronic Circuit Design

To avoid becoming another victim of the ongoing chip crisis, we had to adapt and explore different ways of designing products. We tried a number of solutions, many of which we plan to continue to use even once this crisis is over. We would like to share these practices that have been helping us during this challenging time.

Embedded & Data Analytics CoE director Milan Piskla and HW engineer David Gustafik, Ciklum


9.40-10.15 Who Cares About AI ...And Should You?

Over the past few months the rise of large language models have brought AI to coffee table discussions all around the world. But what actually is AI? What are the new models capable of and how is AI being utilized in modern cyber security solutions to provide users what they deserve. The Best Security.

Cyber security expert Jarno Ahlström, Check Point Technologies



 10.15-10.30 Mespek, EG Electronics, Richardsson RFPD




11.00-11.30 Chip down vs modular approach in embedded computing

  • Smarc standard the most popular modular industrial computing standard today
  • OSM New standard for small footprint applications

Tiitus Aho, Technical lead, Avnet Embedded 





12.30-13.00 4G-5G Mobile Broadband & IoT – 3GPP, user equipment hardware and systems

A snapshot of available and coming 4G and 5G modules and some new features in the latest and coming 3GPP releases. 4G and 5G cellular network deployments : Thoughts from a birds perspective.

Hans Andersson, Sales manager, AcalBFi


13.30-14.00 MXO 4 - The Next generation oscilloscope for accelerated insight

The R&S MXO 4 series is the first of a new generation of oscilloscopes that excels in both performance and value. The instruments deliver a once-in-a-decade engineering breakthrough for accelerated insight. They have the world’s fastest real-time update rate of 4.5 million waveforms/s, meaning engineers can see more infrequent events than with any other instrument.

Pasi Suhonen, Application Engineer for Oscilloscopes Nordic and Baltic regions, Rohde & Schwarz


14.30-15.00 Future developments in ethernet connectivity towards real-time and long distance

Digital transformation demands for a huge increase of connectivity. Everything gets connected - even across different domains. How can international standards support to master this challenge?Where are we today and how may actual standardization efforts impact future designs and create new platforms? Basically I’m elaborating on a common customer question: What should I build into my next product?

Joachim Preissner, Field Application Engineer, Analog Devices












8.30 Embedded cyber security is a horizontal legal requirement in EU by end of 2024
Antti Tolvanen, Sales Director, Etteplan

9.15 Technology Trends with Embedded Computers
Timo Poikonen, key account manager, congatec

10.00 Post-quantum cryptography: The current status and future consequences
Kimmo Järvinen, CTO, Xiphera



11.00 Preparing for an uncertain regulatory future in IoT security
Sigurd Hellesvik, Application Engineer, Nordic Semiconductor

11.30 4G-5G & Wireless IoT devices  - a Technical-Commercial peek
Hans Andersson, Sales manager, Acal BFi

12.00 Integration of safety related and non-safety related functionality on the same HW
Andrea J Beuter, Senior Sales Manager for EMEA at Real Time Systems GmbH




13.15 Modular Solutions for Rapid Roll-Out of EV Charging Infrastructure
Ronald Singh, Director distribution & OEM sales, Digi International

13.45 The challenge to adapt MIPI-DSI to a variety of TFT-display interfaces
Alexander Trica, Head of Touch and Embedded Development, Data-Modul

14.15 Mass-customization of products – a contradiction that makes sense
CEO Jon Linden, Ekkono Solutions AB


Cyberwarfare in Finland: The cyber security situation in Finland during the Ukrainian war and what kind of intelligence is needed.
Pertti Jalasvirta, Partner, CyberWatch Finland




ECF19 program looked like this



8.30 KEYNOTE 1 Arm Zach Shelby, VP of Developers: TinyML - The 3rd Wave of Embedded Compute
9.15 KEYNOTE 2 Advantech Bobby Vale: Data Delivery: The Key to Digital Transformation


10.20 KEYNOTE 3 Etteplan Antti Tolvanen: IoT device cyber security is becoming regulated - are you ready?

11.00 BREAK


Track 1: Digi International Ronald Singh: Build or Buy? Navigating the Decision on Whether to Outsource or Own-Design
Track 2: The Qt Company Tino Pyssysalo: Optimizing BOM in Embbedded Systems

Track 1: Data-Modul Wolfgang Meier: Data Modul Embedded Controller
Track 2: Altium Carsten Kindler: New Age of communication for Electronics Design & Development


12.30 LUNCH at the restaurant, EXHIBITION TIME


Track 1: Rutronik Julius Kaluzevicius: Rapid prototyping with RUT2CLOUD
Track 2: AcalBFi Hans Andersson: 10 years on the cellular network with only a small battery & the road to 5G

Track 1: congatec Timo Poikonen: Advantages of hardware consolidation for edge computing

15.00 SPECIAL KEYNOTE: Firstbeat Herman Bonner



All presentations from ECF18 can be downloaded as pdf versions below



AI comes - Is Finland Ready?
Heikki Ailisto, Research professor, VTT

How secure is my IoT?
Jaakko Ala-Paavola, CTO Etteplan

Closing the loop of an industrial value chain with MindSphere IoT
Ilmari Veijola, Head of Sales, Cloud Application Solutions, Siemens Oy



Secure the next-generation of IoT devices
David Källberg, FAE, IAR Systems

How to analyze IP connection security and battery consumption of your IoT device
- Increase the IP connection security of your IoT device
IoT power consumption measurement (pdf on R&S website)

Markku Hintsala, Application Engineer, Rohde & Schwarz

How to create an secure AI solution in to your Edge?
Tim Jensen, Director of Software, Avnet Integrated

Fast algorithm prototyping with MATLAB for smart IoT systems
Antti Löytynoja, Senior AE, MathWorks

Costly mistakes IoT developers make and how to avoid them
Tino Pyssysalo, Senior Manager EMEA, The Qt Company

Open Source platform for IoT with cellular 2G to 4G
Hans Andersson & Luigi Tondo, Acal BFi Nordic

u-blox F9 - High precision GNSS for the mass market
Kim Kaisti, u-blox

Bridging the gap from rapid prototyping to market ready product
Juri Sipilä, CEO convergens

New Display Driving Solutions
Markus Mahl, Head of Product Marketing Embedded Solutions, Data Modul

Environmental Sensors for IoT
Anssi Saarinen, FAE Rutronik

IoT - making the connection
Tze Chiew, Product Sales Manager, Advantech

Intelligence at the edge - high performance embedded computing
Patrik Björklund, Tritech Solutions

Special keynote and demo:
Minima Processor: "Ultra-Low-Energy Solutions for IoT Devices"



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Ciklum, established in 2002, is a custom product engineering company with a global presence across 15 countries in 3 continents. We specialize in crafting bespoke digital solutions that push boundaries and transform industries, including full-scale IoT solutions. Whether it's cutting-edge embedded systems, data architecture or IoT, we seamlessly integrate our solutions into your existing infrastructure.



Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is a leading provider of cyber security solutions to corporate enterprises and governments globally. Check Point Infinity’s portfolio of solutions protects enterprises and public organisations from 5th generation cyber-attacks with an industry leading catch rate of malware, ransomware and other threats.




AcalBfi is a leader in the development of custom technology solutions for electronic applications. Our engineers and our approach will ensure we can solve your technical challenges with custom solutions that integrate multiple technologies.


Analog Devices, Inc. is a global semiconductor leader that bridges the physical and digital worlds to enable breakthroughs at the Intelligent Edge. ADI combines analog, digital, and software technologies into solutions that help drive advancements in digitized factories, mobility, and digital healthcare, combat climate change, and reliably connect humans and the world.


EBV Elektronik was founded in 1969 and is one of the leading specialists in European semiconductor distribution. This success is based on the underlying company philosophy, which was developed a long time ago and which still applies today: operational excellence, flexibility, reliability and execution – with the goal of achieving the highest degree of customer satisfaction. 


The Rohde & Schwarz technology group develops, produces and markets a wide range of electronic capital goods. With its extensive product portfolio, the company makes an important contribution to a safer and connected world. In the test & measurement, secure communications, networks & cybersecurity and broadcast & media markets, customers worldwide rely on Rohde & Schwarz and its cutting-edge solutions.




Mespek is an industrial electronics company. Our main product areas are embedded modules, industrial computing, test & measurement modules and server management systems (KVM-switches). Besides our domestic customers we have clients also in several countries such as Benelux, China, Estonia, Ireland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, et cetera..


We offer unique and cost-effective customized solutions based on electronic components and systems, as well as standard products from selected manufacturers. We also have own production company for electronics and cabling in Sweden. We have 90 years of experience, deep engagement, knowledge together with trustworthy and effective logistics worldwide. We are ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certificated.


Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics Company, is an electronic component distributor focused on RF and Wireless Communications, industrial IoT, Power Conversion and renewable energy markets. With our global reach and extensive technical capability, we serve our customers through component development and selection, technical support, and world-class logistics and supply chain capabilities. Whether designing with discrete components or looking to take advantage of integrated circuits or systems RichardsonRFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide comprehensive support to bring your product ideas to market.

u‑blox is a global technology leader in positioning and wireless communication in automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. Their smart and reliable solutions, services and products let people, vehicles, and machines determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules, and secure data services and connectivity, u‑blox is uniquely positioned to empower its customers to develop innovative and reliable solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost‑effectively.

KYOCERA AVX is a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components, including antennas, fuses, capacitors, filters, couplers and RF switches, engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future. Supplying more than one million antennas per day, KYOCERA AVX is an industry-leading supplier of innovative antenna solutions, covering all major frequency bands and applications. KYOCERA AVX antennas utilize a wide array of materials -including LDS, stamped metal, ceramic, PCB, and FPC- to support a variety of custom and standard configurations (external indoor/outdoor, embedded on/off-board).



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