A little Rusty in Quantum Physics

By Ryan Summers

Talks - Saturday, 18th July

Embedded Hardware Abstraction Layers (HALs) and other Rust frameworks work well for demos and prototype projects, but how do they hold up in real-world, professional implementations?

Stabilizer is an open-sourced hardware platform used for controlling lasers in quantum physics experiments. It offers a unique environment to exercise the usage of embedded HAL traits and the Real-Time For the Masses (RTFM) framework in a high-performance, internet-connected embedded system.

This talk will discuss the advantages (and shortfalls) of the both RTFM and the embedded HAL approach to Rust development in a real-world embedded application where timing, throughput, and internet-connectivity are crucial.



Ryan Summers

Ryan is an embedded engineering consultant who develops safety-critical and real-time systems, where his past work includes emergency abort systems at SpaceX as well as an implantable neurostimulation device used to treat sleep apnea. He has recently begun using Rust to develop firmware for “Stabilizer”, a laser frequency stabilizer used in quantum physics experiments developed by QUARTIQ GmbH.