Microchip MASTERs Conference

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP) will hold their Worldwide MASTERs Conference at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. The main conference will take place from July 23-26 and a pre-conference on July 21 and 22, 2008. The MASTERs Conference offers design engineers a forum for sharing and exchanging technical information on the company’s 8-, 16- and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers, high-performance analog and interface solutions, 16-bit dsPIC digital signal controllers (DSCs), KEELOQ security devices, memory products, and MPLAB development systems — including the industry’s only singular IDE to support an entire 8-, 16- and 32-bit microcontroller portfolio.

The conference is ideal for designers who are looking for solutions to embedded-control challenges or in-depth education on Microchip’s products. Design engineers and engineering managers benefit from the conference by learning about solutions and interfacing with the Microchip architects and developers. Engineers graduating from the MASTERs program are equipped to go out and use Microchip products to their full advantage. The conference courses, a 1G Flash Drive with all class materials, and three-night accommodations with meals and evening entertainment are included in the conference cost of $1,295 USD, with all payments due by July 18th, 2008.

MASTERs is an in-depth, bi-directional exchange of technical information between Microchip experts and the company’s technical partners, including consultants, customers, third parties, distributor FAEs and design houses. Topics presented cover a broad range of subjects, from board layout topologies to real-life reference designs and embedded applications.

MASTERs classes cover the gamut of electronic engineering topics, including hands-on sessions offering instruction for object-oriented programming of PIC microcontrollers and how to do battery authentication, courses on designing LED and LCD display systems, and classes on how to add Ethernet, USB and ZigBee(tm) protocol communication to embedded designs. In addition, there are hands-on workshops that show how to create intelligent power supplies, motor control and how to take full advantage of the dsPIC DSC for speech-processing applications.

Microchip is also offering a two-day pre-conference for those who wish to attend as many classes as possible during the week. These classes are designed for beginner and advanced attendees. For example, “Introduction to Embedded Programming Using C” is a two-day, 16-hour step-by-step crash course in C, with practical hands-on exercises.

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