2011 Microchip MASTERs Conference

Microchip Technology’s annual Worldwide MASTERs Conference will take August 24-27, 2011 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. Pre-Conference events will take place August 22-23, 2011. The MASTERs Conference features 95 lecture sessions and 44 hands-on classes. The topics of the classes include connectivity sessions on TCP/IP, USB, CAN and wireless; graphical-display and touch-sensing interface development; intelligent power supplies; firmware development; motor control; selecting op-amps for sensor applications; using an RTOS; creating a bootloader; and streaming audio for embedded designs.

Microchip MASTERs Conference Topics

  • Transitioning to MPLAB X IDE: The Next Generation IDE
  • MPLAB X IDE and Development Tools: Today and Tomorrow
  • Getting Started with Microchip Development Tools: MPLAB IDE, MPLAB SIM Simulator and MPLAB ICD 3
  • The Latest PIC Microcontroller Products: 12 Months Ahead
  • Getting Started with Mid-Range Microcontroller Family Architecture and Instruction Set
  • An Overview of Three New Peripherals Using the New PIC10F320 Mid-Range Device
  • 16-bit Standard Peripheral Configuration using MPLAB C Compiler for PIC24 MCUs and dsPIC DSCs
  • 16-bit Advanced Peripherals’ Configuration using MPLAB C Compiler for PIC24 MCUs and dsPIC DSCs
  • Introduction to the Next Generation of 16-bit, High-Performance dsPIC33E DSCs and PIC24E MCUs with USB OTG and Enhanced Peripherals
  • PIC32 MIPS32 M4K and M14K Processor Core Architectures
  • Advanced Control Techniques for the PIC32
  • Precise Time Measurement and Sensing Applications Using CTMU (Charge Time Measurement Unit)
  • Fun with the New Analog Modules: Data Signal Modulator, High Speed Comparators, and Operational Amplifiers
  • Using Programmable, MEMS-Based Silicon Timing Solutions to Maximize System Performance and Reliability
  • Hands-on with the MCP79410 RTCC Real-Time Clock
  • Selecting Op Amps and Circuits for Sensor Applications
  • High Precision Applications Using Auto-Zeroed Op Amps
  • Using DACs, Digital Potentiometers, and PWMs for Digital Control of Analog Circuits
  • FDA 510K – Software Documentation for Medical Devices
  • Introduction to Firmware Design
  • State Machines – Design for Success
  • Advanced Assembler Techniques
  • Optimizing C for 8-Bit MCUs
  • Introduction to the PICBASIC PRO Compiler
  • Using the CCS C Compiler for Rapid Development of Microcontroller Applications
  • Developing User-Friendly Applications with the Arduino IDE
  • Introduction to Linux
  • RTOS Tips n Tricks
  • Running the Micrium µC/OS-III RTOS on PIC Microcontrollers
  • Complex Applications — Integrating Microchip’s Libraries Using FreeRTOS
  • Controller Area Network (CAN) Basics
  • CAN (Controller Area Network) In-Depth Using 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit ECAN Solutions
  • Power Line Modem Implementation Using dsPIC DSCs: Introduction to Power Line Communications
  • Choosing the Right Serial Bus for Adding Peripherals to Your Embedded Control Application
  • Using an SPI EEPROM to Implement a Data Logging Application
  • TCP/IP as a Connectivity Solution
  • Designing Embedded TCP/IP Monitor and Control
  • Web Devices Made Simple: TCPmaker Hands-On
  • Communicating to PC: Make it Easy with USB
  • USB: Bridging the Gap Between a PC Application and an End Device
  • Using USB Interface Bridges to Enable Embedded System Communication with USB Hosts
  • USB Embedded Host and On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Made Easy with VB.Net
  • Using the FAT File System Library to Manipulate Files on a USB Thumb Drive
  • Introduction to Wireless Networking (MiWi Protocol I)
  • Advanced Wireless Networking (MiWi Protocol II)
  • A Practical Guide to Wireless Sensors over Internet
  • Smart Energy Wireless Networking using the ZigBee PRO Protocol
  • 802.11/Wi-Fi Application Development Demonstration
  • 802.11/Wi-Fi Hands-on Application Development
  • BodyCom System – Data Communication Through the Human Body
  • Creating Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Applications to Communicate over Cellular Networks
  • Implementing Bootloaders on Microchip PIC MCUs
  • Bootloading, Application Mapping, and Loading Techniques on PIC32
  • Which Touch Technology is Right for Your Application?
  • Touch Sensing Through Metal
  • mTouch Capacitive Solutions Hands-on
  • Techniques for Robust Touch Sensing
  • Advanced Touch Screen Technologies: Projected Capacitive Touch
  • Security and Authentication: What You Need to Know
  • Creating a Class D Audio Amp Using a PIC MCU
  • Creating Audio and DSP Applications with 16/32-bit Microcontrollers
  • Creating DSP Applications with dsPIC DSCs
  • Segmented LCD Hands-On for Embedded Engineers
  • Designing with Microchip’s Graphics Library
  • Understanding Graphical Display System Hardware and Designing Low Level Drivers for Microchip’s Graphics Library
  • Developing Low Cost Solutions for Directly Driving QVGA LCD Displays with the PIC32 Without a Graphics Controller
  • The Eyes of the Microcontroller – Interfacing Optoelectronic Sensors to the PIC Microcontroller
  • Using Microcontrollers to Add Intelligence to LED Lighting
  • Signal Integrity, Transmission Lines, and Ethernet
  • Battery Selection for Low Power Embedded Solutions
  • eXtreme Low Power Design – XLP Tools, Design Techniques, and Implementation
  • Infinite Runtime – Energy Harvesting Applications with XLP PIC MCUs
  • Hot New Application Examples using PIC MCUs
  • Energy Metering and Power Monitoring Solutions from Microchip
  • Overview of Microchip’s SMPS Solutions
  • Introduction to SMPS Topologies, Design and Analog/Digital Control
  • Strategies for Determining the Best SMPS Topology for Your LED Lighting Application
  • Digital Power Conversion Using dsPIC DSCs: Basic Control Methods
  • Digital Power Conversion Using dsPIC DSCs: LLC Series Resonant Converter
  • Digital Power Conversion Using dsPIC DSCs: Grid Connected Solar Microinverter
  • Digital Power Conversion Using dsPIC DSCs: Non-Linear Predictive and Adaptive Control Algorithms
  • Digital Power Conversion Using dsPIC DSCs: Power Factor Correction
  • Strategies for Battery Management in the Portable World
  • Low-Cost Battery Charger Design Using 8-bit MCUs
  • Overview of Intelligent Motor Control Solutions
  • Cheap and Easy Control of Brushless DC and Stepper Motors
  • Cheap and Easy Control of Brushed DC and AC Induction Motors
  • Motor Control Techniques: New Products Increase the Performance and Application Range
  • AC Induction Motor Control Using the MCHV Development Board
  • Advanced Motor Control: Sensorless FOC for PMSM with dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers
  • Motor Control Techniques: Advanced Techniques to Drive a Stepper Motor

The cost of the MASTERs Conference is $1,595 USD. The fee includes a USB Flash Drive with all class materials, round-trip airport transportation, and accommodations for three nights with meals and evening entertainment. Microchip is offering a 15-Year-Anniversary discount of $319 for people who register by April 27th. There is also an Early-Bird discount of $159 for engineers who register by May 18th.

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