Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas (EMA) announced their Power Forum. The virtual conference offers practical, how-to training on power electronics design for engineers. The online event will take place September 22-23, 2010 from 11 am to 5 pm (EDT). Power Forum consists of the virtual Training Center and Application Center. The Training Center features over 30 on-demand presentations and videos focusing on power design techniques and solutions. The Application Center contains a large selection of selector guides, datasheets, whitepapers, and videos in the areas of renewable, portable devices, light-emitting diode (LED) lighting and industrial, communications and computing power.
Avnet Electronics Marketing introduced the first of three technical training sessions for medical device manufacturers featuring design solutions from Analog Devices. The first training features two On-Ramp Technical Sessions that showcase the benefits of utilizing Analog Devices’ signal processing ICs for diagnosis level electrocardiogram (ECG) measurement equipment and pulse oximetry design applications.
Avnet introduced the Motor Control 101 technical series of multimedia instructional videos. Motor Control 101 helps design engineers gain insight into motor control implementation techniques that will extend motor life and improve overall system performance. The technical series helps engineers adapt to today’s rapidly changing demands on technology. The online training is available free of charge.
Avnet Electronics Marketing introduced an On-Ramp Technical Session that features the TMS320DM365 DaVinci video system-on-chip (SoC) from Texas Instruments (TI). The TI TMS320DM365 DaVinci is a single-chip ARM processor capable of capturing, encoding, decoding and displaying high definition (HD) video. The DM365 DaVinci On-Ramp session is available free of charge in North America upon request.
Avnet Electronics Marketing, Portescap, and Texas Instruments (TI) teamed together on a 10-part, videocast series covering innovative design ideas using motor control products and solutions. The Motor Control Analog eLab Videocast Series covers topics like product innovation, design best practices and conventional development considerations. The webinars feature Portescap’s motor portfolio and TI’s TMS320C2000 microcontroller platform. The webcasts are five to ten minutes in length.
Texas Instruments announced the MSP430 microcontroller (MCU) Ultra-Low Power Design Challenge. The contest takes place October 19, 2009 to January 19, 2010. Contestants are encouraged to show “how low they can go” by submitting video demonstrations ranging from practical everyday solutions to application-specific design concepts using the world’s lowest-power MSP430 MCUs and development tools. More than $10,000 in cash and awards will be dispersed. No purchase or entry fee required.