Microsemi and Avnet Memec are offering a series of free technical seminars. The sessions will train engineers on the Microsemi MPM 4.0 power management solution. The technical seminars provide designers with a well-rounded experience and fast, accessible content that will have a dramatic impact on designs. The Microsemi Power Management seminars will take place in multiple locations throughout the U.S.
Microsemi and TRINAMIC teamed together on the SmartFusion Dual Motor Control Kit. The motor control kit features the Microsemi SmartFusion evaluation kit and TRINAMIC motor control daughter board kit. The bundles solution also includes stepper motor with 1.8 degree step angle, brushless DC motor with Hall sensors, portable desktop power supply (24V/1A) with international plugs, and example designs. The solution enables designers to lower product-development costs and bring products to market quickly. The SmartFusion Dual Motor Control Kit is available for now. The motor control kit is priced at $549.
Microsemi is offering a webinar about the requirements and tradeoffs of running uClinux on Microsemi’s SmartFusion customizable SoC (cSoC). The webcast is ideal for SmartFusion users interested in running uClinux and in learning more about what possibilities this solution enables. The online seminar will take place Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 9-10 am PST. A recorded version of the webinar and all presentation materials will be available after the event. The webinar is titled: uClinux on SmartFusion cSoC using ARM Cortex-M3.
Microsemi is hosting a webinar about solar solutions for photovoltaic (PV) applications. The webcast will cover topics like power harvesting, power management and control, power switching and power monitoring. It will also feature a Q&A session. The online seminar is ideal for PV application designers. The Harnessing Power with Microsemi Photovoltaic Solutions webinar take place Monday, September 26, 2011 from 8-9:15 am PDT. A recorded version of the webcast will be available after the event.
Microsemi recently published a white paper: Using Power over Ethernet to Reduce Network Energy Consumption. As you can tell from the title of the technical paper, the article is about how companies can reduce costs by using energy-efficient Power over Ethernet (PoE) midspan technology. These systems implement four-pair powering and built-in power-management capabilities while minimizing idle power consumption through the use of smaller internal power supplies.