NXP and Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas are offering a series USB Made Easy workshops. The Speedway Design Workshop series will show how NXP microcontrollers are making the task of developing USB enabled devices faster and speeding time to market. The courses will also feature hands-on labs. The training starts in July and will be held in multiple cities. The USB Made Easy workshops cost $99 to attend.
NXP Semiconductors will hold a webinar with a super long title: Targeting Energy Star requirements in AC mains dimmable LED lighting applications using NXP’s SSL driver solutions. The super long title webcast will take place Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 11:00am EDT (8:00am PDT, 15:00 GMT). The online seminar will be archived after the event has concluded.
The IS2T MicroEJ-LPC2478MT Multi-Touch Starter Kit features multi-touch Java support. The multi-touch starter kit is based on the Embedded Artists LPC2478 development kit and features multi-touch technology by Stantum. The kit is an Eclipse-based Java environment for the evaluation of both single- and multi-touch embedded systems.
The Design Challenge is taking place right now. Contestants can use the NXP’s Cortex-M0 based LPC1100 and the LPCXpresso developer kit to build and test their designs. The NXP LPC1100 Design Challenge is organized into three phases: Conceptual Design, Hardware Design, and Final Prototype. Each phase has new requirements for contestants, and the judges and community members will determine the winners of each phase. The Grand Prize is $3,000 in Apple gift cards.
IAR Systems introduced the IAR KickStart kit for NXP LPC1114. The IAR KickStart Kit includes a development board fitted with the LPC1114 microcontroller, an 8K KickStart edition of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM, and a 20-state evaluation edition of IAR visualSTATE. IAR KickStart Kit for LPC1114 is priced at $139 (€ 100). According to IAR Systems, this might be the world’s first commercial starter kit for ARM Cortex-M0-based microcontrollers.