Microchip Launches Global Technical Training Series That Shows How to Easily Move Applications Among 8, 16 and 32-bit PIC MCUs
Seminars Based on Real-World Application; Teach Designers How to Save Time and Money by Reusing Code and Tools for a Broad Range of Applications
CHANDLER, Ariz., Nov. 14, 2011 — Microchip Technology Inc. today announced a worldwide series of technical training seminars—beginning in January—that will show designers how to easily adapt to changing product requirements by migrating a real-world application from 8, to 16, to 32-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs). These one-day classes will teach engineers how to migrate the application using one set of tools and with minimal code changes; demonstrating how they can save both time and money through reuse. The seminars will utilize Microchip’s free software tools and the “One PIC MCU Platform Demo Board,” which is bundled with the PICkit 3 programmer and is available exclusively to attendees.
Many designers need to quickly expand product feature sets, or create a broad range of products at the outset, and they would prefer to save time and money by maintaining a common code base. However, feature-set expansions often force designers to move to a new microcontroller that requires different tools. Microchip’s free MPLAB X integrated development environment (IDE) enables designers to easily migrate code among all of the more than 800 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit PIC MCUs. This seminar series walks designers through the migration of a real-world application using a single IDE, while illustrating how to select the best MCU for each design’s unique requirements. The example application will also feature the latest technologies for low power consumption, human interface and connectivity in embedded designs, as it progresses from an entry-level to a top-of-the-line end product.
“In this economy, everyone must do more with less; so controlling your embedded design costs while differentiating your products is essential,” said Ken Pye, Microchip’s vice president of Worldwide Applications Engineering. “These seminars are packed with practical information and advice on how Microchip can help you reduce your development time, reuse your software and tools, and migrate your design up or down as requirements change.”
To find a seminar in a city near you, visit: http://www.microchip.com/get/98NL. For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorized worldwide distributor.