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Session 5 - Introduction to Graphics Processing (Hands-On Workshop)
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12/13/2013   473 comments
The capabilities of microcontrollers have been steadily improving over the last few years as applications have demanded more functionality and features. More and more electronic devices are relying on a display to provide users with options and a way to interact in real-time. Traditionally, graphics and touch interfaces have proven to be complex interfaces that only a few elite can understand. This session will explore the graphics processing capabilities of the SM32F4 and how easy it is to get up and running with your own graphical user interfaces.
  • Introduction to graphics processing
  • Graphics peripheral
  • Graphics toolchain
  • Example
Session 4 - Digital Signal Processing With the STM32F4 (Hands-On Workshop)
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12/12/2013   290 comments
While we live in an analog world, microcontrollers only have the ability to process digitized information. Analog signals are sampled at discrete times, often requiring high-speed digital signal processing to ensure appropriate conditions. This session will explore the digital signal processing capabilities of the STM32F4 and how they can be implemented in real-world applications.
  • Introduction to DSP
  • DSP features
  • DSP instructions
  • Floating point
  • DSP example
Session 3 - An Overview of the STM32F4 Discovery Board (Hands-On Workshop)
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12/11/2013   362 comments
The STM32F4 is a cutting-edge ARM Cortex-M4 processor weighing in with 2 MB of flash, 64 Mb of SDRAM, a 180 MHz clock, and a peripheral set to make any engineer drool. This session will introduce the STM32 F4 Discovery development kit including its features, development environment, and how to get it up and running.
  • Overview of the STM32F4
  • The ST family of microcontrollers
  • Ecosystem
  • Peripheral set
    • Graphics
    • DSP
    • Low power modes
  • Onboard sensors
    • Gyro, etc.
  • Expansion
  • Toolchain setup
  • MicoXplorer
Session 2 - Selecting the Right Microcontroller*
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12/3/2013   641 comments
Designing an embedded system is often considered to be more art than science. Selecting the right microcontroller for the job is absolutely critical to ensure proper operation of the system. This session will explore tips and tricks for selecting the right microcontroller, ensuring that development gets up and running on the right foot. *Please note the first 1,000 qualified attendees (located in the United States & Canada) will receive a Free STM32F429 Discovery Board for the hands-on workshop Days 3-5.
  • 10 Steps to Selecting a microcontroller
  • What to look for in a development kit
  • Tool setup lab
Session 1 - Introduction to Microcontrollers*
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12/2/2013   600 comments
Each day our lives become more connected and integrated with electronic devices than the day before. At the heart of nearly all these electronic devices is a microcontroller ‒ but what makes up a modern day microcontroller? This session will introduce some of the parts that make up a microcontroller and how they are being used to make our world smarter. *Please note the first 1,000 qualified attendees (located in the United States & Canada) will receive a Free STM32F429 Discovery Board for the hands-on workshop Days 3-5.
  • Introduction to microcontrollers
  • Common microcontroller architectures
  • Pipelining
  • Peripherals
    • Timers
    • Communication
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