If you are heading out to ESC2011 this May 2-5, you might like this preview of what STMicroelectronics has planned. At its booth this year, the company will have its portfolio of 8-bit and 32-bit microcontrollers and tools, as well as products from the SPEAr family of microprocessors. The company plans "a range of demonstrations that will provide engineers with hands-on experience and access to local technical expertise."
During the exhibition, ST will give away 1500 of its STM32L-Discovery kits based on the ultra-low-power STM32L microcontroller for EnergyLite™ applications. Each kit includes a 6-digit LCD display, one touch-sensing slider, two LEDs, one user button, current measurement and the embedded debugger ST-LINK/V2.
On Tuesday, May 3, at 5:30pm in the ESC Theater, judges from ST, Digi-Key and EE Times will announce the Grand Prize Winner and three Honorable Mentions of the STM32 Design Challenge. From the 10 finalists, judges and peer votes will determine the winners.
If you haven't voted yet, head here.
If you want more information on the challenge, this is the link.
Good luck! And, if you head out to the show, let us know what you think in the comments section below. Or, if you want to advocate for a finalist in the contest, here is your forum.
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