I just heard about the latest track coming to the Digi-Key Continuing Education Center Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February How to Choose a Microcontroller Architecture (Register Now!)
These are quite fun courses in fact, I've given a few myself. The format is to have a 1-hour session at the same time (11 am PST / 2 pm EST) each day for five days. It's no big deal if you cant make it one day, because you can view / listen to the archived version later.
Having said this, it's a good idea to attend the live event, because that way you can take part in the live question and answer session. The format is that the lecturer present's that day's topic for 30 to 40 minutes, after which you can pose questions. As an additional "treat," I'm informed that 25 attendees each day will receive a $5 Starbucks Gift Card.
According to the "official blurb," this track will help you understand the differences of the various markets, study specific microcontrollers and their tools, and discuss the semiconductor process technologies used to build microcontrollers.
The Track features lecturer William Giovino. William is Executive Editor of the popular web portal, Microcontroller.com, and an experienced semiconductor marketing leader with over 25 years' experience.
The various sessions are as follows:
- Feb. 18 | Day 1 - An Overview of the Microcontroller Marketplace (Sign Up)
- Feb. 19 | Day 2 - Selecting an 8-bit Microcontroller (Sign Up)
- Feb. 20 | Day 3 - Selecting a 32-bit Microcontroller (Sign Up)
- Feb. 21 | Day 4 - Selecting a 16-bit Microcontroller (Sign Up)
- Feb. 22 | Day 5 - Microcontrollers & System Considerations (Sign Up)
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