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Atmel Tech on Tour

Hello everyone,

Just wanted to let you know about the new Atmel Tech on Tour events. The fee for the event is $49 payable by Credit Card upon registration. I have registered for the event in London.

You can find a full list of events here: http://www.atmel.com/microsite/tech_tour/

Get a powerful ARM-core MCU development system for one-third the normal price. Discover how to operate peripherals without waking up the core processor. Learn about wireless system design. Come up to speed on the latest in touch technology. See best-in-class architecture and programming techniques. Meet other engineers that are doing embedded system-level design. Gain access to hardware and software experts who can answer your question and give you advice. Develop a working application in a day. And to top it off, have a free lunch where you can share stories and experiences, and get to know your fellow attendees. All this joy when you attend an Atmel Tech on Tour in a city near you. Check out the complete agenda and location schedule.

Register now and tell your friends. Seating is limited. Atmel® makes it easy to learn about the latest technologies and capabilities that will bring your design ideas to reality. Join us at one of Atmel Tech on Tour stops, and get hands-on training and learn about:
Low-Power System Design with Atmel MCU, Wireless and Touch Solutions

During this hands-on training, you will learn how to lower the power of your system designs using Atmel microcontrollers (MCUs) in conjunction with our wireless and touch solutions.  Many of the lessons you’ll learn will be applicable to a wide variety of applications, such as process control nodes for monitoring and controlling systems used in factories, or general MCU systems requiring both wireless and touch user interfaces. Specifically we will focus on a mid-end thermostat that provides basic climate controls with additional sensing, control and interface capabilities.  As part of the training, you will be able to walk away with an Atmel SAM4L-EK Evaluation Kit.

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You can find the full event agenda here: http://www.atmel.com/Microsite/tech_tour/agenda.aspx

Highlights:

Low-Power System Design with Atmel Microcontrollers, Wireless and Touch Solutions
Registration fee $49.00 USD includes:

    Hands-on training with an Atmel Technology Expert
    Step-by-step training materials
    Atmel SAM4L EK Evaluation Kit

 
SUMMARY

Experience the advantage of learning how to lower the power of your system designs using Atmel® microcontrollers (MCUs) in conjunction with our wireless and touch solutions. Many of the lessons you’ll learn will be applicable to a wide variety of applications, such as process control nodes for monitoring and controlling systems used in factories, or general MCU systems requiring both wireless and touch user interfaces. Specifically we will focus on a mid-end thermostat that provides basic climate controls with additional sensing, control and interface capabilities.

With the focus on energy conservation and smart energy worldwide, active power consumption is becoming a more important design variable in an increasing number of industrial and control applications. Thermostats typically connect into the HVAC control wiring; however, they are often required to operate entirely off two to three AA batteries. This includes functions such as operating the display and backlighting.

So, with low power as our theme, we will look at the key sub-systems making up the thermostat design. We will demonstrate how Atmel is redefining the low-power standard in battery-driven applications by merging the benefits of the ARM® architecture and Atmel picoPower® technology using the Atmel Studio 6 integrated development platform.

You will learn how you can efficiently meet this design challenge with the new Atmel SAM4L ARM-based Cortex®-M4 and Atmel Studio 6, which now includes the Atmel Gallery online apps store for tools and embedded software.
 
Presentation: Application Architecture
Background, definition of project scope, HW platform selection, firmware architecture motivation, definition of software development processes.

Hands-on:  Software Architecture – System Decomposition/Project Management
Creating the common main.c, to bootstrap the application, initialize the hardware, and configure the system services.  Partitioning the application into RTOS threads, and establishing a common API framework for shared services such as console logging, and inter-thread coordination. Configure the project development framework utilizing Atmel Spaces for each development team.  Establish a baseline for subsequent sub-module development.

Hands-on: Developing the Touch
Low‐power proximity and capacitive touch detection using Atmel SAM4L Sleepwalking technology
   
Hands-on:  Developing the RF
Building a low-power wireless sensor network

System Integration/Wrap-up: System validation, verification and introduction of homework training project: Adding simple additional functionality, within a separate RTOS thread.

 

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doh...Boston one was today and I missed it :-P