Microchip’s November 2019 Spring School

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 07:45

Microchip Technology Inc. in association with Altron Arrow, Tempe Technologies and Future Electronics / Electronic Component Distribution, is hosting a spring school in November 2019


•  Cape Town:18thNovember Protea Hotel Technopark, Stellenbosch.

•  Johannesburg: 20thNovember GlenhoveConf. Centre, Melrose Estate.

•  Pretoria:21stNovember The Willows Conf. Centre, Lynnwood.


 Seminar Topics presented by two Microchip specialists


  • Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE)
  • Wi-Fi® overview and Debugging Techniques
  • MPLAB® X Harmony V3 Fundamentals
  • MPLAB® X IDE Advanced Debugging and Features
  • Introduction to Embedded Security
  • Creating Embedded Applications with 32-bit MCUs/MPUs using MPLAB®XHarmony V3 Peripheral Libraries
  • Micro-processors (MPUs) and an overview to Embedded Linux


Microchip’s 2019 Spring School -Class Content


Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE)

  • In this class, you will learn how to create a serial port replacement application.   Additional BLE topics will be discussed such as security, pairing, bonding, power management and range. Demonstrations will use the RN4870/71 modules.
  • Microchip’s Bluetooth Roadmap


Wi-Fi® Overview and Debugging Techniques

  • In this class, you will learn how to identify and find solutions to the most common issues in a Wi-Fi network. The basics of Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11) as a MAC layer protocol and how to debug upper layers issues (DHCP, TCP, UDP) will be covered. A demonstration of a practical user-case of connecting to the Internet (including how to work with certificates and MQTT).
  • Microchip’s Wi-Fi®  Roadmap


MPLAB® X Harmony V3 Fundamentals

  • MPLAB® Harmony v3 is an extension of the MPLAB IDE ecosystem that simplifies the development of embedded firmware for Microchip 32-bit SAM and PIC32 microcontroller devices. This class covers MPLAB Harmony v3 to gain an understanding of key concepts and supported development models.


MPLAB® X IDE Advanced Debugging and Features

  • This class covers advanced features and debugging within the MPLAB® X IDE ecosystem. We will show how advanced breakpoints, project configurations and the MPLAB® Data Visualizer can be used to debug your project and increase your productivity more effectively.


Introduction to Embedded Security

  • We will introduce a few concepts related to embedded security and discuss why it is so important i.e.  Symmetric vs. Asymmetric encryption, Root of trust, PKI and Secure Elements


Creating Simple Embedded Applications with 32-bit MCUs/MPUs using the MPLAB® X Harmony V3 Peripheral Libraries

This class will demonstrate how to navigate and manage project settings with MPLAB® Harmony Configurator (MHC), set up and configure peripherals, and generate optimised code tailored to your requirements.


Micro-processors (MPU) and an overview to Embedded Linux

This class introduces the attendee to the world of Embedded Linux.  We will discuss the basic concepts, mainline vs vendor tree, open-source & licensing etc.  An in-depth discussion and demo on the boot-process of an Embedded Linux system running on Microchip ATSAMA5D27 SOM.

Microchip’s MPU Roadmap


Link to register:     https://forms.gle/Vj2ehJYkDgep3iR4A


Delegate attendance fee is R125-00Paid-up registered delegates will be entitled to purchase Microchip Development Tools at a Special Discount as offered by participating ZA Microchip’s authorized distributors. T&C.


The Microchip name and logo, PIC and MPLAB are registered trademarks of Microchip Technology Incorporated in the U.S.A. and other countries.  All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies. © 2019 Microchip Technology Inc.  All rights reserved.  Right of admission reserved

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