Avnet Memec announced a new series of Microsemi SpeedWay Design Workshops. The focus of the events is the new Microsemi SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs. The workshops will be held in 26 cities throughout North America. The first workshops will take place on February 19th in San Jose and Philadelphia. The cost of the one-day workshops is $99 per person. Each attendee will receive a SmartFusion2 Starter Kit ($299 value).
Lattice Semiconductor is offering a series of free @MachXO2 Speed seminars. The Lattice events include hands-on technical training and live hardware demonstrations that focus on the MachXO2 PLD features that speed the design process and reduce time-to-market. The seminar’s hands-on hardware demonstrations utilize the versatile, battery-powered MachXO2 Pico Development Kit, which is discounted to $29 for the remainder of 2012.
Lattice Semiconductor will host a series of Power 2 You seminars. The worldwide Power 2 You Seminar Series will include comprehensive practical and technical presentations that combine basic design principles, advanced programmable power and platform management concepts, and real-world power and platform management application examples. Lattice also announced a 50% price reduction on their Power Manager II evaluation boards.
Avnet Electronics Marketing will be conducting a series of SpeedWay Design Workshops for the Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA LX9 MicroBoard. The global seminars are free to attend. Attendees will receive special offers on the Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA LX9 MicroBoard and Xilinx’s EDK software. The instructor-led courses feature hands-on workshops. Topics include the basics of FPGA design to best practices for integrating Xilinx’s MicroBlaze soft processor core. The events are ideal for engineers at all levels.
Lattice Semiconductor will host a series of seminars on their MachXO2 and LatticeECP3 devices. The 2011 Programmable Logic Seminars feature advanced programmable logic concepts, basic design principles and real-world application examples. The seminars will also demonstrate MachXO2- and LatticeECP3-based evaluation kits. Attendees will receive a copy of the seminar materials and Lattice Diamond design software. The free events will take place in over 50 cities in Asia, Europe and North America.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas will conduct a series of SpeedWay Design Workshops focusing on the design and development flows for the Nano-ITX/Spartan-6 FPGA Development Kit. The workshops will show engineers how to implement different interface options with the Xilinx Spartan-6 PCI Express (PCIe) card. Designers will learn about the benefits of using an FPGA-based solution for peripheral expansion. The seminars will present a detailed technical overview for each of the reference design components, including Intel Atom E640 processor, the Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA PCIe card, and the Emerson Network Power Nano-ITX motherboard.
The X-fest series of technical seminars are now taking place in North America. X-fest offers practical, how-to training for FPGA, DSP, and embedded systems designers. The events run worldwide through February 2010 in locations throughout Asia, Europe, Japan, and North America. The one-day seminars offer several 75-minute training courses for attendees to choose from. The classes are designed to provide specialized training on design solutions for FPGA circuitry and the components surrounding FPGAs.