If you design mechatronic systems and want to learn more about using microcontrollers (MCUs) in your applications, then listen to our Design News radio program Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 2:00 p.m. EDT.
Microcontrollers for Mechatronics (register here) will be a live, streaming audio show and companion online chat.
The radio chat will take place in the first half hour. Our guest will be Keith Curtis, technical staff engineer for security at Microchip Technology Inc.'s microcontroller and technology development division. Curtis is an electrical engineer with experience in computer numerically controlled machining, as well as the gaming industry. He will discuss the role of MCUs in mechatronic applications, recent innovations in MCU technology, and the technical criteria that engineers need to consider when selecting an MCU for these applications.
During our discussion, you'll be able to type your questions for Curtis via the instant chat window. We'll work some of those questions into our discussion. At the half-hour mark, the radio portion will end, and Curtis will engage with listeners on the instant chat for another 30 minutes.
We invite you to register here, and we hope you enjoy the broadcast.
Sounds like a solid agenda, particularly the best practice part where you and your guest will discuss how to leverage MCUs in applications. I think that kind of practical, hands-on advice will be invaluable to engineers. Looking forward to it.
Has DesignNews ever thought about about varying the schedule for these broadcasts from time to time? There have been a lot of interesting topics out there, but they are always at the same time. For me, it would be easier to participate over lunch or even in the evening. I know you have to watch the scheduling for your entire audience as well as the technical professionals who will be involved, but it might be helpful to change the schedule from time to time.
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