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Date / Time: Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 11:00 a.m. PST / 2:00 p.m. EST
On this edition of Design News Radio, our expert guest, Keith Curtis, Technical Staff Engineer at Microchip Technology, will join Design News senior editor Charles Murray for a wide-ranging discussion exploring the latest developments in microcontroller-based mechatronic systems. We'll discuss the latest microcontroller technology and provide examples of how cutting-edge MCUs are transforming the role of mechanical systems in new products and manufacturing plants.
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