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Digi-Key Continuing Education Center, hosted on Design News, will get you up to working speed quickly in a host of technologies you've been meaning to study, but haven't had the time, via a series of 45-minute online lessons – all without leaving the comfort of your lab or office. Our faculty of expert tutors has divided the interdisciplinary world of design engineering into five dimensions: microcontrollers (basic and advanced), sensors, wireless, power, and lighting.

All of these topics will be tackled in a dedicated week of interactive tutorials where you can ask questions of the tutor, discuss knotty issues with your fellow students, and download a wealth of additional learning materials. (Don't worry if you can't attend a particular course live – seminars are also archived, and our online educational discussions take place 24 hours a day.)

Upcoming Classes

CEC Semester Fifteen 2019

Essential Coding Techniques for Hardware Engineers

Feb 1, 20192:00pm EST
The goal is to contact an email server and send an informational email to a remote device at the appropriate moment. To accomplish this, we will need to code an SMTP application that our WIZ850io and ARM microcontroller can successfully execute.
Jan 31, 20192:00pm EST
The WIZ850io module offloads the internet access and wired Ethernet tasks from our ARM microcontroller. An ioLibrary (internet offload library) is provided by the WIZ850io manufacturer. Our mission today is to adapt the WIZnet ioLibrary and WIZ850io module for use with our ARM microcontroller.
Jan 30, 20192:00pm EST
Our IoT design contains a pair of EEPROMs in its nonvolatile memory subsystem. One of the EEPROMs is a specialized IC that contains a factory-programmed, globally unique 48-bit node address. The other EEPROM is a standard 256Kbit device. Both EEPROMs require an SPI communications portal. Today’s...
Jan 29, 20192:00pm EST
The ARM microcontroller’s second USART will be used to interface to a smart LCD touch display. Today, we will generate code to enable the USART and establish a logical bidirectional communications channel to the touch display.
Jan 28, 20192:00pm EST
We begin by translating our hardware components into logical elements. Data paths to and from the ARM microcontroller will also be defined. We will use a J-link PRO for debugging and programming. An alternate debugging portal consisting of one of the ARM microcontroller’s USARTs. An FTDI TTL-232R-...