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Building Wireless Interfaces for Microcontrollers

May 22, 2017 to May 26, 2017
Continuing Education Center
Digi-Key

Don Wilcher

Don is a passionate teacher of electronics technology and an electrical engineer with 26 years of industrial experience. He has worked on industrial robotics systems, automotive electronic modules... More

Wireless devices are commonly used in vertical markets such as consumer, automotive, entertainment, and industrial. Today’s engineers, industrial designers, and makers have a variety of wireless chipsets, circuits, and development platforms to choose from for their embedded product designs. In this five-day course, participants will explore a variety of wireless platforms and circuits to use when interfacing to microcontrollers. The prototyping concepts presented are to provide an experimental framework for learning basic electronic circuit interfaces to create wireless microcontroller devices.

May 26 – Day 5: IR Circuit Interfacing

Handheld IR (Infrared) remotes are common wireless controls used to operate cable boxes, TVs, and electronic toys. In this session you will learn how to prototype concept IR control circuits to be interface with microcontrollers. The littleBits IR sensor and latch electronic modules along with an...
May 26, 2017 - 2:00pm EDT

May 25 – Day 4: BLE Basics with the Arduino 101

Bluetooth allows short range communication between electronic devices. BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) reduces power consumption of 3.3V battery powered devices during data transmission events. The Arduino 101 provides a BLE chip allowing concept short range communication devices to be prototype rapidly...
May 25, 2017 - 2:00pm EDT

May 24 – Day 3: NFC/RFID Controller

The PN532 is the most popular NFC (Near Field Communication) IC used in today’s smartphones and PoS (Point of Sale) readers. In this session you will learn about NFC/RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology and how to interface the PN532 to an Arduino. The hands-on project will explore...
May 24, 2017 - 2:00pm EDT
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