Seminars Target Lower Power Consumption and Energy Management System Designs

Poing, Germany, 5 March 2012 – Avnet Memec today announced a series of seminars focused on energy management solutions from Maxim and Energy Micro. The free one-day seminars are being held on:

27. March 2012: Graz

29. March 2012: Ljubljana

17. April 2012: Milan

18. April 2012: Bologna

19. April 2012: Padova

24. April 2012: Katowice

25. April 2012: Warsaw

08. Mai 2012:   Zurich

09. Mai 2012:   Lausanne

Highlights include demonstrations of the evaluation platform built by Avnet Memec based on Energy Micro's 32-bit Cortex-M3 EFM32 Gecko microcontroller and the energy harvesting charger and protector from Maxim. There are also live demonstrations of LED lighting, power line communication and energy metering, along with presentations on Maxim's energy saving ADC/DAC and battery management solutions, which aim to give designers a better awareness of ways to reduce power consumption in their applications.

In addition, designers attending the seminar will have the opportunity to see a full demonstration platform for a smart meter application. Called Newport, this platform from Maxim combines an energy metering SoC with a secure co-processor, real time clock and G3-PLC.

Seminar places are limited and further details including registration are available on the Avnet Memec Website: http://www.avnet-memec.eu/events/seminars.html

Press Contact: Nicki Langley -  Neesham Public Relations, Tel: 44 (0) 1622 210080, Email: nickil@neesham.co.uk

About Avnet Memec

Avnet Memec, a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, is a highly specialised semiconductor distributor, operating on a pan-European basis and employing a significant number of engineers to support customers’ design efforts. Avnet Memec specialises in highly innovative suppliers and technologies, which will help a variety of customers to differentiate their designs. Its area of specialisation extends from Analog and Microcontrollers to RF, Datacom and Networking. The business unit operates out of 31 offices in 19 European countries and represents major semiconductor franchises on a pan-European basis. www.avnet-memec.eu

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E-Mail: tom.oelschlaeger@avnet-memec.eu

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About Avnet MemecAvnet Memec, a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, is a highly specialised semiconductor distributor, operating on a pan-European basis and employing a significant number of engineers to support customers’ design efforts. Avnet Memec specialises in highly innovative suppliers and technologies, which will help a variety of customers to differentiate their designs. Its area of specialisation extends from Analog and Microcontrollers to RF, Datacom and Networking. The business unit operates out of 31 offices in 19 European countries and represents major semiconductor franchises on a pan-European basis. www.avnet-memec.eu

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