New Seminars for Feature Rich Design

New UK Dates offer hands-on design experience

Poing, Germany, 31 May 2012 – Avnet Memec has today released the latest dates for its UK seminar series. The free technical hands-on workshops, in conjunction with Microsemi, will be based on the multi-award winning SmartFusion® technology.

The seminars are being held on:

  • 28 June 2012 - Derby
  • 03 July 2012 - Blackwater, Surrey

SmartFusion customizable system-on-chip (cSoC) is the only device that integrates an FPGA, ARM® Cortex™-M3, and programmable analogue. Seminar delegates will be given the opportunity to experience first-hand how incorporating SmartFusion into a design will give them the flexibility to create a product without compromising on features.

The one day seminars will consist of demonstrations, technical presentations and workshop labs with highlights including MSS configuration and system power management design. All hardware and software development tools will be provided for training purposes and all attendees will take away a free SmartFusion EVkit to support future designs. There will also be an opportunity to be one of the first to learn about the exciting next generation SoC family.

“The demand for technical training with a hands-on experience has never been greater, especially for programmable cSoC solutions,” explains Chris Withers, Business Development Manager at Avnet Memec. “With technical experts on hand throughout the day, they can learn how to get the best from the SmartFusion product family.”

Seminar places are limited and full details including registration are available on the Avnet Memec website:

About Microsemi

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor solutions for: aerospace, defense and security; enterprise and commercial; and industrial and alternative energy markets. Products include high-performance, high-reliability analog and RF devices, mixed-signal and RF integrated circuits, configurable SoCs, FPGAs, and complete subsystems. Microsemi is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and has more than 2,800 employees globally. Learn more at

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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.

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