Microchip Technology Inc. announced the second annual Embedded Designers’ Forum (EDF), which is a series of training events where hardware and software engineers can learn about innovative technologies that will enable them to differentiate their products.

This year’s EDF will showcase Smart Energy, with detailed instruction on the technologies driving intelligent, energy-efficient and connected applications that meet today’s growing demand for environmentally friendly products. Microchip will conduct more than 100 live events worldwide, starting on October 19 and a Virtual EDF on November 2 that will be available on demand for one year at  The Virtual EDF will include keynote addresses from Google PowerMeter and Energizer.

The EDF modules are divided into the following three tracks (not every track will be presented at each location; visit for module availability):

Track 1:  Smart Energy Smart Energy Monitoring Smart Power Conversion; Designing for Optimum Energy Usage; Signal Conditioning for Embedded Applications

Track 2:  Human Interface Touch Sensing Solutions for Keys and Sliders; Touch Screen Sensing and Graphical Displays

Track 3:  Connectivity Adding USB to Your Embedded Designs; Exploring MPLAB® Development Tools; Connectivity Solutions for Embedded Designs

Attendees will enjoy significant discounts on a broad range of Microchip Development Tools. Additionally, all attendees will receive a coupon to attend one class of their choice at any of Microchip’s more than 40 worldwide Regional Training Centers.

For details on the discounted tools or additional information on the Embedded Designers’ Forum, contact any Microchip sales representative or visit Microchip’s Web site at