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Microchip Technology Inc. today announced it is accepting registrations for its 15th annual Worldwide MASTERs Conference at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, with the Main Conference taking place from August 24-27, and a Pre-Conference on August 22 and 23, 2011.

The MASTERs Conference is a valuable resource for designing with Microchip’s products that provides design engineers with an annual forum for sharing and exchanging technical information on the company’s 8-, 16- and 32-bit PIC® microcontrollers, high-performance analog and interface solutions, 16-bit dsPIC® digital signal controllers, wireless products, mTouch™ sensing solutions, memory devices and MPLAB® development systems - including the industry’s only singular IDE to support an entire 8-, 16- and 32-bit microcontroller portfolio.

MASTERs is an in-depth, bi-directional exchange of technical information between Microchip subject-matter experts and the company’s technical partners, including customers, third parties, distributor FAEs and design partners.

There is a broad range of class offerings for 2011, to meet the growing needs of software and hardware design engineers and engineering managers, with 95 classes being offered - 36 of which are new.  In addition to lecture-based classes, there are 44 “hands-on” classes that enable attendees to learn more about specific applications by using development tools and demo boards, and writing code, in the classrooms. Classes are available for engineers with advanced experience or little knowledge in the concepts and basics of the technology being discussed.

MASTERs classes cover the gamut of electronic engineering topics, including connectivity sessions on TCP/IP, USB, CAN and wireless, graphical-display and touch-sensing interface development, intelligent power supplies, firmware development, motor control, selecting op-amps for sensor applications, using an RTOS, creating a bootloader, and streaming audio for embedded designs.

Entry to the MASTERs Conference courses, a USB Flash Drive with all class materials, round-trip airport transportation, and accommodations for three nights with meals, evening entertainment and more are included in the Conference cost of $1,595 USD; all payments are due within 30 days of registration.  A 15-Year-Anniversary discount of $319 off main pricing is available to those who register by April 27, and an Early-Bird discount of $159 off main pricing is available to those who register by May 18 at http://www.microchip.com/get/MWV3.  All potential attendees must register by August 1, 2011.  Complete information regarding the MASTERs Conference can be found online at:  http://www.microchip.com/get/MWV3.

Watch a video about MASTERs at: http://www.microchip.com/get/8R68

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