Videos / Podcasts
July - 2016
- FPGAs for ASIC Prototyping Bridge Global Development
ASIC Prototyping with FPGAs faces global development challenges in the hardware-software IoT and automotive markets.
April - 2016
- MM - MPLAB® Xpress IDE Edition - Episode 3 - Using the MPLAB® Xpress IDE Bridge Tool
This video will demonstrate how to use the MPLABÂ® Xpress IDE Bridge Tool to program a microcontroller. When using a Programmer/Debugger like a PICkitâ¢ 3, or the integrated Programmer/Debugger like the one found on the Curiosity Board in MPLABÂ® Xpress IDE, the USB Bridge will need to be used.
- MM - MPLAB® Xpress IDE Edition - Episode 2 - Creating a New Project in MPLAB® Xpress IDE
This episode demonstrates how to create a new project inside of the MPLABÂ® Xpress IDE.
- Introducing MPLAB® Xpress IDE
Overview of MPLABÂ® Xpress, a cloud-based streamlined version of Microchip Technologies award winning MPLABÂ® X IDE. A perfect tool for Makers, Academics and Industry Veterans looking for a fast and intuitive way to get started with the latest products and technologies from Microchip.
- MM - MPLAB® Xpress IDE Edition - Episode 1 - Using Example Projects in MPLAB® Xpress IDE
In this video, an RGB Matrix WS2812B display is interfaced with the MPLABÂ® Xpress IDE Board. An example project from the MPLABÂ® Xpress IDE scrolls user text across the display demonstrating just how easy it is to get up and running with MPLABÂ® Xpress IDE.
March - 2015
- Total Phase is Leading the Way to The Internet of Things
With an emphasis on connected devices, engineers are tasked with getting their devices online as quickly as possible. What if you could take an existing system, previously not IOT capable, and get it connected without having to do a redesign? Using Total Phaseâs traditional development tools, such as protocol analyzers and host adapters you can collect and analyze data from embedded systems for the purpose of debugging and development. Now, take the same concept and move it to the Internet of Things. Learn howâ¦
August - 2014
- Microchip Introduces Lighting Communications Development Platform
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqFh9C_bYAI&list=PL1204684BD203E0DC[/youtube] [MNV170] Microchip Technology introduces Lighting Communications Development platform for
- PWM Drive Capability of the PIC21F157x Product Family
Overview of the signal generation capabilities of the PIC12F157X MCU family.
- Peripheral Pin Select (PPS) for Microchip 8-bit PIC MCU
This training video introduces the Peripheral Pin Select (PPS) for Microchip 8-bit PIC MCU. The training steps you through how the PPS operates and then how to use the peripheral, including code examples.
May - 2014
- 8-bit MCUs Keep Getting Better With "Intelligent Analog" Features
8-bit MCUs just keep getting better and more integrated. Extension Media's Chris A. Ciufo interviews Microchip's 8-bit MCU guru Greg Robinson. Among the new "intelligent analog" PIC16F170X/171X family's best features: two internal Op Amps and Zero Cross Detect--both analog features reduce board space and BOM cost. 10-bit ADC and 8-bit DACs plus a programmable pin crossbar make these 8-bangers some of the most innovative in the market.
- DEMO from EE Live! 2014: 8-bit MCU runs inductive cooktop demo
8-bit MCU runs inductive cooktop demo. Microchip's Greg Robinson, 8-bit MCU director, shows Extension Media's Chris A. Ciufo the new PIC16F170X/171X in a "smart" kitchen. This device not only takes the heat...it controls it!
August - 2013
- Rip Van Winkle Bluetooth Low Energy Wakes Up, Then Sleeps Again
Bluetooth Low Energy (LE, or BLE, or Smart) is all about sending and receiving data just like any other Bluetooth device, but doing so using much less power. It's ideally suited for M2M applications where a device wakes up, transmits or receives data, then goes back to sleep. The Bluetooth SIG specifies myriad application profiles from healthcare ("Blood Pressure Profile") to Sports and Fitness. At the recent DESIGN West 2013 conference, editor-in-chief Chris A. Ciufo got the lowdown on Laird's new BL600 Bluetooth LE Smart modules.
June - 2013
- More Wireless Embedded in Connected M2M Devices: Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Bluetooth, and 802.15.4
At the recent DESIGN West 2013 conference in San Jose, Â Microchip unleashed a "broad expansion" of new wireless products targeting the M2M, connected cloud, and intelligent devices spaces. There's also a new PIC32 digital audio development kit for Bluetooth audio streaming, plus 802.15.4 modules for ZigBee.
Editor Chris A. Ciufo got a chance to chat briefly with Tyler Smith, Product Marketing Manager, Wireless Products Division of Microchip. Click on the video to hear this on-target 3-minute interview.
April - 2013
- Introduction to the MTS2916A Evaluation Board
http://mchp.us/HBJCgN This video demonstrates Microchip's MTS2916A stepper motor driver that is managed by a PIC microcontroller for driving one bipolar stepper motor or two brushed DC motors.
- Introducing the MCP19111
http://mchp.us/11p6PO1 Introducing the MCP19111 - Microchip's first Digitally-Enhanced Power Analog Product
- 8-bit USB PIC Microcontrollers with Active Clock Tuning
Microchip Technology expands its Full-Speed USB 2.0 Device PICÂ® microcontroller portfolio with three new Enhanced Midrange 8-bit families comprising 15 scalable MCUs ranging from 14 to 100 pins with up to 128 KB of Flash. All feature internal clock sources with the 0.25% clock accuracy necessary for USB communication, which saves up to $0.15 by eliminating the need for an external crystal. Additionally, all three families are eXtreme Low Power compliant, with power consumption down to 35 ÂµA/MHz Active and 20 nA in Sleep mode.
- Save More 8-bit
http://mchp.us/FO7AqF http://mchp.us/FOc11F Save More Power, Space, Money, and Time with Microchip! Explore Microchip's wide range of innovative 8-bit products with eXtreme Low Power consumption and unique peripherals, which enable you to reduce your board space, component count, and time-to-market.
March - 2013
- Numerically Controlled Oscillator from Microchip Technology
The Numerically Controlled Oscillator (NCO) module is a timer that uses the overflow from the addition of an increment value to divide a frequency. The advantage of the addition method over simple counter driven timer or a PWM is that the resolution of division does not vary with the divider value resulting in true linear frequency control. The NCO is most useful for applications that require linear frequency control, high frequency accuracy and fine resolution at a fixed duty cycle, e.g., Lighting and Ballast Control, Tone Generators and Resonant Power Supplies.
- Complementary Waveform Generator (CWG) from Microchip
Provides a complementary waveform from various inputs sources including the PWM, Configurable Logic Cell (CLC), Numerically Controlled Oscillator (NCO) and comparators. It has independent rising and falling dead-band control with auto-shutdown/restart capability that provides improved switching efficiencies for applications such as synchronous power supplies and motor control.
- Microchip's Save More 8-bit Presentation
Save More Power, Space, Money, and Time with Microchip! Explore Microchip's wide range of innovative 8-bit products with eXtreme Low Power consumption and unique peripherals, which enable you to reduce your board space, component count, and time-to-market.
- BodyCom™ Technology
http://mchp.us/WtdcyC Introduction to BodyCom Technology utilizing the BodyCom Development Kit demonstration.
- XLP 8-bit Development Board Overview
This video demonstrates Microchip's new XLP 8-bit Development Board.
August - 2012
- Extension Media Interview with Microchip's Joe Drzewiecki
Editor Chris Ciufo spent time with Microchip software manager Joe Drzewiecki at the Spring DESIGN West show (formerly known as ESC). Microchip launched their new MPLAB X compiler strategy that now goes across all Microchip MCUs. It also adds a new license strategy, optimizations that compile 35 percent faster on 32-bit devices (or save 35 percent on code size). There's also a "totally free" version of the MPLAB X compiler. Check out the 3 minute video.
May - 2012
- 8-bit PIC gives much more, for much, much less
Editor Chris. A. Ciufo gets the low-down from the DESIGN West conference.
At the recent DESIGN West conference in San Jose (formerly known as "ESC"), Microchip unleashed a new C-compiler strategy for its entire line-up, and a new low-cost 8-bit PIC MCU called the PIC16F178X. I got a chance to chat briefly with Greg Brown, Product Marketing Manager for the MCU8 division of Microchip. Click on the video to hear this on-target 3-minute interview.
March - 2010
- VoiceGP - Advanced Voice Recognition and Speech Synthesis Module - Development Kit
The VoiceGP module is a development platform for speech synthesis and voice recognition applications, based on Sensory RSC-4128 mixed signal processor. Its small size of 42 x 72 mm and the two connectors at the edges with 2.54mm pin spacing, make it suitable for prototype boards and breadboard friendly.
January - 2010
- Programming 8051 based Microcontroller P89V664 developmnt board ZKit-51 in Windows Platform
The video shows how to program microcontroller development kit an 8051 based P89V644 controller from Zilogic Systems ZKit-51 under Windows and open source tools like SDCC compiler, Flash Magic tool.
- PIC18 Microcontroller Analog to Digital Converter with Microchip C18 Compiler
The Microchip PIC18 Microcontroller family is the Microchip highest performance 8-bit class microcontroller. Powered by advanced RISC CPU, this PIC18 microcontroller family could deliver up to 16 MIPS computing power compared to the other Microchip 8-bit microcontroller family such as PIC10, PIC12 and PIC16 which only could deliver up to 5 MIPS. For more information you could visit http://www.ermicro.com/blog/?p=1408
March - 2009
- Houston...Houston...Come In Houston
Just imagine being on the international space station when it begins somersaulting through space, unable to get steady power from the solar panels and unable to communicate with Earth. Retired Capt. Dan Bursch talks about one of the harrowing tales from science non-fiction. Check out the video at www.sldcommunity.com.