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Subject: [DPRG] Fwd: FW: Technical Training Workshops- DALLAS
From: Doug Emes dougemes at gmail.com
Date: Thu Mar 21 19:19:00 CDT 2013

This is the class that Doug Paradis and I and others attended last year.
Its a great bargain to get the
Launchpads (stellaris / MSP430)  and the boosterpacks (touchscreen /
capsense)as well.



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From: Rutherford, Kim <k-rutherford at ti.com>
Date: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 12:04 PM
Subject: FW: Technical Training Workshops- DALLAS
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 *UPCOMING HANDS ON TECHNICAL TRAINING IN DALLAS, TX APRIL AND MAY 2013***

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*Stellaris Launchpad Workshop - Dallas*

*April 16, 2013 and May 21, 2013***

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*Getting Started with the Stellaris® EK-LM4F120XL *

*LaunchPad Workshop*

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This workshop is based on the new Stellaris LaunchPad board featuring a
LM4F120H5QR microprocessor. The workshop is extensively hands-on and the
overwhelming majority of your time will be spent working with the tools and
writing code. There are 10 chapters covering:****

**1)      **An Introduction to the ARM® Cortex™-M4F and Peripherals****

**2)      **An Introduction to Code Composer Studio****

**3)      **StellarisWare, Initialization and GPIO****

**4)      **Interrupts and the Timers****

**5)      **ADC12****

**6)      **The Hibernation Module****

**7)      **USB****

**8)      **Memory****

**9)      **The Floating-Point Unit****

**10)   **BoosterPacks and the Graphics Library****

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Attendees will receive the following to take-home after class: ****

   - Stellaris LaunchPad kit  ****
   - additional USB cable  ****
   - Kentec 3.5” TFT LCD touch screen BoosterPack  ****

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Please bring your own laptop and ear buds for labs. Software downloads will
be provided prior to class.****

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Additional information can be found at the following links:****

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www.ti.com/StellarisLaunchPadWorkshop****

www.ti.com/stellaris-launchpad****

http://www.kentecdisplay.com/uploads/soft/Products_spec/EB-LM4F120-L35_UserGuide_03.pdf
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*Getting Started with the Stellaris® EK-LM4F120XL *

*LaunchPad Workshop*

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*April 16, 2013*

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*May 21, 2013*

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*Full day of instruction plus labs *

*Each student will receive the following:*

EK-LM4F120XL evaluation board****

Kentec 3.5” TFT LCD touch screen BoosterPack****

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*Register Now*<http://focus.ti.com/docs/training/catalog/events/event.jhtml?sku=1DW090003>
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*$29 per person***

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*Texas Instruments*

6550 Chase Oaks Blvd****

Building 2-TTO Classroom****

Plano, TX  75023****

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*8:30am - 4:00pm *

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*Lunch provided *

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*Contact: Kim Rutherford*

*k-rutherford at ti.com* <k-rutherford at ti.com>**

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*MSP430 Launchpad Workshop** **-** **Dallas*****

*April 17, 2013*****

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*Quick Start Programming with MSP430 LaunchPad  Workshop *****

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*“Do you plan to support Arduino?”* ****

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We hear that question, or some variant of it, in almost every MSP430
workshop we teach. The answer is *Energia*! If you haven’t heard yet,
Energia is the open-source community port of Arduino for TI’s MSP430 and
Stellaris Launchpad boards. (If you’ve never heard of the term Energia,
check for *rockets* on Wikipedia.)****

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Come explore running Arduino/Energia on the MSP430 Launchpad in the Texas
Instruments MSP430 1-day workshop. We have added a chapter to address this
popular programming methodology. After a quick discussion of what Arduino
is, we contrast and compare it to traditional C programming, and finally
install and experiment with the Energia port of the Programming language.***
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Rapid prototyping, home hobbyist, or serious production programming –
however you want to use Energia, come check out this new community
supported solution for TI’s popular MSP430 Launchpad.****

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*Quick Start Programming with MSP430 Launchpad  Workshop *****

The *Getting Started with the MSP430 LaunchPad Workshop* is an in-depth
introduction into MSP430 basics. The LaunchPad is an easy-to-use
development tool intended for beginners and experienced users alike for
creating microcontroller-based applications.****

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The LaunchPad development kit is a part of the MSP430 Value Line series.
LaunchPad has an integrated DIP target socket that supports up to 20 pins,
allowing MSP430 Value Line devices to be dropped into the LaunchPad board.**
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Also, an on-board flash emulation tool allows direct interface to a PC for
easy programming, debugging, and evaluation. Included are free and
downloadable software development environments for writing and debugging
software.****

 LaunchPad can be used to create interactive solutions thanks to its
on-board push buttons, LEDs, and extra input/output pins for easy
integration of external devices. ****

*Agenda: *****

- An introduction to the Value Line series of products ****

- An overview of Code Composer Studio 5.1 ****

- Initialization of the MSP430 and programming the GPIO ****

- Use of the ADC10 analog-to-digital converter ****

- Working with interrupts and the timer ****

- Optimizing your code for low-power operation ****

- Using serial communications ****

- Using the Grace peripheral configuration GUI ****

- An overview of FRAM technology (no lab) ****

- Optional: Learning to use Capacitive Touch ****

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Please bring your own laptop and ear buds for labs. Software downloads will
be provided prior to class.****

Click on the following wiki page to view the student materials and labs****

http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/Hands-On_Training_for_TI_Embedded_Processors
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*Quick Start Programming with MSP430 Launchpad  Workshop *

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*April 17, 2013*****

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*Full day of instruction plus labs *****

*Each student will receive the following:*****

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* *MSP-EXP430G2 Launchpad and the ****

Plus 430BOOST-SENSE1-MSP430 Capacitive Touch BoosterPack****

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  *Register Now*<http://focus.ti.com/docs/training/catalog/events/event.jhtml?sku=1DW000430>
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*$29 per person*****

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*Texas Instruments*****

6550 Chase Oaks Blvd****

Building 2-TTO Classroom****

Plano, TX  75023****

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*8:30am - 4:00pm *****

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*Lunch provided *****

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*Contact: Kim Rutherford*

*k-rutherford at ti.com* <k-rutherford at ti.com>**

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*Two In-Depth Workshops from TI/Biricha: *****

*All New PFC Design Workshop *****

*and *****

*Hands-On Digital Power Workshop *****

*(Optional Day: Control Theory Fundamentals)** *****

*Dallas, TX** *****

*Sponsored by:
*[image: Biricha Digital] <http://www.biricha.com/workshops/>****

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*All New 3-Day PFC Design Workshop** *

This 3-day in-depth workshop
<http://focus.ti.com/docs/training/catalog/events/event.jhtml?sku=4DW102228>will
present the fundamental theory of PFC, a comprehensive study of analog and
digital PFC design and the translation of analog PFC into the digital
domain. ****

Typically the morning session is dedicated to the study of the theory and
principles, whilst the afternoon session focuses on laboratory exercises to
consolidate the theory. ****

In addition, all attendees will receive a commercial license for Biricha
Digital's Chip Support Library (CSL), Digital Power Library (DPWR) and PFC
Loop Design (PLD) software. The Biricha PLD software allows automatic
design of stable PFC control loops, whilst the Chip Support Library and
Digital Power Library are a collection of software functions for easy
coding of digital PFC systems. ****



*3-Day Hands-On Digital Power Workshop** *****

During these 3 days of hands-on workshop
<http://focus.ti.com/docs/training/catalog/events/event.jhtml?sku=4DW102128>you
will get the technical information you need to design your own digital
power supplies quickly and efficiently and you will put this into practice
in the lab (optional control theory fundamentals day on Monday). ****

Workshop fees include workshop material, a copy of Biricha Digital Power
Ltd’s Digital Power Library, lunch and refreshments. ****

Note: as part of their fees all attendees will receive commercial licenses
worth more than $1500 worth of engineering software: ****

   - Unlimited single commercial license for Biricha Digital's CSL and DPWR
   libraries worth over $1100 ****
   - Unlimited single seat for CCS5.x MCU worth $445 ****

 *Optional Free Control Theory Fundamentals Seminar*

Date: Monday April 22. 2013 -Dallas****

In addition to the 3 Day Digital power workshop, for US locations only
there is an optional free day: Control theory seminar on Monday 22nd of
April. You will be given the option to attend this session, if you wish
within, the registration page.

This one day technical seminar offers a refresher of elementary control
theory which will be valuable to electronic, electrical and mechanical
engineers of all levels. No prior knowledge of the subject is assumed,
although a basic understanding of engineering mathematics will be
beneficial. the material is organized into six equal length sections, each
covering a major control topic.


*Agenda*

Fundamental Concepts
Linear systems, transient response, frequency analysis,    minimum phase
systems
Feedback Systems
Effects of feedback, Nyquist analysis, stability margins, phase compensation
Transient Tuning
Transient response, steady state error, PID control, root locus analysis
Discrete Time Systems
Sampled systems, the z-transform, z plane mapping
Digital Controller Design
Pole-zero matching, numerical integration, invariant methods, direct
digital design
Implementation Considerations
Sample rate selection, sample-to-output delay, reconstruction, control law
implementation, aliasing

The material is supported by many practical examples and tutorials, and
includes a brief question and answer session at the end of each section.
This course is sponsored by the C2000 MCU group at Texas Instruments.****

*New PFC Design Workshop** *****

*April 30-May 2, 2013** *****

*Register<http://focus.ti.com/docs/training/catalog/events/event.jhtml?sku=4DW102228>
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*Digital Power Supply Design Workshop** *****

*April 23-25, 2013** *

*Optional Day: Control Theory Fundamentals 4/22/13 *****

*Register<http://focus.ti.com/docs/training/catalog/events/event.jhtml?sku=4DW102128>
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*Texas Instruments** *****

*6550 Chase Oaks Blvd** *****

*Building 2 TTO Classroom** *****

*Plano, TX** *****

*8:30am - 5:00pm** *****

*Lunch provided** *****

*Contact: Kim Rutherford** *****

*k-rutherford at ti.com *****

*C6000 Embedded Design Workshop using SYS/BIOS***

*May 14-17, 2013*

*Dallas*****

* *Register Now*<http://focus.ti.com/docs/training/catalog/events/event.jhtml?sku=4DW102090>
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*Texas Instruments*****

*6550 Chase Oaks Blvd Plano, TX*****

$1595.00 USD****

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The *"C6000 Embedded Design Workshop Using SYS/BIOS"* has been designed to
use the latest hardware and software development tools available from Texas
Instruments. In addition, this workshop builds around the concepts required
to easily program simple DSP solutions and how to adapt them into
increasingly more complex systems as system requirements evolve. ****

TI's SYS/BIOS RTOS supports multiple architectures: MSP430, Stellaris-M3,
C28x, C6000 and other ARM platforms.****

This workshop's primary focus is SYS/BIOS 6.3x running on a single-core DSP
(C6748). However, the concepts discussed can be easily "ported" to ARM+DSP
and multi-core devices (C66x) running SYS/BIOS or DSP/BIOS (BIOS ver
5.4x+). ****

This workshop is not intended to be platform specific. While the labs were
written to run on OMAP-L138 EVM (C6748 AND OMAP-L138 SOMs) using CCS ver
5.2, the concepts and APIs apply to all TI C6000 platforms and can be
helpful for users of CCSv3.3 or CCSv4 as well.****

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*        *Choose the *C6000 Embedded Design SYS/BIOS workshop* if you are: *
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·         *Developing code for the C6000 DSP using SYS/BIOS or DSP/BIOS ****
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·         *ARM + DSP user who wants to understand the DSP "black box" and
the RTOS (BIOS) running on that CPU *****

·         *MSP430, C28x, Stellaris-M3 user who wants a deeper dive into
SYS/BIOS *****

*Workshop Outline           *****

*1. Devices*****

o    Lab 1: System Setup   ****

·         * 2.* *Introduction to CCSv5 Basics + Mem * ****

o    Lab 2: Create, build and debug several code examples using CCS ****

 *3.* *Introduction to SYS/BIOS*****

o    Lab 3: SYS/BIOS Blink LED ****

 *4.* *C6000 Hardware Interrupts (Hwi)*****

o    Lab 4: Use an Hwi to respond to McASP interrupts   ****

 *5. Using Swi and Tasks *****

o    Lab 5: Use Swi to perform "ALGO" as follow-up to Hwi. Change Swi to
TSK. ****

*6.  Clock Functions and RTA Tools*****

o    Lab 6: Add lock Fxn and observe RTA results ****

* 7. Inter-thread Communication*****

 *8. Using Dynamic Memory (Heaps)*****

o    Lab 8: Create Semaphores and Tasks dynamically  ****

*9. C6000 Architecture*****

*10. C/System Optimizations*****

o    Lab 10: C Optimizations – goals and using compiler options ****

*11. Cache and Internal Memory*****

      Lab 11: modify an existing system to use cache – benchmark solutions**
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12. How EDMA3 Works****

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*Click here to view workshop materials
<http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/C6000_Embedded_Design_Workshop_Using_BIOS>
*****

Please contact your local sales representative or Kim Rutherford
k-rutherford at ti.com****

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*Introduction to Embedded Linux*

*Workshop*

*May 21-23, 2013*

*Dallas*****

*Register Here<http://focus.ti.com/docs/training/catalog/events/event.jhtml?sku=4DW102335>
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*Texas Instruments*****

*6550 Chase Oaks Blvd Plano, TX*****

$495 USD****

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*The “Introduction to Embedded Linux” 3 day workshop* provides a hands-on
overview of booting Linux and developing and debugging applications to run
in the Linux operating system environment. More than half of the workshop
time is dedicated to hands-on lab exercise based on the AM335x starter
kit,which is required to run the Graphics/QT lab portion on the third day. *
***

*Course Prerequisites* ****

No previous knowledge of Linux programming or system administration is
required; however, students should be proficient in C/C++ programming.****

For more information, please visit the “Introduction to Embedded Linux”
course wiki:****

http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/Introduction_to_Embedded_Linux_Three-Day_Workshop_(AM335x)
****

*Workshop Outline*****

Lecture 1: Booting Linux****

**·         **Lab 1: Booting Linux via mini-SD Card ****

Lecture 2: Linux Distributions and Arago****

**·         **Lab 2: Using the Linux terminal ****

Lecture 3: Using git versioning software ****

**·         **Lab 3: Exploring git ****

Lecture 4: Application Build and Debug ****

**·         **Lab 4: Using Code Composer Studio version 5 ****

Lecture 5: File Manipulation****

**·         **Lab 5: Manipulating GPIO/LED via Virtual Files ****

Lecture 6: Linux Device Drivers ****

**·         **Lab 6: UART Driver read/write ****

Lecture 7: Linux Scheduler ****

**·         **Lab 7: pthread and semaphore application ****

Lecture 8: Networking Basics ****

**·         **Lab 8: Berkeley Sockets programming ****

*United States *$495 - includes take-home Beaglebone board ****

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*Click here to view workshop materials
<http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/C6000_Embedded_Design_Workshop_Using_BIOS>
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Please contact your local sales representative or Kim Rutherford
k-rutherford at ti.com****

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