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Avnet, TI Host Robo-Workshops

PHOENIX — Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has teamed up with Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) to host a new series of technical workshops featuring TI’s Stellaris® ARM Cortex™-M3 microcontroller (MCU) Robotic Evaluation Board (EVALBOT) with Micrum µC/OS-III. These seminars are offered free of charge and feature hands-on labs at Avnet locations throughout the United States beginning February 9, 2011. Space is limited, and registration is now open at

Developed around the EVALBOT, a robotic evaluation platform based on the Stellaris LM3S9B92 MCU, this seminar series illustrates how a real-time kernel works using Micrium's ìC/OS-III. Also included in the instruction is an introduction to real-time operating system (RTOS) concepts and Micrium ìC/OS-III, as well as a basic overview of the StellarisWare® driver package and ways it can reduce time to market. The class is hands-on and includes a brief guided tour of how ìC/OS-III came to live on the EVALBOT’s Stellaris MCU.

“We designed EVALBOT to give developers a fun way to learn how to leverage Stellaris MCUs and the Micrium ìC/OS-III RTOS,” said Jean Anne Booth, general manager of Stellaris MCUs. “This training takes that effort a step further so that we empower developers with engaging, hands-on training to simplify and speed development.”

“Providing this training to our customers not only introduces them to new technology, but gives unprecedented access to hands-on labs and leading industry experts that can help them customize this technology to get their products to market faster,” said Alex Iuorio, senior vice president of supplier management, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas.

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas will be giving away a limited number of the EVALBOT kits at each event to qualified Avnet customers. To view the EVALBOT in action, visit Avnet On Demand.

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