Pre-Conference Embedded Hands-On Workshops

Prototype an IoT Sensor Node with a Microchip MPLAB Xpress Eval Board

Tuesday, June 26 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

With your complimentary MPLAB Xpress Eval Board, you will learn how to develop an embedded sensor node prototype that captures humidity, temperature, and pressure data. You’ll speed through configuration of the Microchip microcontroller and Bosch BME280 sensor using MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) graphical programming interface. The tool will generate free libraries with simple APIs so you can spend time working on your solution instead of messing with registers or communication protocols. 

You don’t need to install any tools on your computer, as this entire workshop will use the cloud based MPLAB Xpress IDE. All sensor data will be graphed on your computer via an on-board USB-to-serial adapter. You will be shown how to move the solution to a wireless communication method using the same tools, transforming from a simple wired sensor to an IoT or wearable solution.

Attendees must bring:

  • A computer with Wi-Fi, Windows/Mac/Linux OS, a standard browser and an available USB port (be sure to have the latest version of Java installed)
  • A Micro USB cable
  • A terminal program, such as Putty, CoolTerm, or TeraTerm


Workshop is included in VIP, Gold, and Pre-Conference Passes or can be purchased as an Add-on to Main Conference and Expo Hall Passes. Visit to sign up today. 

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Learn RISC-V, the Mi-V ecosystem with an RTOS Bringup, MicroPython Scripting, and a Dev Board That’s Yours to Keep

Tuesday, June 26 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get acquainted with the RISC-V instruction-set architecture (ISA) in this pre-con session by bringing up an RTOS and writing some basic MicroPython scripts, all on a Microsemi Mi-V Creative Board  that is configured with a 32 bit RISC-V core in an IGLOO2 FPGA.  Each attendee will leave with this $99 kit. Attendees will be exposed to the ins-and-outs of the instruction set architecture (ISA) using a variety of firmware and Microsemi’s SoftConsole integrated development environment (IDE).

After designing a “Hello, World!” application, participants will be guided through RTOS bringup with both the open-source FreeRTOS operating system and a commercial platform. From there, the tutorial will expand to adding peripherals and executing MicroPython scripts on the board’s Mi-V RV32IM core.

The development board, tools, and associated software are complimentary for attendees, making for a perfect introduction to RISC-V.

Attendees must bring:

Workshop is included in VIP, Gold, and Pre-Con Passes or can be purchased as an Add-on to Main Conference and Expo Hall Passes. Visit to sign up today. 

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