Save the Date. October 22-25. DevCon 2012


What is DevCon? For engineers who want to stay on top of their game, it means four exciting, action-packed days of lectures, labs and learning the latest and greatest technologies from experts around the world. Hosted by Renesas and held in scenic Orange County, California – the embodiment of all things sun and surf – there are many reasons to join us at DevCon this October 22-25.

This one-of-a-kind forum will offer direct and interactive access to cutting-edge technologies and top professionals in their fields on topics as varied as connectivity, system design, computing architectures and MCUs. In Panels and Meet the Expert sessions, EEs can acquire leading-edge expertise and share vital knowledge with peers. Critical information exchange is what DevCon is all about.

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DEVCON 2012 – At A Glance

Why attend DevCon 2012? Simple: It is where you’ll find a large selection of experts making presentations, participating in discussions, answering questions, and otherwise providing you with knowledge you can immediately apply to your design projects. It is also a place where hundreds of your fellow engineers go to upgrade their skills, discover how to use new tools and adapt to the latest industry requirements. Maybe most importantly, this is a place where you can both learn what you need to know to succeed and at the same time, have some fun in the process: Good for your career and good for your personal inspiration.

Informative and instructive, the course range is so varied and plentiful that there’s literally something for everyone. The forum’s theme is “Enabling the Smart Society” and tracks range in topic from connectivity to development tools, system design technologies to security.


Showcasing several aspects of Veclocity Lab™, an innovative development ecosystem initiative, and hands-on labs detailing embedded control, graphics and human-machine interfaces

Computing Architectures

Insights into the many aspects of Renesas’ latest microcontroller and microprocessor technologies


Covering a broad range of connectivity technologies and solutions, including communicating over the CAN bus without dealing with CAN register-level code

Development Tools

Topics include integrated development environments, graphical code-generation for peripheral module initialization, and more


Detailed information on LCD products targeted for the unique requirements of the industrial, financial, high-end monitor and industrial mobile markets

Human Machine Interface

Learn low-cost solutions for interfacing with TFT-LCD panels, LCD display drivers, ADPCM audio, and more

Machine-to-Machine and
Cloud Solutions

Highlighting key technologies enabling M2M communications while using the Cloud for data storage, synchronization and retrieval

Meet the Experts

Enjoy face-to-face interactive discussions on technical topics, including one-hour roundtable sessions following Panel Presentations and two-hour informal “Meet the Expert” sessions

Motor Control

Subjects to be discussed include BLDC/PMSM motor control theory and operation, the advantages of using an FPU in your design, and more

Operating Systems

Sessions and labs on OS concepts, USB-based file systems, multimedia application support and techniques to create a more robust and responsive OS


Learn how to use IGBTs and super junction MOSFETs in motor control, LED lighting, solar inverter, and other applications


Experts will conduct multiple sessions on the latest security technologies and the methods for implementing them

System Design Technologies

Focusing on fundamental MCU system design requirements and issues; highlighting key problems and considerations that arise in the design of embedded systems

  1. Day 1 – Monday, October 22

    Interactive panel sessions with industry leaders and experts and the grand kick-off in the Exhibit Hall with technology solution demonstrations. (Dinner included)

  2. Day 2 – Tuesday, October 23

    Keynote followed by hands-on labs and lectures of your choice, with a peer-to-peer-to solution provider networking opportunity in the evening. (Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

  3. Day 3 – Wednesday, October 24

    Lab and lecture sessions throughout the day, followed by an informative talk with featured guest speaker and innovator, Dean Kamen. (Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

  4. Day 4 – Thursday, October 25

    Lab and lecture sessions wrap up in the morning, with time available to ask on-site Renesas staff any remaining questions. (Continental Breakfast and Lunch included)

Study critical new technologies and up-to-the-minute engineering innovations. And do it all in an informal, interactive setting. Longing to participate in the discussion? At DevCon 2012, you can take an active part in roundtable sessions, with ample time for questions and answers after all Panel Presentations and two-hour Meet the Expert bull sessions on topics of particular interest.

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