Whether you realize it or not, microcontrollers (MCUs) are the brains behind many consumer products in your everyday life. The Microcontroller TechZone will provide you with the tools and resources you need to explore, find, and develop the perfect MCU.  Digi-Key offers Product Training Modules, Videos, Articles, Product Highlights and Manufacturer Application Notes to keep you, the design engineer, up to speed on the latest MCU technologies.

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Spansion’s PDL is a software resource for their ARM Cortex–M MCU devices that enables users to quickly and easily develop software for any embedded application.
Provides a highly flexible development platform with a selection of motion-related MEMs sensors.
Will show how to replace EEPROMs with a superior solution in F-RAM.
Explanation of how users can simplify a thermal management design with a customized one-chip solution.

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The Silicon Labs EFM8 Family offers a wide range of performance.
The Bengal is a low-power, high-performance single board computer (SBC) with a full complement of on-board I/O.
Microcontrollers with encryption for protecting embedded communications from NXP Semiconductors.
Based on the Epiphany multicore chips developed by Adapteva, Parallella platform is an affordable open source, energy efficient, higher performance computer.

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In this video, Alan Hawse goes over the PSoC Creator project file structure.
In this video, Alan Hawse walks you through the sleep power mode of the PSoC 4200 family.
In this video, Alan Hawse walks you through tips and tricks to easily manage the power modes of the PSoC 4200 family.
In this video, Alan Hawse walks you through the 5 power modes of the PSoC 4200 family. Power modes are Active, Sleep, Deep-Sleep, Hibernate, and Stop.
Microchip 8-bit MCU