picoPower Seminars


Join the Atmel® picoPower® seminars and learn low power design techniques from Atmel AVR® applications experts. They will guide you through practical hands-on exercises and teach you how to modify your software to achieve the lowest possible power consumption in your designs.

The technical hands-on session will introduce you to the key features of Atmel picoPower technology, and show you how to use them with the entire range of AVR microcontrollers, including tinyAVR®, megaAVR®, AVR XMEGA® and AVR UC3 families.

  picoPower Seminar  


No prior experience with AVR microcontrollers is required, but programming experience with ANSI-C is an advantage.

All attendees must bring a laptop PC meeting the following minimum requirements:

Hardware requirements

  • Minimum processor Pentium 4, 1GHz
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM
  • Minimum 1GB free disk space
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1024x768
  • Three USB ports (one for communication, two for powering the kits), alternative one USB port and two USB type power plugs

Software requirements

  • Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 (x86 or x86-64) (Atmel AVR Studio® and AVR32 Studio® do not support Windows 98, NT or ME)


  • AVR Product Introduction and News
  • AVR Low Power Design Techniques and picoPower Technology
  • megaAVR Low Power Design Hands-on Session
  • AVR XMEGA Low Power Hands-on Session
  • AVR UC3L Low Power Hands-on Session
  • Wrap-up and Q&A

Seminar locations

San Jose (US)Feb 1, 2011Register Now
Costa Mesa (US)Feb 2, 2011Register Now
Minneapolis (US)Feb 4, 2011Register Now
Toronto (Canada)Feb 7, 2011Register Now
Boston (US)Feb 9, 2011Register Now
Atlanta (US)Feb 11, 2011Register Now