MSC Gleichmann will be running a one-day workshop targeting hardware and software design engineers who are considering a graphical LCD user interface for their next embedded application.

Taking place at the Motorcycle Museum in Solihull, West Midlands, on Thursday 14th March, this full-day hands-on training workshop will focus on the Renesas 32-bit RX-series microcontroller development environment.

The morning session will explain the fundamentals of driving a graphics LCD, first showing how this can be achieved using the RX62N Starter Kit to directly drive a WQVGA TFT display with touchscreen interface and then looking at how the software can be adapted for other similar standard displays. In the afternoon session, delegates will have the opportunity to develop a simple real-world GUI using the Renesas Graphical Application Programming Interface (GAPI) software, building up code to create an interactive, animated screen.

The seminar runs from 9am to 4:30pm and costs £49, which includes refreshments, buffet lunch and museum entrance, along with a RX62N promotional board, comprehensive data pack and various other discount vouchers, prize draw entries and other promotional items from Renesas.

“This workshop is very much a practical course, aimed primarily at design and software engineers”, Adrian Elms, business development director at MSC Gleichmann said, adding, “Managers of embedded design teams may also benefit from the first-hand experience of working with the latest MCU development tools.”

Attendees are expected to have a reasonable working knowledge of the ‘C’ programming language and some knowledge of embedded RTOS, while not essential, would be helpful.

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