Press Release

Total Phase Sponsors Prizes for Microchip's PIC32 Design Challenge

SUNNYVALE, CA - May 30, 2008 - Total Phase is pleased to announce its sponsorship of over $10,000 in prizes for Microchip's PIC32 Design Challenge for both contestants and the developer community.

The PIC32 Design Challenge is a year-long challenge comprised of four phases where contestants can build, test, and display their designs, based on the PIC32 Starter Kit, to the community. A panel of judges and peers will vote on which designs survive each phase of the contest.

"Total Phase is very excited about being a part of the PIC32 Design Challenge," remarks Derek Fung, Senior Engineer at Total Phase. "The elimination format and the community participation of this contest is an excellent way for contestants to get early feedback about their designs. We are looking forward to seeing all the designs and how they perform in the contest."

Two ways to win Total Phase tools

The eight developers whose designs continue to Phase 3 will each receive an I2C Development Kit (retail value: $550). Each I2C Development Kit features an Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter and a Beagle I2C/SPI/MDIO Protocol Analyzer to help contestants develop and debug I2C and SPI serial buses in their design.

Total Phase is also sponsoring weekly prizes for the community at-large throughout the year-long contest. Prizes range from the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter (retail value: $250.00) to the Beagle USB 480 Protocol Analyzer (retail value: $1,200.00). Community members can qualify to win each week by actively participating in reviewing designs and sharing ideas on the PIC32 Design Challenge website (

Submit your PIC32 design and participate online today.

About Total Phase

Total Phase manufactures powerful and affordable I2C, SPI, MDIO, and USB development tools for the embedded systems engineer. The entire line of developer tools combines best-of-breed features, Windows and Linux support, royalty-free API, and free software updates, making them perfect additions to any engineer's toolbox.

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