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Total Phase Announces Winners in Best USB and Best I2C/SPI Applications in Renesas RX MCU Design Contest

Embedded Systems Conference San Jose - May 5, 2011 - The winners of the Renesas RX MCU Contest were announced yesterday at the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley. As a part of the larger contest, Total Phase announced the winners of their Best in USB contest and Best in I2C/SPI contest for the best entries that made use of USB and I2C/SPI. The results were revealed at a live ceremony at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.

"Overall, the RX MCU Design Contest was very successful, and we were all highly impressed with the level of creativity and ingenuity demonstrated by contest participants. Through the support of our partners, we were able to provide even greater support to participants and maximize the award value for the top design entries," said Rob Dautel, Senior Manager, Ecosystems, Consumer & Industrial Business Unit, Renesas Electronics America (http://www.am.renesas.com).

As a sponsor of the Renesas RX MCU Design Contest, Total Phase offered additional prizes for the best entries that made use of either USB or I2C/SPI. The Best in USB title and a Beagle USB 480 Protocol Analyzer were awarded to Adam Courchesne for his entry Fluke9010A Troubleshooter POD to USB Adapter. Honorable mentions were awarded to Mike Rosing and Rajesh Chittiappa for their use of USB in their application. The Best in I2C/SPI title and an SPI Development Kit were awarded to Matt Pratt for his application, The Brewbot. Geoff Martindale and Chuck Fricker were also named as honorable mentions for their designs using I2C or SPI.

"We had a difficult decision to make as all of the entries were unique and interesting. The applicants clearly put a lot of hard work into their designs. We are very thankful to Renesas for the opportunity to participate as a sponsor in this contest. We had a lot of fun seeing all the creative uses for the RX platform," said Derek Fung, VP Business at Total Phase. "We hope the Best in USB and Best in I2C/SPI winners enjoy the tools they won to help them with current and future development projects."

About Total Phase

Total Phase manufactures powerful and affordable USB, I2C, and SPI development tools for the embedded systems engineer. The entire line of developer tools combines best-of-breed features, Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X support, royalty-free API, and free software updates, making them perfect additions to any engineer's toolbox. Total Phase products have become the tools of choice for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and research institutions alike. Our satisfied customers represent a diverse array of industries such as Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Medical Devices, Semiconductors, and Telecommunications.

Please visit us at http://www.totalphase.com.