Courses, seminars

For the first time in Kazakhstan!!!

Almaty Management University organizes a hands-on technology seminar "Transformation of electronic and software engineering in the new technological order


The seminar includes a short course

"At the junction of software and hardware: the use of MIPS processors for the Internet of Things and design systems-on-chip"

This course gives students an opportunity of hands-on learning how to build the electronic and informational built-in systems and data processing for a variety of applications that range from Internet of Things and "smart home" to the systems that control city infrastructure, like “smart grid” for electric energy distribution. New knowledge and skills will help the participants to occupy the new areas of technology development or even create currently non-existent hot spots of growth.

The seminar is intended for the teachers of technology universities, graduate students and engineers and technology innovators.



Yuri Panchul - Senior Hardware Design Engineer, Imagination Technologies, Santa Clara, California, USA

Timour Paltashev – Full Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Sunnyvale, California, USA


The practical significance of the course

The theoretical knowledge and practical skills in building and using systems on chips help to the following categories of the participants:

• The representatives of industrial companies who develop and manufacture controller printed circuit boards, sensors, RFID chips and other built-in systems for communications and networks

• The entrepreneurs who can profit from the development of simple and inexpensive microcontrollers for versatile applications, as well as from designing licensable IP-blocks for licensing to electronic companies on the global market;

• The university professors who teach the classes in built-in system design that put together the subjects of mathematical logic, computer system architecture, system programming and microelectronics.

The criterion of the course uniqueness

A special feature of this course is using MIPS architecture, which is one of the popular microprocessor architectures in the industry, and at the same time has a long tradition in academia, in courses that teach computer architecture, processor microarchitecture and applications of various embedded processors – from microcontrollers to supercomputers.

MIPS is the optimal architecture to study the development and applications of high-performance processors inside systems of chips. All other alternatives - Intel, ARM, Atmel AVR, IBM Power, ARC, Tensilica, SPARC, Open RISC, RISC-V are either have insufficient textbook support, or issues with intellectual property, or not popular on the marketplace, or are too cumbersome for use in student micro architectural projects.

The categories of participants

The course is created for the teachers of computer engineering disciplines, working engineers and aspiring entrepreneurs to get the skills through the use of innovative method of learning.

The class participants are expected to have basic knowledge of Boolean algebra, systems engineering and computer architecture, as the program of the course combines the elements of digital circuit design, programming and the economics of electronic business. The course provides knowledge of how the microprocessor and the system work inside the chip. For this purpose Imagination Technologies created a package called MIPSfpga. It allows you to experiment with the same processor core MIPS microAptiv UP, which were used for such vendors as Microchip Technology, with its high-performance microcontroller PIC32MZ, and Samsung with its Internet of Things platform called Artik 1.

For the participants interested in going into details of programming already manufactured microcontrollers, the seminal presents a new course called Connected MCU created by Dr. Alexander G Dean from North Carolina State University in collaboration with the Imagination, Microchip and Digilent. This course include not only the basics of programming microcontrollers, but also introduces to use of real-time operating systems and links microcontrollers with computer architecture that helps for more integrated education of a young professional.

At the end of the course each participant will get a course completion certificate from Imagination Technologies, Silicon Valley, USA and Almaty Management University.


Date and location of the seminar

The duration of courses - 5 working days (22 - 26 August 2016) - 30 hours.

Date and location of the seminar - Almaty Management University, Almaty, st. Rozybakiev 227, aud. 302.


Methodological foundation of the course - the textbook Digital Design and Computer Architecture by the US professors David M. Harris and Sarah L. Harris (English and Russian versions). The textbook follows the academic traditions of teaching microprocessor design developed in Stanford University and is used in University of California Berkeley.

The material in the book includes the basics of digital logic design, hardware description languages, computer architecture and microarchitecture.

The electronic textbook is included in the package for free for course participants.

Practical labs on microprocessor, system on chip design and microcontroller applications are based on the equipment (FPGA and microcontroller boards) provided for each participant during the course.


Seminar participation fee

119 000 tenge for entrepreneurs

69 000 tenge for teachers - academic discount

The cost of the course includes coffee breaks and lunch.

Payment for teachers:

Early bird until 15 August - 59 000 tenge

After August 15 - 69 000 tenge

For entrepreneurs:

Early bird until 15 August - 109 000 tenge

After August 15 - 119 000 tenge


How to participate

1. Apply for the courses;

2. Get the contact form, fill the form, and pay for participation;

3. Get an answer on the registration portal (identification number);

4. Take courses

5. Obtain a certificate with an electronic version of the textbook and all the course materials

6. Fill in the feedback form



The program introduction, contract form


227 Rozybakiyev street

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Republic of Kazakhstan

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The contact person: Gulfarida Tulemissova


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