IEEE - CAS Bangalore Chapter, India     CAS Chapter - Region 10
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - Circuits and Systems Society
Goals: To conduct seminars, workshops, and other events pertaining to all aspects of electronic circuits and systems

Events - 2012
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December
Low-power, High-performance and Low-cost Embedded Systems using TI Embedded Processors and Analog

Date: 27 December, 2012
Time: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM      Download announcement (PDF 80 KB)
Venue: Cranes Varsity, Bannerghatta Main Road (next to Jal Bhavan)
Speaker: Dr. C.P. Ravikumar (Texas Instruments, India)
There is no registration fee to attend this event, but please confirm your participation by informing the organizer - Mr.Parthan (Parthan@cranessoftware.com, Ph: +918197237764) before 25th December (End Of Day) or by registering online at:
http://www.cranesvarsity.com/index.php/seminar-on-ti

Abstract: Power, performance, and price are the three most important considerations in the embedded systems market. Efficient hardware and software design principles can help in building such systems. In this talk, we will explore the space of embedded processors and analog integrated circuits which play a crucial role in the construction of efficient embedded systems. Embedded processors can be of three types – digital signal processors, microcontrollers, and microprocessors. More recently, multicore platforms which combine more than one type of these processors are also being introduced for certain markets. Texas Instruments provides a wide spectrum of embedded processors to cater to the diverse needs of customers. We will explore the main categories of embedded processors from TI and look at their typical end applications. In the second half of the workshop, we will focus on analog integrated circuits. We need data converters, amplifiers, power management circuits, clocks and timers, and RF integrated circuits to build embedded systems. We will look at the topic of "system design" and identify the salient skills that a student must acquire to be competitive in the domain of embedded systems.

C.P. RavikumarAbout the speaker: C.P. Ravikumar is presently the Technical Director of University Relations at Texas Instruments, India. He also leads the TI India Technical University which provides learning opportunities to employees of TI India. He is also an adjunct faculty at IIT Madras. Before joining TI India in 2001, Ravikumar was a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (1991-2001). He also held a visiting position at the University of Southern California (1995-1996) and the position of Vice President (Training) at Controlnet India Pvt Ltd (2000-2001). He obtained his Ph.D. (Computer Engineering) from the University of Southern California (1991), M.E. in Computer Science with highest scores from Indian Institute of Science (1987) and B.E. in Electronics with a Gold Medal from Bangalore University (1983).
He has published over 200 papers in leading International conferences and journals. He founded the VLSI Design and Test Symposium (VDAT) and has been the General Chair of this event from its inception in 1998. He is the author/editor/coauthor of over 12 books in areas of VLSI and has contributed several book chapters. He is the editor of the Journal of VLSI and Electronic System Design and on the editorial board of the Journal of Electronic Testing – Theory and Applications and the Journal of Low Power Electronics. He has won the best paper award at IEEE International Conference on VLSI Design (2002) and VLSI Test Symposium (2005). He is a Senior Member of IEEE, honorary secretary of IEEE CAS Bangalore chapter which he founded, and was the honorary secretary of VSI (2003-2011).


Advance Photovoltaic Power Conversion Systems
In cooperation with IEEE Circuits and Systems Bangalore Chapter, PragaTI (TI India Technical University) announces a seminar
Date: 19 December, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM      Download announcement (PDF 80 KB)
Venue: TR-1, Ground floor, Texas Instruments India campus, Bagmane Tech Park, C.V. Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560093
Speaker: Prasad N. Enjeti, Ph.D., F. IEEE (TI Professor, Dept of ECE, Texas A&M Univ, College Station, TX, USA)
Members of IEEE/IEEE CAS are welcome to attend. There is no formal registration required for attending this seminar, but prior registration is mandatory. Please write to Manikanta Dathi (dathi@ti.com) with the subject line "Registration for IEEE Seminar on 19 Dec" before 4.30pm on 18 December and provide your full name, affiliation, e-mail address, and mobile phone number. You will receive a confirmation by 9.30am on Dec 19 giving you more details. Please carry photo identification, and approach the reception by 2.30 PM. Limited parking available for visitors.

Abstract: With the advent of thin film technology solar photovoltaic (PV) systems can now be installed on any surface. Further the possibility of building integrated photovoltaic systems (BIPV) is becoming a reality. PV arrays installed on curved surfaces combined with rapid changes in illumination presents significant design challenges. Further, maximum power point tracking (MPPT) for curved PV arrays is a complex problem.
This presentation first explores the design of a smart photovoltaic (PV) module- a PV module in which PV cells in close proximity are electrically grouped to form a pixel and are connected to dc-dc converter blocks which reside embedded in the back pane of the module. An auto-connected flyback converter topology processing less than full power is used to provide high gain and perform maximum power point tracking (MPPT). Such a concept is ideal for curved surfaces such as building integrated PV (BIPV) system applications where gradients of insolation and temperature cause not only variations from PV module-to-PV module but from group-to-group of cells within the module itself.
Power conversion concepts for large scale pv systems and its utility interface via medium frequency transformer isolation is also detailed. Finally a power sharing converter that accepts multiple renewable sources to interface to the electric grid is explained.

Prasad N.EnjetiAbout the speaker: Prasad Enjeti (enjeti@tamu.edu) is a member of Texas A&M University faculty since 1988 and is widely acknowledged to be a distinguished teacher, scholar and researcher. His research emphasis on industry-based issues, solved within an academic context, has attracted significant external funding. He along with his students have received numerous best paper awards from the IEEE Industry Applications and Power Electronics Society. His primary research interests are in advancing power electronic converter designs to address complex power management issues such as: active harmonic filtering, adjustable speed motor drives, power conditioning systems for fuel cells, wind and solar energy systems.
He is the lead developer of the Power Electronics / Power Quality & Fuel Cell Power Conditioning Laboratories at Texas A&M University and is actively involved in many projects with industries while engaged in teaching, research and consulting in the area of power electronics.


A 4-day modular workshop on Embedded Android on Beagleboard
Module A: Workshop on "Android Application Development" Dec 4-5, 2012
Module B: Workshop on "Embedded Android on Beagleboard" Dec 6-7, 2012
In collaboration with Cambridge Institute of Technology and Pushkala Technologies, and IEEE CAS Bangalore chapter; conducted by TI India University Program
Date: 4 – 7 December, 2012
Venue: Cambridge Institute of Technology, Bangalore
Time: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Speakers: Module A: Vishwa Kiran (Cambridge Institute of Technology); Module B: Ramesh Prasad (Pushkala Technologies Pvt Ltd)
Download Announcement (PDF 447 KB)     Registration form (PDF 48 KB)

About the workshop: Android, which is an "open source" operating system by Google and enjoys considerable popularity on Smart Phones and Tablets, is becoming popular in the embedded world also. Different versions and variants of Android are now available on embedded platforms. In this workshop, the intention is to provide a hands-on introduction to concepts of Android Application Development and Android System Development (Embedded Android). The event consists of two parts:

Module A provides an overview of basic concepts of Android and Application Development. Participants who are already familiar with Android development may skip Module A.
In Module B, design and implementation of Android on Beagleboard will be explored in greater depth. Module B will also include an introduction to Beagleboard, an open-source, low-cost, low-power embedded system development platform.

Registration:A limited number of registrations are available. Please refer to tariff in the registration form.
Last Date for receipt of registration form: 26-11-2012
Confirmation to participants by e-mail: 28-11-2012
Please carry a copy of confirmation letter and a photo-identification during registration.
Include a scanned image of the DD and your IEEE membership card if you wish to avail the discount for IEEE members.

Correspondence
  • Contact Manikanta Dathi (dathi@ti.com) from Texas Instruments, India or Mr. Vishwakiran, Pushkala Technologies (vishwa@pushkala.in) for queries regarding registration.
  • Please contact Mr. Krishna Kumar +91 99000-00480 for hostel accommodation during the workshop.
  • Contact C.P. Ravikumar (ravikumar@ti.com) for general queries about TI India University Program (www.uniti.in)

  • IEEE PrimeAsia 2012 Conference (Post Graduate Research in Microelectronics and Electronics Asia)
    BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad, India
    December 5-7, 2012
    PrimeAsia 2012 is technically sponsored by IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and co-sponsored by BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus and CAS/EDS Joint Chapter of IEEE, Hyderabad Section

    Call for Papers: PrimeAsia 2012 welcomes original, high quality research contributions or novel designs / applications related to the topics of interest to the conference.
    Download (PDF)
    Important Dates:
    Submission of Papers: October 15, 2012 (Hard Deadline)
    Tutorial Proposals: October 15, 2012
    Notification of Acceptance: October 31, 2012
    Camera Ready Papers: November 15, 2012


    September
    A two day hands-on workshop on Embedded Software Development on BeagleBone platform
    In collaboration IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter and Amrita School of Engineering Bangalore Campus, TI India University Program
    Date: 14 – 15 September, 2012
    Venue: Department of Computer Science, Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru
    Time: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
    Speakers: Syed Mohammed Khasim (Texas Instruments); Visuvanadan Pasupathy (Texas Instruments); Vaibhav Hiremath (Texas Instruments); Satish Patel (Texas Instruments); and Baskaran Chidambaram (Texas Instruments)
    Download Announcement (PDF 366 KB)
    Registration form (PDF 301 KB)      Agenda (PDF 340 KB)

    About the workshop: BeagleBone is a low-cost embedded development platform based on TI’s ARM Cortex-A8 microprocessor AM3358. The BeagleBone is a bare-bones BeagleBoard, which is a popular development platform that can run operating systems such as Linux and Android. BeagleBone can be used in the stand-alone mode, or as a USB or Ethernet connected expansion companion for a Beagleboard. Smaller than the Beagleboard, BeagleBone is powered by a high-performance ARM-based microprocessor from Texas Instruments. You can experience the excitement around BeagleBone by visiting http://beagleboard.org/bone/. BeagleBone can be a good platform to learn Embedded Linux & Android applications for CS majors. It can be a good tool for carrying out projects. In this workshop, you will get a hands-on introduction to BeagleBone.

    Target Audience: This workshop is intended exclusively for teachers/trainers. The participants must have a working knowledge of Linux and must be exposed to Operating Systems concepts. Prior exposure to Beagleboard is not necessary, but will be a bonus. Participants can use the knowledge they gain to teach their students concepts of Android, Linux, and embedded software development on an ARM-based development platform. A college professor who is willing to include BeagleBone in course/projects can request for a BeagleBone lab donation from TI. Similarly, training organizations that wish to include BeagleBone in their trainings can request for a lab.

    Registration: Please ensure that you have the right prerequisites to attend this program. Please download the registration form, and refer the announcement for registration tariff. The completed registration form must be scanned and e-mailed to ostwalvaibhav@ti.com with a copy to tsb_sudarshan@blr.amrita.edu with the subject line BeagleBone Workshop before September 5, 2012. Participation will be confirmed through e-mail.
    Include a scanned image of the DD and your IEEE membership card if you wish to avail the discount for IEEE members. The registration is restricted to 30 participants.


    June
    6-day modular workshop on Embedded Linux in two parts
    In collaboration with Cambridge Institute of Technology, IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter and Cranes Software International Ltd, TI India University Program
    Module A: Introduction to Linux System Programming, Linux Kernel Programming, and Embedded Linux
    Date: June 6-8, 2012
    Venue: Cambridge Institute of Technology, K.R. Puram, Bangalore - 560036
    Speakers for Module A: Vaibhav Bedia (Texas Instruments), Vishwa Kiran (Cambridge Institute of Technology), and Jayaramudu (Cranes Software)
    Module B: Embedded Linux on Beagleboard
    Date: June 11-13, 2012
    Venue: Cambridge Institute of Technology, K.R. Puram, Bangalore - 560036
    Speaker for Module B: Prof. Mark Yoder (Rose-Hullman Institute of Technology, USA)
    Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM      Download announcement (PDF 326 KB)
    Registration is mandatory. Please refer the announcement for registration tariff. IEEE members avail 10% discount. Interested participants to send a scanned copy of the registration form to Deepanker Parikh (deepanker.parikh@ti.com) with a copy to Mr. Guruprasad (guruoceanic@rediffmail.com). The payment (DD) must be made in the name of IEEE CAS, Bangalore Chapter, payable at Bangalore.
    Last Date for receipt of registration form: 15-5-2012
    Confirmation to participants by e-mail: 20-5-2012

    Summary: Linux, which is an "open source" operating system and enjoys considerable popularity on general-purpose computers, is becoming popular in the embedded world also. Different versions and variants of Linux are now available on embedded platforms. In this workshop, the intention is to provide a hands-on introduction to concepts of Linux Systems/Kernel Programming and Embedded Linux. The event consists of two parts:
    Module A provides an overview of basic concepts of Linux, Linux Systems Programming, Linux Kernel Programming, and Embedded Systems. Module A will also include an introduction to Beagleboard, an open-source, low-cost, low-power embedded system development platform. Module A will be conducted jointly by a team of experts from industry and academia. In Module B, aspects of Embedded Linux on Beagleboard will be explored in greater depth. Module B will be conducted by Prof. Mark Yoder of Rose-Hullman Institute of Technology, USA.
    Beagleboard is a low-cost open-source embedded system development platform. It is based on Texas Instruments DM3730 processor, which includes an on-chip ARM Cortex-A8 processor core, a Texas Instruments C6x DSP core, and a host of peripherals. Beagleboard is a single board computer, which provides adequate performance to run Linux software, yet has a power consumption lower than 2W. A large number of embedded applications have been developed on Beagleboard (www.beagleboard.org) Module A provides a gentle introduction to the subject of Embedded Linux, Linux Systems Programming and Linux Kernel Programming. The intention of Module B is to provide a hands-on exposure to running Embedded Linux operating system on the Beagleboard and develop system software on the Beagleboard.

    About the speakers: Please refer the announcement for details.


    April
    Take Off with MSP430 Launchpad - A Self-learning workshop
    In cooperation with IEEE Circuits and Systems Bangalore Chapter, conducted by PragaTI (TI India Technical University)
    Date/s: April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19, 2012
    Time: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM      Download Announcement (PDF 81 KB) ... Registration form (PDF 63 KB)
    Venue: Texas Instruments India campus, Bagmane Tech Park, C.V. Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560093
    This course is open to pre-final & final year students having basic knowledge about microcontrollers. There is nominal fee of Rs 500/- per student to cover the cost of the event. The fee must be paid in the form of DD or Cheque (made out to "IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter" payable at Bangalore).
    To register please send a mail with the subject line "Registration for MSP430 Launchpad Program" to Vaibhav Ostwal (ostwalvaibhav@ti.com) and confirm your participation before April 19, 1700 hrs. Confirmed participants must send a scanned image of the DD/Cheque to Vaibhav Ostwal before April 25, and you must bring the DD/Cheque in person on April 28.
    Please carry photo identification, and approach the reception by 9.00 AM. Limited parking available for visitors.

    Abstract: LaunchPad is an easy-to-use development tool intended for beginners and experienced users alike for creating microcontroller-based applications. MSP430 is an ultra low-power 16-bit microcontroller family from Texas Instruments. MSP430 microcontrollers find widespread use in applications such as energy meters, medical applications, and wireless sensor networks. In this workshop, the intention is to expose the participants to the concepts and programming the MSP430 for low power applications.

    Agenda: This is a self learning workshop i.e. there will be no lectures rather the participants will be given the course material as well as the lab manual and they have to work on their own. We will be providing the Launchpad kits and the other necessary hardware to every individual participant. Also, at the end of the workshop there will be a contest where the participants will be asked to perform a certain task based on their learning of the MSP430. The winners will be awarded accordingly. Also a cerificate of participation will be given to all those who will attend the workshop. The workshop will be conducted on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Participants are expected to make their own transport arrangements.

    Designing Analog systems using ASLK: a Self-Learning Lab
    In cooperation with UniTI (TI India University Program) and IEEE Circuits and Systems Bangalore Chapter, conducted by PragaTI (TI India Technical University)
    Date/s: April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19, 2012
    Time: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM      Download Announcement (PDF 88 KB) ... Registration form (PDF 62 KB)
    Venue: Texas Instruments India campus, Bagmane Tech Park, C.V. Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560093
    This course is open to pre-final & final year students having basic knowledge about Analog Circuit Design.There is nominal fee of Rs 500/- per student to cover the cost of the event. The fee must be paid in the form of DD or Cheque (made out to "IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter" payable at Bangalore).
    To register please fill out the registration form and send a mail with the subject line "Registration for ASLK Program" to Deepanker Parikh (deepanker.parikh@ti.com) before April 19,1700 hrs. Participation will be confirmed by April 20.Confirmed participants must send the scanned copy of the DD/Cheque to Deepanker Parikh before April 25; you must bring the DD/Cheque in person on April 28.
    Please carry photo identification, and approach the reception by 9.00 AM. Limited parking available for visitors.

    Abstract: Analog System Design has become important in the design of embedded systems. In this workshop, the intention is to expose the participants to the concepts of Analog System Design. The workshop will include hands-on experiments on TINA simulation software and the Analog System Lab Kit. There will be minimal lecture content and the focus will be on self-learning. The workshop will be suitable for students of Electronics/ Telecommunication/ Electrical/ Instrumentation/ Biomedical engineering who have taken a course on Linear Integrated Circuits. It is expected that the students will be exposed to the concepts of Operational Amplifiers and Linear ICs. The students must have used at least one device-level simulation tool.

    Agenda: This is a self learning workshop. There will be minimal/no lectures. The necessary infrastructure and course materials will be made available to the participants. It is expected that the participants will learn on their own. A challenging assignment will be given at the end of the workshop. Participation certificates will be provided. We will be providing the ASLK kits and the other necessary hardware to participants. The workshop will be conducted on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Participants are expected to make their own transport arrangements.

    March
    Six-day Train-the-trainer Program on Analog System Design using ASLKv2010 Starter Kit
    Conducted by Texas Instruments India University Program (UniTI) in collaboration with SMDP Program-II, IEEE Circuits and Systems Bangalore and Cranes Software International Limited
    Date: March 26-31, 2012
    Time: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM      Download announcement (PDF 95 KB)
    Venue: Texas Instruments, Bangalore Campus, Bagmane Tech Park, C.V. Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560093
    Co-ordinators: Dr. K. Radhakrishna Rao and Dr. C.P. Ravikumar
    There is no registration fee for the workshop, but prior registration is mandatory. The invitation to attend the program is open only to colleges that have TI Analog Labs (Colleges that get recommended by SMDP-II coordinator will receive an Analog lab donation from Texas Instruments). Please note that the invitation to workshop is not transferable. There are limited numbers of seats. For registration please contact Mr. Sultan Mohiyuddin of Cranes Software (Sultan@cranessoftware.com Phone: - +91-9880323201) before March 9, 2012 i.e. Friday.
    Please carry photo identification, and approach the reception thirty minutes before the program. Limited parking available for visitors.

    Overview: The workshop centers around the Analog System Lab kit ASLKv2010 Starter Kit developed by Texas Instruments India University Program. The kit uses building blocks such as OP-Amp, Analog Multiplier, DAC, DC-DC converter, and LDO and illustrates how to use them to construct larger systems such as integrators, differentiators, filters, function generators, VCO, PLL, AGC, and many more!
    It is an expectation that the college will conduct a similar workshop at its own premises during 2012. A commitment to this effect must be received as part of the nomination to the Faculty Development Program mentioned above. TI India University program will be able to collaborate with the college in conducting a workshop in several ways – e.g. publicizing the event on its website/through its newsletter, providing registration materials and participation certificates, etc. Upon receiving the completion report of this workshop, we will issue the faculty member who is involved in the training an "Authorized ASLK Trainer" certificate. There may also be opportunities to spend time at TI India as a faculty intern.

    Who should attend?: The workshop is intended for faculty members of those engineering institution who have already set up TI Analog Lab based on ASLKv2010 Starter Kit in their department.


    WEBENCH for Power Supply Design
    In cooperation with IEEE Circuits and Systems Bangalore Chapter, PragaTI (TI India Technical University) announces a seminar
    Date: 21 March, 2012
    Time: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM      Download announcement (PDF 76 KB)
    Venue: Training Room – 1, Texas Instruments India campus, Bagmane Tech Park, C.V. Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560093
    Speaker: Salil Chellappan, Texas Instruments
    This event is open to all IEEE members. There is no fee, but registration is mandatory. Write to Vaibhav Ostwal (ostwalvaibhav@ti.com) with the subject line "WEBENCH – IEEE Registration" before March 10 and provide your IEEE registration details. Your participation will be confirmed by March 13 and further instructions will be sent.

    Abstract: WEBENCH is an online tool to design customized power supplies or DC-DC converters for your circuits. It gives you end-to-end power supply designs and prototyping capability. WEBENCH tools can help solve switching-power-supply design problems before you build your prototype. This alleviates the time and trouble associated with traditional power supply design methods. WEBENCH includes

    • a device selection tool to help find the best switching regulator or MOSFET controller for your power supply circuit
    • a WEBENCH Visualizer, which helps find multiple, complete system alternatives
    • a WEBENCH Optimizer which helps differentiate and compare designs on the bases of footprint, efficiency, or system cost and helps apply selection algorithms that produce excellent results
    In this workshop, the participants will get an in-depth exposure to the capabilities of WEBENCH and have an opportunity to carry out a hands-on design and optimization of a power supply using WEBENCH tool suite.


    Take Off with MSP430 LaunchPad – A Self-Learning Hands-on Lab
    In cooperation with IEEE Circuits and Systems Bangalore Chapter, TI India University Program (UniTI) announces announces a Workshop
    Dates: March 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2012
    Time: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM      Download announcement with Registration form (PDF 80 KB)
    Venue: Texas Instruments India campus, Bagmane Tech Park, C.V. Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560093

    Registration: There is a nominal registration fee of Rs 500/- per student to cover the cost of the event. The fee must be paid in the form of DD or Cheque (made out to IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter payable in Bangalore). To register please fill out the registration form in the PDF event announcement and send a mail to Vaibhav Ostwal (ostwalvaibhav@ti.com) before March 2, 5.00 pm. Participation will be confirmed by March 5. Confirmed participants must send a scanned image of the DD/Cheque to Vaibhav Ostwal before March 8; you can bring the DD/Cheque in person on March 10. Only a limited number of participants will be permitted.
    Please carry photo identification, and approach the reception by 9:00 AM. Limited parking available for visitors.

    Abstract: MSP430 LaunchPad is an easy-to-use microcontroller development tool for a beginner. MSP430 is an ultra low-power 16-bit microcontroller family from Texas Instruments. MSP430 microcontrollers find widespread use in applications such as energy meters, medical applications, and wireless sensor networks. This program will provide a self-paced and independent learning opportunity to the participants to absorb the concepts and programming MSP430. A design challenge will be presented to the participants at the end of the program.

    Agenda: In this self-learning program, there will be no lectures or hand-holding. The participants will be given course materials and the necessary infrastructure, and will be expected to work on their own. A design challenge will be posed at the end of the program to test the learning of the participant. A certificate of participation will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the program.
    The workshop will be conducted on 4 Saturdays from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.


    February
    Analog to Digital in a Few Simple Steps - A Guide to Designing with SAR ADCs
    In cooperation with IEEE Circuits and Systems Bangalore Chapter, PragaTI (TI India Technical University) announces a seminar
    Date: 16 February, 2012
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM      Download announcement (PDF 65 KB)
    Venue: TR-1, Texas Instruments India campus, Bagmane Tech Park, C.V. Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560093
    Speaker: Tom Hendrick (Systems Engineer, TI Dallas)
    There is no registration fee to attend the seminar, and is open to IEEE members, teaching faculty, and professionals. Those who are not employees of Texas Instruments must write to Vaibhav Ostwal (ostwalvaibhav@ti.com) and confirm their participation before Feb 15, 5.00pm – your participation will be confirmed and further instructions will be sent to you.
    Please carry photo identification, and approach the reception by 9.30 AM. Limited parking available for visitors.

    Abstract: Successive Approximation Register based Analog to Digital Converters (SAR converters) are popularly used in electronic systems. In this seminar, we will discuss system design issues when using SAR converters. The following topics will be covered.

    1. Block diagram and equivalent circuit of SAR Converters
    2. Sampling and Conversion process
    3. Voltage Ripple at ADC input
    4. Settling time of the ADC
    5. Considerations of filter and filter driver at ADC input
    6. System design considerations and design example
    7. Noise considerations

    About the speaker: Tom Hendrick is a system engineer in the Data Acquisition Products Group at Texas Instruments, Dallas. He specializes in motor control related data converter products that require simultaneous sampling. He has authored a number of application notes and has designed a wide variety of evaluation modules for use in motor control applications.


    Photodiode Noise Calculation, Measurement, and Simulation
    In cooperation with IEEE Circuits and Systems Bangalore Chapter, PragaTI (TI India Technical University) announces a seminar
    Date: 9 February, 2012
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM      Download announcement (PDF 29 KB)
    Venue: TI Auditorium, Texas Instruments India campus, Bagmane Tech Park, C.V. Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560093
    Speaker: Arthur Kay (Applications Engineering Manager, TI India)
    There is no registration fee to attend the seminar, and is open to a limited number of IEEE members. Registration is mandatory. Interested participants to send a mail to Vaibhav Ostwal (ostwalvaibhav@ti.com) before 5.00PM February 8, 2012 to register, and receive confirmation. Please carry photo identification, and approach the reception by 2.30 PM. Limited parking available for visitors.

    Abstract: Noise is a key concern in photodiode trans-impedance amplifiers since they often need to resolve low-level signals over wide bandwidths. Analysis of photodiode noise is affected by op-amp input capacitance, photodiode capacitance, and external circuit components. This paper covers analysis, measurement, and simulation of photodiode noise. Measurement of photodiode amplifiers can be challenging because noise levels approach equipment capability. In this seminar, the speaker will talk about the methods for boosting the performance of standard test equipment to allow measurement of low noise devices.

    About the speaker: Arthur Kay is the linear applications manager at Texas Instruments. He specializes in the support of sensor signal conditioning devices, and industrial applications (e.g, bridge sensor, RTD, thermocouple). Art has also focused on the topic of noise and has published a series of articles on noise. Before working in applications engineering, he was a semiconductor test engineer for Burr-Brown and Northrop Grumman Corp. Art graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a MSEE and from Cleveland State University with a BSEE.

    How TI IC Technology Impacts Cloud Computing
    In cooperation with IEEE Circuits and Systems Bangalore Chapter, PragaTI (TI India Technical University) announces a seminar
    Date: 1 February, 2012
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM      Download announcement (PDF 80 KB)
    Venue: TI Auditorium, Texas Instruments India campus, Bagmane Tech Park, C.V. Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560093
    Speaker: Gene Frantz (Principal Fellow, Texas Instruments)
    There is no registration fee to attend the seminar, and is open to a limited number of IEEE members. Registration is mandatory. Interested participants to send a mail to Smriti Koolwal (smriti@ti.com) before 5.00PM January 25, 2012 to register, and receive confirmation. Please carry photo identification, and approach the reception by 2.30 PM. Limited parking available for visitors.

    Abstract: We have much to be excited about when we look at the future technology is preparing for us. At the same time we are organizing the concept of cloud computing, we are making things smaller, lower power, higher performance and less expensive. I have the privilege of watching how these two different vectors of IC technology are affecting multiple markets. Among these markets are existing ones and ones that do not yet exist. A few of the existing markets include entertainment, transportation, communications, security, and, yes, of course, medicine. I'll not mention the ones that do not yet exist. In this talk I will discuss some of the affects technology has had and will have on these markets.

    Gene Frantz, TIAbout the speaker: Gene Frantz, Principal Fellow at Texas Instruments, is responsible for finding new opportunities and creating businesses that utilize the company’s digital signal processing technology. He has been with Texas Instruments for more than 30 years, most of it in digital signal processing. A recognized leader in DSP technology, Frantz is a Fellow of the Institution of Electric and Electronics Engineers. He holds 40 patents in memories, speech, consumer products and digital signal processing. Frantz has written more than 50 papers and articles. He is the author of a book on the history of TI's DSP.


    January
    Android on TI Platforms
    In collaboration with TI India University Program (UniTI), IEEE Bangalore and IEEE Circuits and Systems Bangalore Chapter, CDAC Bangalore announces a workshop
    Date: Jan 31 – Feb 3, 2012
    Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM      Download announcement (PDF 86 KB)
    Venue: CDAC (Bangalore), No:1, Old Madras Road, Bangalore
    Speakers: Experts from Texas Instruments (India), CDAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing), and DigiKraft Technologies Pvt. Ltd. will conduct the lectures and hands-on sessions.
    This event is open to professionals, teachers, and students. We expect the participants to have a strong interest in Open Source development and Embedded Systems. A prior knowledge of Linux and C/C++ programming will be assumed. Please refer the announcement for Registration Fee Structure. Note that the total number of participants will be limited to 40 and first-come first-served policy will be applied. All registrations will be confirmed.

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