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 - 2013
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November
Seminar on An Energy Efficient Scalable Medium Data Rate Wideband System Design
Conducted in association with IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter by PragaTI (TI India Technical University)
Date: November 6, 2013
Time: 11.00 AM — 12.00 PM
Venue: TR-1, Texas Instruments India, Bangalore
Speaker: Dr. Debarati Sen (Asst. Prof., G. S. Sanyal School of Telecommunications, IIT Kharagpur)

Registration: This seminar is open to everyone and doesn't carry any fee, but prior registration is mandatory. Register by sending a mail to Udit Khanna (khanna.udit@ti.com) before 5.00pm on November 4, 2013. Your registration will be confirmed and further instructions will be sent. Please take your seat a few minutes before the seminar begins, and sign the attendance sheet & fill out a feedback form.

Abstract: Achieving higher data rates with energy efficiency constraints is becoming increasingly important. The visible trend towards this is the growing importance of wideband communications e.g. ultra wideband (UWB), and mm-wave communications and the significant focus towards research on energy efficient radio communications by the industry and regulatory bodies. This is evident from the emergence of the Green-touch consortium and the recommendation from ITU-T that all standardization has to be judged for energy efficiency. In short range wideband communication there is an increasing requirement of reduced power consumption and medium data rates of the order of 100 Mbps. Such requirements come from new applications wherein scalability of the power consumption with data rates is appealing as in next generation healthcare and personal space communications. Such systems need to be scalable to support a wide range of services with different data rates for variable number of users with variable quality of reliable communication/ service requirements (QoS). Hence, energy efficiency and scalability of data rate, QoS and users are attributes that are highly attractive in the context of flexible short range green communications.
This talk will present an enabling technology for energy efficient, scalable, medium data rate (~100 Mbps) wideband system design for short range. It will discuss the key concept for energy efficiency, scalability of power consumption with data rates, and related transceiver architecture. It will show the challenges and critical issues in system design related to interference and the possible technique that overcome these challenges. It presents performance results in single and multiuser scenario across different channel environment at link level, quantifies the amount of energy saving compared to existing wideband systems, and illustrates the efficacy of the proposed solution by comparing the performance with Multiband OFDM (MBOFDM) system. Finally, it will discuss open research problems associated to power efficient short range system design.

Dr.Debarati SenAbout the speaker: Dr. Debarati Sen received her M.Tech from Bengal Engineering and Science University (BESU), West Bengal in 2004. As a National Doctoral Fellow, she obtained her Ph.D. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur, in 2010. She was associated with the Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from 2011-2012. She was a Chief Engineer during 2009-2011 and Senior Chief Engineer during 2012-2013 at Samsung Electronics, Bangalore. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in G. S. Sanyal School of Telecommunications, IIT-Kharagpur.

Her research focuses on PHY and MAC Layer of Wireless and Optical Communication Systems, mostly, Coherent Optical Communication, 4G and Beyond, Short-range Communications, Ultra-wideband, MB-OFDM, Synchronization, Equalization, Green communication, 60GHz communication etc. She has 9 patent applications, 10 international journal papers and 20 IEEE conference papers to her credit. She is a recipient of Best Paper Award at Samsung Tech. Conference 2010, IEI Young Engineers Award 2010, Award of Excellence at Samsung Tech. Fair 2010, and IETE N. V. Gadadhar Memorial Award 2013.


October
How much training is needed in reciprocal multiple antenna wireless links?
In association with IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter PragaTI (TI India Technical University) announces a seminar
Date: October 25, 2013
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue: Texas Instruments India, TR-1, BTP Campus, Bangalore
Speaker: Dr. Chandra R. Murthy

Registration: There is no fee to attend this seminar, but prior registration is mandatory. Register by sending a mail to Anirudh Sharma (anirudh.sharma@ti.com) before 5.00pm on Thursday, 24th October, 2013. Your registration will be confirmed and further instructions will be sent. We hope you can make use of this opportunity!

Abstract: In this talk, we discuss the problem of data transmission in a single input, multiple output wireless communication system with channel estimation at both transmitter and receiver, from a Diversity-Multiplexing gain Trade-off (DMT) perspective. We consider a two-way communication system with time-division duplexing, which makes it possible to acquire Channel State Information (CSI) at the transmitter through reverse channel training, i.e., by sending a training signal from the receiver to the transmitter.
We propose several schemes for reverse channel training where the training signal is dependent on the receiver's knowledge of CSI (which could be acquired, for example, through an initial forward-link training phase). We explicitly account for the time-overhead in the training schemes, and show that our proposed reverse training and power control schemes offer a significant improvement in terms of DMT compared to conventional channel-agnostic training schemes.
Thus, we argue that our proposed reverse channel training schemes are a promising technique to improve the reliability and throughput of current and future wireless communication systems. This is joint work with Bharath Bettagere.

Dr. Chandra R. Murthy, Assistant Professor, ECE department, IIScAbout the speaker: Dr. Chandra R. Murthy is an Assistant Professor at ECE department, IISc. His interests are in digital signal processing, information theory, estimation theory and their applications in the optimization of MIMO, OFDM and CDMA wireless communication systems.


A Three-day Train-the-Trainer Program on Open-Source Embedded Systems Development using Beaglebone Black
(based on AM335x 1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8 processor from Texas Instruments)
In collaboration with IEEE-CAS Bangalore Chapter, Cranes Software International Limited and Pushkala Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Conducted by Texas Instruments India University Program
Date: October 7-9, 2013
Time: 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Venue: Texas Instruments India, Bangalore Campus, Bagmane Tech Park, C.V. Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560093
Download Announcement (PDF 278KB) ... Registration form (PDF 178KB)

Abstract: BeagleBone Black is a low-cost, open source, community-supported development platform for ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor developers and hobbyists. Boot Linux in under 10-seconds and get started on Sitara™ AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processor development in less than 5 minutes with just a single USB cable. BeagleBone Black ships with the Ångström Linux distribution in onboard FLASH to start evaluation and development. Many other Linux distributions and operating systems are also supported on BeagleBone Black including: - Ubuntu, Android™, Fedora
BeagleBone Black's capabilities can be extended using plug-in boards called "capes" that can be plugged into BeagleBone Black's two 46-pin dual-row expansion headers. Capes are available for, VGA, LCD, motor control, prototyping, battery power and other functionality For details visit http://beagleboard.org/Products/BeagleBone%20Black

Agenda: The Three-day train the trainer program will cover overview of AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processor, introduction to Beaglebone Black (BBB), BBB using Cloud9 IDE, GateOne SSH Client, GPIO programming Using C and Shell scripting, image processing using open CV, porting linux on BBB, porting android on BBB etc.

Registration: The workshop is open to faculty, M.Tech, P.hd students and research scholars of Indian Engineering Institutions. Please fill out the attached registration form and send it to bbbworkshop-uniti@list.ti.com no later than September 25, 2013. Shortlisted candidates will receive a confirmation e-mail by September 27.
Participants are expected to take care of their transport and accommodation in Bangalore. Lunch and refreshments will be provided to all participants. A certificate of participation will be provided during the Valedictory session for participants who attend all three days of the program.
Faculty participants will get an opportunity to set-up TI sponsored microprocessor lab based on Beaglebone Black in their department!


June

Seminar on Design Verification
In cooperation with IEEE Circuits and Systems Bangalore Chapter, conducted by PragaTI (TI India Technical University)
Date: 20 June, 2013
Time: 9:30 AM—11.00 AM      » Download announcement (PDF 100 KB)
Venue: BTP Campus, Board Room, TI India campus, Bagmane Tech Park, C.V. Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560093
Speaker: Ken Kundert
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 K.P.Shantha Krishnan (krishnan.kp@ti.com) to register, and receive confirmation. Please carry photo identification, and approach the reception by 9.00 AM. Limited parking available for visitors.

Abstract: The Design Verification (DV) seminar focusses on giving confidence, by simulation before tapeout, that a chip will meet all requirements in the datasheet and SCM, will work robustly in the customer's system, and will be optimally manufacturable and testable. Poor DV was highlighted as a critical problem, the current state of the DV in the industry and the methodology that is being implemented.

About the speaker: Dr. Ken Kundert created Spectre while he was working at Cadence Design Systems as a Fellow. As the principal architect of the Spectre circuit simulation family he lead the development of Spectre, SpectreHDL, and SpectreRF and played a key role in the development of Cadence's AMS Designer and made substantial contributions to both the Verilog-AMS and VHDL-AMS languages.
Ken has written three books on circuit simulation: The Designer’s Guide to Verilog-AMS in 2004, The Designer's Guide to SPICE and Spectre in 1995, and Steady-State Methods for Simulating Analog and Microwave Circuits in 1990; and created The Designer's Guide Community web site. He authored fifteen patents and three dozen papers published in refereed conferences and journals.
Ken received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989, his M.S. degree in 1983 and his B.S. in 1979. He was elevated to the status of IEEE Fellow in 2007 for contributions to simulation and modeling of analog, RF, and mixed-signal circuits.


Two One-day Training Programs on TI Microcontrollers
Organized by TI India University Program, in cooperation with IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter
» Download Announcement with Registration form (PDF 300 KB)

1. MSP430 Workshop

Date: June 8, 2013
Time: 9:30 AM—5.30 PM
Venue: Texas Instruments India campus, Bagmane Tech Park, C.V. Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560093
MSP430 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. In this workshop, the intention is to expose the participants to the concepts and programming of the MSP430 for low power applications. It is expected that the participants have a basic working knowledge of the microcontrollers.
2. C2000 Workshop
Date: June 15, 2013
Time: 9:30 AM—5.30 PM
Venue: Texas Instruments India, Bagmane Tech Park, CV Raman Nagar, Bangalore
The workshop will introduce the C2000 microcontroller using the C2000 Launchpad. Hands-on experience on the LaunchPad will expose the students to programming the peripherals available on C2000 LaunchPad. The workshop is intended for UG/PG students and faculty members of Indian Engineering Workshops.

Registration: There is a nominal cost of Rs 500/- for each workshop which will be applicable to participants. The fee must be paid in the form of DD/Cheque made out to "IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter" payable in Bangalore. The fee will cover the lunch and refreshments on both days. Send a completed registration form (see below) along with a scanned copy of a DD towards payment to Shantha Krishnan (krishnan.kp@ti.com) on or before June 6, 1700Hrs. Registration will be confirmed by June 7, 1700Hrs
The participants are eligible to attend either both or any one workshop.


A Hands-on Course on Digital Signal Processing using OMAP-L138 Board
Taught by: Prof. Donald Reay, Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland
Organized by TI India University Program, in cooperation with Cranes Software International Ltd, IEEE Bangalore Section and IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter
Date: June 17-18, 2013
Time: 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM
Venue: Texas Instruments India, Bagmane Tech Park, CV Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560093
Download Announcement with Registration form (PDF 170kb)

Abstract: The two-day workshop will use OMAP-L138 LCDK to reinforce the teaching of DSP theory by means of hands-on laboratory experiments. Participants will be guided through a number of example exercises taken from the book "Digital Signal Processing and Applications using the OMAP-L138 eXperimenter". Some background knowledge of linear systems theory, microprocessor programming (in C), DSP theory, and Fourier transforms would be useful but not absolutely essential. The workshop will aim to cater to participants with a range of backgrounds.
Each lab session will comprise a short introductory presentation and demonstration and then participants will follow instructions from a lab sheet under guidance from the instructor.

Donald Reay, Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, ScotlandAbout the Instructor: Donald Reay is a Lecturer at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has also taught hands-on DSP, on a number of occasions, as a visiting lecturer at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. He coauthored, with Rulph Chassaing, the Second Edition of Digital Signal Processing and Applications with the TMS320C6713 and TMS320C6416 DSK, also published by Wiley.
He is the author of the book "Digital Signal Processing and Applications with the OMAP L-138 eXperimenter" published by Wiley.

Registration: The course is intended mainly for college teachers who are teaching DSP and professionals who are working in the DSP area. A nominal course fee will be charged to the participants. Please download the announcement, fill out the registration form, and mail it to Vaibhav Ostwal (ostwalvaibhav@ti.com) before May 25 along with the scanned copy of the DD/Cheque. Your DD/Cheque must be received in order to confirm your registration. Detailed instructions will be sent to the confirmed participants before June 1. Participation certificates, lunch and refreshments will be provided to all participants.
IEEE members can avail 10% discount on registration fee. Please mention your IEEE membership number in the registration form.


April
Texas Instruments India Educators' Conference
Industry-Academia Confluence for Education & Innovation
Organized by TI India University Program.
Sponsored by Cranes Software Intl Ltd, In collaboration with IEEE Bangalore Section and IEEE CAS Society, Bangalore Chapter.
Date: April 4-5, 2013 — Post Conference Tutorials: April 6-7, 2013
Venue: NIMHANS Convention Center, Hosur Road, Bangalore      Preliminary Details (Opens in a new Tab/ Window)
UPDATE: Visit the TIIEC 2013 Conference Website for full details on Technical Program, Registration and other related information (Opens in a new Tab/ Window)
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About the conference: TI India University program is organizing an Educators' Conference to bring academicians and industry together on one platform. The conference will provide opportunities for learning and knowledge sharing for all participants. In addition to formal paper presentations and invited talks, the conference will showcase student project exhibits and provide opportunities for networking.


February
Seminar on Microcontroller Platforms for Safety-Critical Applications
Presenter: Karl Greb, Texas Instruments
Organized by TI India University Program, in association with IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter
Date: February 18, 2013
Time: 9.00 AM to 10.30 AM
Venue: Jack Kilby Auditorium, Texas Instruments India, Bagmane Tech Park, CV Raman Nagar, Bangalore

Abstract: Safety critical applications have long had many requirements on system design. In recent years the degree of functional integration found on modern semiconductors has resulted in a need to apply functional safety design techniques at the semiconductor level. Texas Instruments has introduced the SafeTITM program to help customers select, develop, and certify safety critical systems using TI digital, analog, software, and tools. In this seminar, the speaker will provide a brief history of design for functional safety and an overview of challenges in designing microcontrollers for safety applications.

About the Presenter: Karl Greb is a Functional Safety Technologist in Transportation and Safety Microcontrollers at Texas Instruments. Karl is a 15 year veteran of TI having worked in product test, applications engineering, architecture, and systems engineering roles for a variety of end equipment including high reliability mass storage and automotive. Karl is a member of the ISO 26262 standard international working group as well as the SAE Automotive Functional Safety Committee. Karl holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Registration: There is no fee to attend this seminar, but prior registration is mandatory. Register by sending a mail to B. Narayanan (narayanan.b@ti.com) before 5.00pm on Friday, 15th February, 2013. Your registration will be confirmed and further instructions will be sent. We hope you can make use of this opportunity!


A Two-day Hands-on Workshop on C2000 MCU and its applications using C2000 Launchpad

Organized by TI India University Program, in association with IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter
Date: February 16-17, 2013
Venue: Texas Instruments India, Bagmane Tech Park, CV Raman Nagar, Bangalore
Download announcement with Registration form (PDF 600KB)

Abstract: The workshop will introduce the C2000 microcontroller using the C2000 Launchpad. Hands-on experience on the LaunchPad will expose the students to programming the peripherals available on C2000 LaunchPad. The workshop is intended for UG/PG students and faculty members of Indian Engineering Workshops.

Registration: There is a nominal cost of Rs 1000/- which will be applicable to participants. The fee must be paid in the form of DD or Cheque made out to IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter payable in Bangalore. The fee will cover the registration materials, lunch and refreshments on both days. IEEE members will receive a 20% discount. Send a completed registration form (see below) along with a scanned copy of a DD towards payment with the subject line "Registration for C2000 workshop" to B. Narayanan (narayanan.b@ti.com) on or before Feb 13, 1700Hrs. Registration will be confirmed by Feb 14, 1700Hrs.


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