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 - 2015
All links open in a New Window
December
2. A Two-day Wikipedia Editathon (Topic - Science and Technology)
On the occasion of 13th Kannada Wikipedia anniversary.
Organized by Wikipedia Association
In cooperation with Texas Instruments India, IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter and IEEE Bangalore section.
Date: December 19-20, 2015
Time: 9.30 AM - 5.00 PM
Venue: Texas Instruments India, Bagmane Tech Park, CV Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560093

Registration: This seminar is open to IEEE members and non-members. There is no registration fee to attend, and includes lunch and refreshments.
Please fill out the online registration form at http://bitly.com/kndsciwp before December 1, 2015. Your participation 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: The purpose of this workshop is to enable interested participants write technical articles in Kannada on selected subjects under science and information technology, and add it to Wikipedia. New comers will have an opportunity to get trained on writing by an experienced panel in the respective fields.
For a list of topics to be covered refer http://bitly.com/knwpsci


1. A Seminar on Heterogeneous NEMS-CMOS based Power Management Circuits for Improved Area and Enhanced Power Efficiency
Conducted by PragaTI (TI India Technical University), in association with IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter and IEEE Bangalore Section
Speaker: Dr. Sujan Manohar, Texas Instruments, Dallas
Date: December 10, 2015
Time: 2.45PM - 3.00PM : Coffee; Seminar: 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM
Venue: Texas Instruments India, Bagmane Tech Park, CV Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560093

Registration: This seminar is open to IEEE members and non-members. There is no registration fee to attend this seminar. Please fill out the online registration form at http://goo.gl/forms/dF3gzkaxPg. Your participation will be confirmed by December 2nd with further instructions. Please take your seat a few minutes before the seminar begins, and sign the attendance sheet & fill out a feedback form.

Abstract: The zero leakage operation of Nanoelectromechanical (NEM) relays make the device a promising candidate among emerging devices. Numerous end applications of NEM relay logic circuits have been proposed recently. In CMOS switches, the input signal modulates the on-channel resistance for a constant gate voltage. This necessitates over design of CMOS switches. Also, further CMOS scaling in the nanometer regime has failed to improve energy efficiency due to increasing leakage energy. Looking beyond CMOS, nanoelectromechanical (NEM) relays are a promising class of emerging devices that exhibit energy-efficient switching and zero leakage operation. Ron of the NEM relay switch is constant and is insensitive to the gate slew rate. This creates a paradigm shift in design of power switches. This coupled with infinite Roff offers significant area and power advantages over CMOS. Numerous end applications of NEM relay logic circuits have been proposed recently, including digital logic and memory. NEMS-based miniature switches form an interesting alternative in power management integrated circuits, the area of which is primarily dominated by CMOS power transistors.
This work explores the usage of NEM relays in on-chip power management circuits: design of efficient charge pump and NEMS-CMOS hybrid dc–dc converter for low power applications.

About the speaker: Sujan Manohar received the B.E. degree in electronics and communication engineering from RVCE, Bangalore, India, in 2003, M.S. and PhD degree from the University of Texas at Dallas, in 2013. He was a Design Intern at MIS/IPG during the summer semesters of 2010–2012 and joined TI Dallas full time in Dec 2013. At TI, he is involved in the design of DC-DC converters, DC-DC Controllers for Intel platforms and USB/PD power interface for CF.
After his bachelor's degree, he joined Texas Instruments, India where he worked during 2004–2008, focusing on high-speed custom core digital circuits and analog I/O circuits. His doctoral research focused on high power efficiency dc–dc power converter operating in DCM, DPWM controlled SIMO boost converter, dead-time optimization, single supply level shifters, nanoelectro-mechanical switches (NEMS), and hybrid NEMS–CMOS-based power management circuits.
His research interests include dc–dc power converters, analog/digital circuits, NEMS and Hybrid NEMS-CMOS based analog and mixed mode circuits. He was the recipient of Texas Analog Centre of Excellence (TxACE) doctoral fellowship sponsored by Texas Instruments/Semiconductor Research Cooperation in 2010. He has published a number of research papers in reputed conferences and journals and holds several US patents.


October
A One-day Workshop on Aspects of Analog and RF Test
Organized by IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, Bangalore Chapter, In cooperation with IEEE Bangalore Section and Texas Instruments, India
Speakers: Sharat Chandra, Sankar Sadasivam, Harikrishna Parthasarathy, Rittu Sachedev and Anil Kumar from TI India
Date: October 31, 2015
Time: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM
Venue: Texas Instruments India, Bagmane Tech Park, CV Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560093

Registration: The workshop is open to IEEE members who may not be engineering teachers/faculty. Since the number of participants is restricted, register before October 20. Your registration will be confirmed by Oct 27. A nominal fee of Rs. 500/- is payable to IEEE Circuits and Systems Bangalore Chapter by Cheque/DD to be sent to:
C.P. Ravikumar, Secretary, IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter, Texas Instruments (India), Bagmane Tech Park, CV Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560093.
You must also complete online registration here: http://goo.gl/forms/HbkgRZYunS
The workshop fee will cover lunch, refreshments, and a participation certificate which will be provided at the end of the workshop.

Abstract: Analog, RF and mixed-signal blocks are increasingly getting integrated into modern-day SoC. While it is undisputed that designing high-speed, low-power and high-precision analog/RF/mixed-signal circuits is a challenge, post-manufacturing test and qualification of these blocks presents an equally big challenge. In this workshop, experts will provide an industrial perspective of these aspects. Faculty members who teach analog electronics and VLSI design will benefit by gaining an insight into the challenges industries face in this space, including the much-talked-about gap that exists between graduating engineers and recruiting companies. Engineering students who have already taken a course on Analog ICs are also eligible to attend the workshop.

ORGANIZER
C.P. Ravikumar, Secretary, IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter
RESOURCE PERSONS
Sharat Chandra, Texas Instruments
Sankar Sadasivam, Texas Instruments
Harikrishna Parthasarathy, Texas Instruments
Anil Kumar, Texas Instruments

About the speakers:
Sankar Sadasivam is part of the Industrial Systems Engineering group at Texas Instruments where he is responsible for architecting and developing reference design solutions for the industrial market segment. Sankar brings to this role his extensive experience in analog, RF, wireless, signal processing, high-speed digital and power electronics. Sankar earned his master of science (MS) in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.


August
A seminar on Wireless Communication System Design under Transmit and Processing Power Constraint
Conducted in cooperation with PragaTI (TI India Technical University) and IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Dinesh Rajan
Date: August 4, 2015
Time: 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM
Venue: 1F-1, Texas Instruments India, Bagmane Tech Park, CV Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560093

Registration: This seminar is open to IEEE members and non-members. There is no registration fee to attend this seminar. Please send an e-mail to khaja.smd@ti.com before 3 August 2015 evening with your name, organization and contact address. Your participation 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: Traditional wireless communication system design is based on the assumption that the transmit power is the dominant source of power consumption. However, measurements indicate that in certain regimes the computational power is an equally important source of power consumption. Traditional adaptive algorithms do not achieve optimal performance in such regimes. This talk is focused on communications system design with transmit and computational power requirements. First, we consider single antenna (SISO) systems in a wireless fading environment. In such SISO systems we study optimal adaptive transmission strategies in 3 different scenarions: i) with full channel state information at the transmitter (CSIT), ii) with partial CSIT, and iii) with no CSIT. We also derive the related channel quantization strategy at the receiver. Second, we consider multi-antenna systems (MIMO) and study adaptive transmission strategies that are a combination of beamforming and bursty transmission. Results indicate that the proposed strategies provide significant increase in the achievable rate over legacy transmission schemes.

About the speaker: Prof. Dinesh Rajan received his B.Tech degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras in Electrical Engineering. He was also awarded the M.S and Ph.D degrees from Rice University, Houston, Texas both in the areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is currently Department Chair and Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Engineering in the Electrical Engineering Department at Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, Texas. Dr. Rajan’s broad interests are in the sensing/extraction, transmission, and dissemination of information. His current research is interdisciplinary and spans the traditional areas of communications theory, wireless networks, information theory, system optimization, and computational imaging.


July
A course on Sensing the World around us with Optical Nerves of Glass
Conducted in cooperation with PragaTI (TI India Technical University) and IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Balaji Srinivasan (IIT Madras)
Date: July 17, 2015
Time: 2.00 PM to 3.00 PM
Venue: Texas Instruments India, Bagmane Tech Park, CV Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560093

Registration: This seminar is open to IEEE members and non-members. There is no registration fee to attend this seminar. Please send an e-mail to khaja.smd@ti.com before July 15. Your participation will be confirmed and further instructions will be sent by July 16. Please take your seat a few minutes before the seminar begins, and sign the attendance sheet & fill out a feedback form.

About the course: Distributed sensing of strain is a key requirement in several applications including structural health monitoring of aerospace vehicles, bridges, oil pipelines, and dams, as well as real-time power monitoring. Optical sensors, which are based on the sensitivity of the optical density materials to changes in strain and temperature are preferred for such applications since they are non-invasive, immune to electromagnetic interference (EMI), and non-destructive. In particular, sensors based on optical fibers have added advantages of providing for localized probing and efficient modulated light collection, as well as being able to bend around corners, and amenable to array sensing. More specifically, fiber sensors based on grating structures are quite attractive since the strain information is encoded in wavelength domain which is impervious to noise.
In this talk, we will discuss the fundamentals of Bragg grating based sensors and the challenges involved in interrogating them. This will be followed by discussion on two sensing approaches:
(1) using quasi-distributed static fiber Bragg gratings for elastic wave sensing, and (2) distributed strain sensors based on dynamic gratings (Brillouin Optical Time Domain Analysis). We will present the status of research work being carried out at the Distributed Sensors group at IIT Madras in the above areas.

About the speaker: Dr Balaji Srinivasan obtained his Ph.D. in 2000 from the University of New Mexico, USA. He subsequently worked as a Senior Development Scientist at Corning Incorporated, USA, where he led technology development efforts related to 3D Optical Cross-connects and Channel Selectable Tunable Filters.

Balaji served as a consultant for Midas Communications, Chennai for six months in 2003, during which he was involved in the development of an Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR). Since then, he has been with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras as a faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering presently as Associate Professor. Balaji's research interests span the development of active and passive optical components / subsystems for distributed fiber optic sensors and fiber lasers.

Balaji has co-authored more than 80 journal and international conference publications. He also has six patents to his credit. He is the winner of the prestigious Collegiate Inventor Award in 2000, New Focus Student Award in 1999, and is a frequent reviewer for journals published by the Optical Society of America and IEEE. He is also one of the coordinators for the National Photonics Fellowship, and was a Chair for the 2012 International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics. He presently serves in the Editorial Board of the Springer Photonic Network Communications Journal, the Photonics Working Group of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITy), Government of India, and is one of the Directors of Unilumen Photonics Pvt Ltd, a fiber laser company incubated at the IIT Madras Research Park.


June
Two-day workshop on Analog System Design
Jointly conducted by IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter and Texas Instruments, India
Date: June 19-20, 2015
Time: 9.00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Texas Instruments India, Bagmane Tech Park, CV Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560093

Registration: The workshop carries a subsidized registration fee of Rs 1000/- per participant, which includes working lunch and participation certificate. IEEE members will receive a 10% discount.
Please fill out the online registration form at http://goo.gl/forms/Gd7FMRgIzv no later than June 7 to indicate your interest in attending the workshop. Further information will be sent to your email. Limited number of seats! Participation will be confirmed through e-mail.

Abstract: The workshop will provide hands-on training on analog systems. We will provide first priority to teachers and IEEE members. Students of ECE/EE will also benefit from this event.

Speakers: Resource persons will include Dr.K.R.K. Rao (Texas Instruments India) and others drawn from TI and leading academic institutions.


May
A One-day workshop/conference on: Kannada Science/Technology writers - 2015
Organized by Texas Instruments India, co-sponsored by IEEE Bangalore Section
Date: Saturday, 16 May 2015
Time: 8.00 AM to 6:00 PM      Download announcement (PDF 292 KB)
Venue: Texas Instruments India, Bagmane Tech Park, CV Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560093

Abstract: Science, technology and medical sciences are developing exponentially. However, related writings on these subjects hasn't seen much growh in Kannada. Today there is a wide spectrum of mediums available to cover these: Encyclopedias, Wikipedia, textbooks, e-books, science magazines, science-based articles in popular dailies and magazines, blogs, scienctific novels etc. to mention a few. With the intention that scientific writings in Kannada can grow if these mediums are exploited by writers, this first one-day event is being organized. Those already having contributed to the field will be prioritized.

Registration: There is no registration fee to attend the event and includes breakfast, lunch and coffe. Interested participants must compulsorily register at http://bitly.com/knsciworkshop before May 1, 2015. Further instructionss will be mailed individually by May 7.
Texas Intruments India Campus is located adjacent to LRDE office and closer to the old airport. Participants must make their own transport arrangements to attend the event.

Note:

  • Registerd participants can exhibit their writings/books/blogs etc. during the event. It would be helpful if a list of these that you would bring along is notified in advance.
  • For the afternoon workshop on writing, participants must come prepared with the topic and related details.
  • It would be helpful if the partipants are prepared with the points to be discussed during panel discussion, and can also intimate the organizers in advance.
  • Organizers: Dr.C.P.Ravikumar, Dr.U.B.Pavanaja, Sri.T.G.Srinidhi, Sri.Sudheendra Haldodderi, Sri.Ravikiran A.
    Contact: knsciworkshop@gmail.com


    April
    A seminar to mark Earth Day 2015: Trace Element Contamination of Environment
    Conducted in cooperation with PragaTI (TI India Technical University) and IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter
    Speaker: Prof. J.R. Mudakavi (Dept of Chemical Engg, Indian Institute of Science)
    Date: April 22, 2015
    Time: 11.00 AM - 12.00 Noon
    Venue: Texas Instruments India, Bagmane Tech Park, CV Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560093

    Registration: This seminar is open to IEEE members and non-members. There is no registration fee to attend this seminar. Please send an e-mail to khaja.smd@ti.com before April 20. Your participation 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: Ever increasing population growth coupled with shortage of food, energy and land have forced man to adopt an exploitative approach towards natural resources. A frightening reality is the exhaustion of fossil fuels and important mineral resources in the near future. From the chemical point of view most of the pollution problems originate from the discharge of petroleum wastes, industrial and municipal wastes, association with toxic substances and dispersal of metals in the environment. The last category is the most ubiquitous and given least importance but requires serious consideration. Except iron and chromium most of the mineral resource can not last beyond 150 years.

    Artifacts manufactured from metals after their useful service life are discarded on land and waterways. Dispersion in rivers and oceans have little consequence owing to the large volume of water body whereas disposal on land causes metal corrosion, leaching and irregular adsorption on the soil particles leading to persistent ecological and physiological problems. With increasing industrialization toxic metals such as lead, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, chromium, thallium, molybdenum, nickel, cobalt, vanadium etc., are contaminating the top soil which will eventually end up in our food chain and in our bodies. To some extent this process is already underway and researches have shown that city dwellers have abnormal levels of lead, selenium, and cadmium in blood, hair, and urine. Other metals are becoming serious contenders too and in the long run this kind of environmental pollution by inorganic metal ions may turn out to be more serious than any other kind of pollution. The seriousness of the situation can be gauged by the fact that lead and arsenic have already become part of human physiology even though they do not have any physiological role in the biochemistry of man.

    This presentation examines the mechanism by which mercury, fluorine, selenium, lead, zinc, copper etc., enter the environment. For example lead smelting units show up to 400 ppm of lead up to 100 meters in the surrounding soils. Repeated application of municipal composts, fly ash and organometalic pesticides etc., will enhance the contamination levels up to 100 times of boron & copper, 300 times lead & zinc, up to 50 times mercury compared to uncontaminated soil, Cabbages, lettuce, potatoes, peas etc., contain enhanced levels of copper, boron and zinc enough to cause phytotoxicity. Similarly the effect of enhanced metal levels on plants, forests, aquatic biota, fish, earthworms, insects and mammals will be discussed. Activated carbon has been found to be very effective in tackling the trace metal contamination especially at the process level or as a final polishing operation. However no single process of activation can have universal applicability. Some success stories of special treatment of activated carbon in the form of granules, as fabric or as nanomaterial to achieve 99.99% removal will be illustrated.

    About the speaker: Dr. J R MUDAKAVI is Chief Research Scientist at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science. His major interests lie in environmental pollution control and determination of trace and ultra-trace metal ions and organics in environmental samples. His team is developing activated carbon fabric (ACF) and modified granular activated carbon materials (MOGAC) for the respiratory masks that are widely applicable for many gases. The technology has been transferred to HEG Limited, Bhopal and is now in commercial production. MOGAC are also useful in removing toxic heavy metals like chromium, arsenic, lead and anions such as fluoride and nitrates. Using MOGAC a continuous adsorption process has been developed for the removal of chromium. We are also exploring the use of activated alumina for the removal of fluoride from the RO rejects. He has received the best engineering material award for the development of activated carbon fabric and the Rashtriya Gourava Prashasti for achievements in Research and Education. He is the author of two books and a number of research papers published in leading journals and conferences.


    March
    Seminar on Control and Design of Power Converters for Renewable Energy System
    Conducted in cooperation with PragaTI (TI India Technical University) and IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter
    Speaker: Abhijit Kulkarni (IISc Bangalore)
    Date: March 25, 2015
    Time: 11.00 AM - 12.00 Noon
    Venue: Texas Instruments India, Bagmane Tech Park, CV Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560093

    Registration: This seminar is open to IEEE members and non-members. There is no registration fee to attend this seminar. Please fill out the online registration form at http://goo.gl/forms/Mgy7NxHyoo before March 23. Your participation 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: Power converters form the interface between the electric source and the grid or load. Power converters must be designed and controlled to ensure very good power quality, efficiency and reliability. In this talk, two power converter topologies are described for renewable energy systems such as photovoltaic (PV) system. For low power rating of less than 1kW, line-frequency transformer interfaced inverter topology is considered. This topology injects low-order harmonics to the grid, which is undesirable. A novel control method using adaptive harmonic compensation technique and a proportional-resonant-integral (PRI) controller is proposed and validated. For a power rating of few kilowatts upto 10kW, a compact high-frequency transformer interfaced inverter topology is described. A lossless snubber and a modulation scheme is proposed and validated on a laboratory prototype which eliminates overvoltage spikes due to transformer leakage inductance and results in efficiency improvement. This talk also focuses on the phase-locked loops (PLLs) that are used for grid synchronization of the power converters. PLLs can impact on the power quality of the power converters when the grid voltage contains harmonics, unbalance and dc offsets. Detailed analysis and design of low-complexity PLLs such as synchronous reference frame PLL (SRF- PLL) and second-order generalized integrator (SOGI) based single-phase PLL is discussed. The proposed design ensures that the control references generated using the PLLs will have minimal distortion and dc offsets to satisfy grid interconnection standards such as IEEE 1547-2003.

    About the speaker: Abhijit Kulkarni received his B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC) in 2009, M.E., in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore in 2011. Currently he is a Ph.D research scholar in the Department of Electrical Engineering, IISc Bangalore and is expected to graduate in this year. He has been the gold medalist in both B.Tech and M.E. He has been the recipient of POSOCO Power System Award (PPSA-2015) for excellence in doctoral research. His current research interests include power electronics for renewable energy systems, grid-connected power converters, and power quality issues.


    January
    3. A Three-day Workshop on Embedded Linux and Android on Beaglebone Black
    (based on AM335x 1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8 processor from Texas Instruments)

    Date: 10-12 January, 2015
    Time: 9.00AM – 5.30PM      Download announcement (PDF 135 KB)
    Venue: Texas Instruments India, Bangalore Campus
    Organized by Texas Instruments India University Program, In collaboration with IEEE-CAS Bangalore Chapter, IEEE Bangalore Section, Starcom Information Technology Ltd and Pushkala Technologies Pvt. Ltd

    Abstract: This three-day training program is intended for professionals/teachers/students who wish to use the Beaglebone Black in research/development projects. A detailed agenda of the training is included in the brochure. There will be ample opportunity to do hands-on programming using the Beaglebone Black. The participants are expected to have some knowledge of Unix and Shell. Prior exposure to using embedded processor evaluation boards will be a bonus.
    BeagleBone Black is a low-cost, open-source, community-supported development platform for ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor developers and hobbyists. The user can 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 comes with the Ãngström Linux distribution in an onboard Flash memory to start the evaluation and development. Many other Linux distributions and operating systems are also supported on BeagleBone Black, including Ubuntu, Android™, and 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. You will find more details of BBB at http://beagleboard.org/Products/BeagleBone%20Black
    The workshop will feature a keynote talk by Prof. Gene Frantz of Rice University, invited talks by industry representatives, training lectures by practicing engineers and rigorous hands-on sessions.

    Registration: The workshop is open to professionals, teachers and research scholars from Indian Engineering Institutions. Please fill out the online registration form at http://goo.gl/forms/RmEJO1JHxI no later than Nov 30, 2014. Shortlisted candidates will receive a confirmation e-mail by Dec 15, 2014 and can then provide payment details as per individual registration type opted as mentioned under fee structure before December 30, 2014. Please download the full announcement for details.

    Participants must make their own travel and stay arrangements. Lunch and refreshments will be provided on all days to the participants. A certificate of participation will be provided at the end of the training for participants who have completed the training by taking part on all three days of the program.
    Registered participants have the option of purchasing the Beaglebone Black. During the training, participants will have access to a Linux workstation and a Beaglebone Black.

    2. International Conference on VLSI Systems, Architecture, Technology and Applications (VLSI-SATA 2015)

    Date: 8-10 January, 2015
    Time: 9.00 AM to 5.30 PM
    Venue: Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham (University), School of Engineering, Bengaluru Campus
    Organized by Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham (University), Bengaluru Campus
    Technical co-sponsors: IEEE Bangalore Section, IEEE Computer Society and IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter
    Visit for full details on VLSI-SATA 2015

    1. Panel Discussion on Circuits and Systems - their role in modern electronics industry and teaching curriculum

    Conducted by IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, Bangalore Chapter
    Date: Jan 7, 2015
    Time: 2.30pm - 3.00pm (Coffee); 3.00pm - 5.-00pm (Panel Discussion)
    Venue: Seminar Hall, Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 560012
    Panelists:
    Dr. C.P. Ravikumar, Texas Instruments
    Dr. N. J. Rao, Professor, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore
    Dr. K. Radhakrishna Rao, Texas Instruments

    Registration: This seminar is open to both IEEE members and non-members. There is no registration fee to attend this seminar. Please arrive well in time.

    Abstract: The complexity of electronic systems has grown considerably over the past four decades, thanks to VLSI technology. There have been many paradigm shifts in the design of electronic systems - the use of hardware description languages and automated synthesis, codesign, mixed-signal design and power-aware design to name a few. The electronic industry is beginning to face yet another paradigm shift, which is that of system-level design, as opposed to the design at lower levels of abstraction. At the same time, we find that circuit-level design techniques dominate the teaching curriculum. What are some system-level aspects in digital, analog and mixed-signal design that need to be emphasized in the curriculum? What changes are needed in the curriculum to better reflect modern industrial practices? The panelists will provide their perspectives and answer questions from the audience.
    Each panelist will make a 10-minute presentation. This will be followed by Q&A. Questions must be sent to the moderator either ahead of time or during the event on a slip of paper, along with the name and designation of the person who has raised the question.

    Note: The earlier program announcement about the seminar by Prof. Gene Frantz on the same date/time is now cancelled due to unavoidable reasons. This event will replace the seminar. Any inconveniences caused is regretted. We will announce Prof. Frantz's seminar at a later date.

    T O P