Texas Instruments conducts the TI MCU design contest 2014-2015 Showcasing the best engineering innovation

Bangalore: Texas Instruments (TI) India today, concluded the second
edition of its MCU (Micro Controller Unit) Design Contest, a unique event which
looks at expanding the technical knowledge of hardware design engineers across the
country. Through this platform, TI has once again facilitated creators to showcase
the top engineering projects from across India displaying innovation, design
proficiency and technical adeptness. The contest running in three different phases
enabled contestants develop designs using any one of TI’s microcontrollers – MSP430,
C2000, TIVA or the Hercules.

The MCU Design contest, the second edition of TI India’s MCU Design Challenge 2014
initiated in May last year, is based on the company’s most successful
microcontroller series. This year’s contest saw over 1000 engineers submitting their
initial proposals, leveraging the Analog and Power portfolio of TI. Eight teams and
their ground-breaking projects were selected for the grand finale of this contest
basis the creativity exhibited in creating an innovative design, ensuring the
adoption of TI MCU Launchpads to develop their prototypes.

From a Speech Controlled Wheel Chair with a Robotic Arm which involves a speech
recognition module, to a Pressure control system for Brace Treatment of Scoliosis,
and then to a PLC and Wi-Fi Based Home Automation Solution; proficient engineers
from across the country demonstrated their skills in presenting innovative solutions
which can be replicated in a real-world scenario.

“This contest is about testing your imagination and innovation. The MCU Design
Challenge encourages participants to disengage from their thoughts and build
cutting-edge embedded systems using at least one TI microcontroller. Apart from
demonstrating innovation & creativity, through this contest, TI provides a platform
which helps engineers showcase their skills related to design optimization and
real-time utility of applications, reflecting their overall technical merit,” said
Praveen Ganapathy, Director, Texas Instruments India

Senior Project Managers, Swapnil Khandave and Aditya Pogade from Maven Systems won
the First Prize for their unique Solar Power based Wireless Automated Irrigation
System design. Maven Systems had also won the first ever TII MCU Design Contest in
2012 for their innovative ‘Wireless Security Hub.’
“Maven Systems technology products and solutions are aimed at solving the problems
of the society. The Texas Instruments’ MCU Design Contest provided us a robust
platform to shape up this vision through their valuable mentorship, impeccable
support and the most advanced ICs to help deliver superior innovation to our
customers in a cost effective manner. Winning this award for the second time from
the global leader is a testimony to our world-class innovation and quality and gives
us a huge fillip to contribute even more towards ‘Make in India’.”

Celebrating its thirty years in India this year, TI continues to thrive on its core
values- Integrity, Innovation and Commitment. With a focus on fostering Innovation
and a commitment to promoting the innovation of developing designs incorporating TI
controllers, TI looks upon the MCU Design Challenge as an opportunity to enable
engineers use technology further in spearheading and solving real world problems.

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