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Source: Analog Devices, Inc
Thursday, June 20, 2013 01:52 PM IST (08:22 AM GMT)
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Analog Devices India Announces Winners of Anveshan Fellowship
Innovative and Affordable System Designs in Medical Electronics garner top honours
Bangalore, Karnataka, India, Thursday, June 20, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — Analog Devices, Inc., the global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal-processing applications announced the winners of its Student Design Project Fellowship, Anveshan 2012. Anveshan, a system design fellowship was initiated in the year 2010 in order to encourage and enhance system level engineering expertise among engineering students. The contest gives India’s engineering students an opportunity to showcase their innovation, product design and problem solving abilities while being mentored by experienced industry veterans. This edition of the fellowship saw over 180 registrations from over 100 engineering universities and colleges across India.
After two rounds of screening several design proposals including viva sessions with selected teams, 10 finalists were shortlisted. These teams were assigned two mentors from Analog Devices in addition to a faculty guide from their respective colleges. Analog Devices funded and supported the 10 finalists with all necessary components, kits and boards that were necessary to realize the system. A mid-project evaluation was conducted in January, where the competing teams presented their projects to an Analog Devices panel for feedback and course correction, if any. The teams then presented their complete systems for final evaluation. These were assessed by the judging panel through a stringent question and answer session with the teams along with live demonstration of the designed system. The winners were chosen based on parameters such as innovative concept & implementation, performance & design, novelty of application, testing strategy, performance of design and presentation & team work.
The first prize was bagged by National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy, for its ‘low cost portable health monitor with spirometer & pulse oximeter.’ The winning team, represented by Kotha Praneetha, Deepak Krishnan and Harini Muthukrishnan, received a cash prize of Rs. 1,65,000. The second prize was bagged by Visvesvaraya College Of Engineering, Bangalore for its ‘brain controlled bionic ear.’ Sastra University, Thanjavur, was awarded the third prize for its ‘blind eye’ project. The second and third prize winners received cash prizes of Rs. 1,10,000 and Rs. 55, 000 respectively.
Commenting on the program, Somshubro (Som) Pal Choudhury, managing director, Analog Devices India said, “Today’s students are tomorrow’s scientists, engineers and innovators. At ADI, we are deeply committed to building a strong connect with the academic and engineering student community in India in order to support the development of the next generation of system design engineers in the country. We are thrilled with the enthusiasm and energy within the engineering student community that we witnessed during the course of Anveshan 2012. More importantly, we were very impressed with the quality of projects that show innovation as well as a keen understanding of the needs of the India eco-system.”
Prof. S. Sadagopan, Founder and Director of IIIT-Bangalore, who handed out the prizes to the winning teams, said, “Students today need to overcome the bridge between the theoretical and practical aspects of engineering and look at the subject more holistically. The current dynamics in the industry and opportunities such as Anveshan are good platforms for them to learn, innovate and actively contribute towards the industry.” He further encouraged the students stating, “Students today should focus on excelling in what they choose to pursue and have courage to follow what they believe in.”
Members of the winning team from NIT, Trichy, commented, “Working with Analog Devices has been a profound learning experience for all of us. Our journey from creating a literary survey to building the entire system has been magnificent. The invaluable support from our mentors through weekly calls as well as guiding us to relevant ADI design portals and tutorials was crucial to achieving this. Presenting our final prototype and receiving the panel’s feedback was an exhilarating experience for the team. We believe that this Fellowship will play a decisive role in shaping our careers and would like to wholeheartedly thank ADI for this opportunity.”
Analog Devices has been operating in India for close to 20 years and has been a pioneer in helping to establish India as a centre of excellence for high end engineering design. The company is focused on bringing together the industry and academia and build strong system design expertise across multiple industry segments. This year Analog Devices also launched an affordable and portable Analog Discovery kit that replaces expensive lab equipment so that students can continue to design, experiment and learn anytime and anywhere.
Visit http://www.analog.com/anveshan to learn more about Anveshan Design Fellowship
Visit www.analog.com/india/university to learn about Analog Devices India University Program
Visit www.analog.com/india to learn more about Analog Devices India
About Analog Devices
Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices is included in the S&P 500 Index.
Celebrating close to 20 years in India, Analog Devices has a well-established sales and distribution network across India serving and supporting design teams of Multi-National companies (MNCs), Indian Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)s and Independent Design Houses across several segments including Industrial, Healthcare, Defence, Automotive and Consumer. An expert team of application engineers, well versed in system design and the value proposition of Analog Devices products and solutions, engage and support a growing customer base in India.
Analog Devices India Product Development Center (IPDC), Bangalore is involved in some of the most challenging designs today, including complex Application Specific Standard Products (ASSPs), high performance DSPs, Analog/Mixed Signal ICs, and embedded software that powers these semiconductor chips. The team at IPDC has developed Multi-generation of industry leading SHARC® processors and Blackfin® products, Signal processing ASICs for Inertial MEMS, advanced analog and mixed signal products. Engineers at IPDC are involved in all stages of product development from “Concept to Silicon to Production and Supporting Customers Worldwide”.
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First place winners at Anweshan 2012- NIT Trichy with Prof S Sadagopan Founder and Director of IIIT-Bangalore
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First place winners at Anweshan 2012- NIT Trichy with Prof. S. Sadagopan, Founder and Director of IIIT-Bangalore
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