A team of students from RWTH Aachen University in Germany has won the second TI European Analogue Design Contest with its project titled “Non-Contact System for Thoracic Activity Monitoring.”
The team, made up of Daniel Teichmann, Jerome Foussier and Jing Jia, took first place despite tough competition from 155 teams across Europe. The other winners were:
• Second place: University of Freiburg, Germany, for “Weather in a Box.”
• Third place: Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, for “Biofeedback Device.”
• Fourth place: University of Lodz, Poland, for “Patient Activity Monitor for Holter Examination.”
The Analogue Design Contest offers students a chance to work on a design project while using TI’s range of high-performance analogue ICs. Teams consisting of a minimum of two students can participate with projects using three different TI analogue ICs or two analogue ICs and a TI processor.
Judging criteria include engineering analysis, originality, quality and creativity in designs featuring TI’s analogue integrated circuits. The top 20 teams automatically progress to the second level of judging and compete for the Engibous Prize for Innovation in Analogue.
Jean-François Fau, president of TI Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), presented the awards to the winning teams. The first-place team received $10,000, the runner-up received $5,000, and third- and fourth-place winners each received $2,500. Additionally, the top 20 teams in Round 1 each received $1,000.
“It is exciting to see what these bright students are capable of achieving by using TI high performance analogue products,” Fau said. “TI Analogue Design Contest provides the opportunity for future analogue engineers to unleash their creativity and not only in using TI analogue products but also MCUs and LPRF. They have understood the power of a broad product portfolio and how to leverage it for their projects.”
Fau also said the contest is important because as the world leader in Analog technologies, TI must nurture the culture of innovation.
“This is of paramount importance in today’s highly competitive environment,” he said.
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