TI Community Awards - April 2015

Announcing the TI Community Awards for April 2015!
Recognizing and growing a stronger global TI Community as part of the TI and E2E Reward & Recognition Program.

We thank all of our TI Community Members around the world and across the TI E2E Community for their continued participation, solution sharing and collaboration around Texas Instrument product families.

YiKai Chen (E2E Profile)

This makes 5 consecutive months now for as the TI Community Member of the Month for their excellent participation on the TI E2E Community! The TI Wireless Connectivity Community continues to grow and thrive thanks to YiKai Chen! Especially in the ZigBee®, 6LoWPAN & 802.15.4 MAC Forum and also in the Bluetooth® Low Energy and Low Power RF Tools Forums they are often the first friendly voice sharing solutions, tips and more. You can learn more about YiKai Chen here. YiKai was previously recognized as the Overall TI Community Member of the Month for March 2015.

Chuck Sampson (E2E Profile)

is the TI Analog Community Member of the Month! Thanks to the continued contributions, solution sharing and tips from Chuck Sampson in the AC/DC and Isolated DC/DC Power and Non-Isolated DC/DC Forums on E2E. The TI Analog Community continues to grow thanks to Chuck. They were previously recognized as the TI Analog Community Member of the Month for December 2014.

Ravikiran HV (E2E Profile)

continues to be the TI Design Network Community Member of the Month (throughout 2015 so far and counting)! Their timely participation and quick tips on the DM3x DaVinci Video Processor and DM814x and AM387x Processors is greatly appreciated! Ravikiran was previously recognized as the TI Design Network Community Member of the Month for March 2015.

Gautam Iyer (E2E Profile)

Much like YiKai Chen, is a resident TI Community superstar! Gautam continues to energize the TI MCU Community especially with their contributions and timely solution sharing in the C2000 and Code Composer Studio Forums. You can learn more about Gautam Iyer here. Gautam was previously recognized as the TI Processors Community Member of the Month for March 2015.

Glenn Vassallo (E2E Profile)

4 consecutive months in a row and counting now for TI Community Member  being recognized as the TI Wireless Community Member of the Month (all of 2015)! Thanks to Glenn for continuing to grow the TI E2E Community SimpleLink™ WiFi CC31xx/CC32xx Community on its E2E Forum. Glenn put together this training video "Make Every IoT Device Connected: SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3200" and presentation. Glenn was previously recognized as an E2E Wireless Community Member of the Month for March 2015.

Lukasz (E2E Profile)

When he's not sharing entire MSP430 training courses he built on the E2E MSP Forum, is writing for the largest technical newspaper in Poland in "Elektronika Praktyczna" covering TI MCU and Wireless Connectivity product families like MSP430, TM4C and SimpleLink CC3200. They also write frequently about TI on Mikrokontroler. Speaking of the SimpleLink CC3200 be sure to check out their Umbrella project with it here on Element14. Their in-depth articles, projects and training series online covering TI in addition to their E2E participation is an enormous undertaking that new and advanced TI Community Members around the world can learn and grow with as an ongoing knowledge sharing resource. This marks the 1st TI Community Award for Lukasz.

The solar energy generator with TI TMS320F28035 by Nathaniel VerLee

Nathaniel Verlee develops a platform that can be used as a power source for systems that do not have access to the grid, and it can also take the systems that are normally connected off of the grid.

The implementation of this complex system has different components, all designed by Nathaniel. As part of the work, he's creating BoosterPacks with TI components.

The control system is a LaunchPad TMS320F28035. This controller is suitable for real-time processing and digital power applications.

Nathaniel Verlee commented on his blog that this is the reason that he chose to work with this MCU.

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