• In April I open my bill

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    C.P. Ravikumar Texas Instruments " I n April, I open my bill, In May, I sing night and day" Do you remember the kindergarten rhyme about the cuckoo? Indeed, as April arrives, the cuckoos can be heard all over in the garden city. As...
  • Good news for MOOC Participants!!

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    C.P. Ravikumar, Texas Instruments I f you have enrolled already in the EdX MOOC on "Embedded Systems" (see my blog here ) then I have some good news for you! Read on! You already know that the "launchpad" based on Texas Instruments...
  • Hands-on Workshops by TI India University Program : Plan your calendar!

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    Sagar Juneja, Texas Instruments H ere is a calendar of TI India Univeristy program activities for the coming month! All these events will have hands-on content and are targeted at students/teachers from Indian engineering colleges. Many of these...
  • Find out if moo won the cowntest!

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    C.P. Ravikumar Texas Instruments T he Massive Open Online Course on "Embedded Systems - Change The World" is all set to begin on Wednesday (which will be Thursday in India). We had a huge response to the contest and it took us a...
  • टी आई आई ई सी २०१४!

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    सी पी रविकुमार टेक्सास इंस्ट्रूमेंट्स पिछले साल हमने एक प्रयोग किया - पहली बार टेक्सास इंस्ट्रूमेंट्स एजुकेटर्स कान्फरेंस का आयोजन किया, जो अप्रैल ४-५, २०१३ की अवधि में संपन्न हुआ। इस सम्मलेन के मुख्य दो उद्देश थे। भारतीय इंजीनियरिंग संस्थाओं...
  • TI India Educators' Conference - 2014!

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    W e are getting ready for holding the second TI India Educators' Conference during April 4-5, 2014. If you have not attended TIIEC 2013 that was held in April 2013, we invite you to visit http://www.tiiec.in/ and to read a blog entry about the conference...
  • A visit to ELECRAMA 2014

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    C.P. Ravikumar Texas Instruments V aibhav and I were at ELECRAMA 2014 , which was organized during Jan 8-12, 2014 in Bangalore. This is an annual event organized by Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturer's Association. Some of the main...
  • मूक विस्मित! - एक मूक और एक प्रतियोगिता

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    सी पी रविकुमार टेक्सास इंस्ट्रूमेंट्स " मू क विस्मित" का अर्थ है आश्चर्य से मूक (गूंगा) हो जाना। आज कल मूक नाम का एक और सिलसिला चल पड़ा है जिसने मुझे मूक-विस्मित कर दिया है! MOOC यानि Massive Open Online Course! इसका अर्थ है क...
  • A MOOC and a Contest to begin the New Year on a happy note!

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    C.P. Ravikumar Texas Instruments I f you have read the Mahabharata , you will be familiar with the story of Ekalavya . As a young boy and a son of a huntsman, Ekalavya is drawn to archery. He approaches Dronacharya, who had been appointed to...
  • A Simple Solar Tracker Demo

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    C.P. Ravikumar Texas Instruments The mail I received from Prof. Saravanan Pandyan came as a pleasant surprise. He has forwarded to me a link to a video demonstration of a project carried out by one of his former students. Vignesh Raja, who graduated...
  • Diwali Contest - 2013

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    The Diwali contest which we announced in October has come to a dazzling finish! Read these blogs to find out who the winners are! http://e2e.ti.com/blogs_/b/designproject/archive/2013/11/08/665285.aspx We also invite you to read a Hindi version...
  • "आज क्या उखाड़ा?"

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    सी पी रविकुमार टेक्सास इंस्ट्रूमेंट्स "आज क्या उखाड़ा?" प्रोफेसर धनंजय गद्रे के कमरे में मैंने यह वाक्य पहली बार पढ़ा। उनके कमरे के दरवाज़े पर बड़े बड़े अक्षरो में लिखा गया यह वाक्य किसी को भी सोच में डाल देता है। प्रोफेसर गद्रे एन...
  • October has been a BlogFest month

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    C.P. Ravikumar, Texas Instruments We celebrated the October Fest a little differently this year! We had a Blog Fest! Eleven blogs in a month is unusual for us! The Contest Diary 2014 Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge: India...
  • Back to School after Summer Vacation: Learning Opportunities from TI India University Program!

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    Back to School after Summer Vacation: Learning Opportunities from TI India University Program! Sagar Juneja Most engineering colleges across India reopen in month of July-August after the summer vacation. What better time to educate students on...
  • Of L(a)unch Pad and Healthfood

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    C.P. Ravikumar, Texas Instruments “ A fter a few showers, the weather in Coimbatore has been refreshingly cool,” said Kavitha. We were driving towards a “health food” place which she recommended for lunch. “This place...
  • The Internet of Things – Connecting the “A”s

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    C.P. Ravikumar, Texas Instruments “The Internet of Things – Connecting the As” was the theme of UBICOM-13 , a conference conducted by CDAC Hyderabad. UBICOM stands for Ubiquitous Computing. Computing seems to be indeed becoming ubiquitous...
  • A Faculty Development Program on Analog & Embedded Processing

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    C.P. Ravikumar, Texas Instruments A faculty development program was organized at BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, during July 1-6, 2013. It was sponsored by TEQIP-II program (Technical Education Quality Improvement Program, Phase II). Assisted...
  • Seminar at Karpagam College of Engineering

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    I visited Karpagam College of Engineering on July 5 and delivered a seminar on "Trends in Electronics and Communication" for the students of Electronics and Communication Engineering. There was a mix of undergraduate and postgraduate students...
  • Addressing the students of PSG College of Engineering

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    I had the opportunity to address the undergraduate students of Electronics and Communication Engineering at PSG College of Engineering, Coimbatore. These students are now entering the final year of their degree program. The interaction was organized by...
  • Seminar at Amritha University, Coimbatore

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    I visited Amritha Vishwa Vidyapeetham University in Coimbatore on July 4. It was a unique opportunity to address over 200 undergraduate students of Mechanical Engineering discipline. I spoke to them about the history of electronics, tracing the evolution...
  • Seminar at Anna University (Coimbatore)

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    On the 4th of July, I visited Anna University's regional center at Coimbatore. Prof. Vijay Kumar, Head of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, hosted my seminar. The participants were the post-graduate students from the Department...
  • An Analog train-the-trainer program at Coimbatore

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    C.P. Ravikumar, Texas Instruments STEPS Knowledge Services (Coimbatore) conducted a train-the-trainer program on Analog System Design at their premises for engineering teachers from Kathir College of Engineering, Coimbatore. Six teachers from the Department...
  • Use an alias and save time! (TI India University Program)

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    C.P. Ravikumar, Texas Instruments "What's in a name?" said Shakespeare. If I ask this question to a class of students today, "32 bytes" may be one of the answers. Web links may be even longer. Sometimes, a link becomes longer...
  • Project Ideas for TIIC-IADC!

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    First of all, you must know what is TIIC IADC. I hope you recognize that this acronym stands for "Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge: India Analog Design Contest." Our 2013-2014 edition of the contest has been announced in April 2013. The...
  • An Educational Booster Kit for the MSP430 Launchpad

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    RAGHURAM SHIVARAM of Pushkala Technologies, Bangalore, opened the black box, carefully removed the contents and arranged them sequentially on a desk. The first one is the MSP430 LaunchPad. The second item is a potentiometer. The third a brushed DC motor...