A two-day national workshop titled ‘System on Chip Architectures for Mixed Mode Applications (SoCAMMA)’ was conducted by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru Campus, from March 23 to 24, 2018. The workshop emphasized on 'Field Programmability for Rapid Prototyping'. Dr. N. S. Murty, Chairman, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru, was the driving force behind the workshop and was ably assisted by Dr. Navin Kumar, Associate Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru, as Program Chair and Dr. Rajath Vasudevamurthy, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru, as Workshop Convener.
The Chief Guest, Dr. P. V. Ananda Mohan (Fellow, IEEE & Chair, IEEE Circuits, and Systems Society Bengaluru chapter & Technology Advisor, CDAC) delivered the keynote address of the workshop covering all the essential blocks of analog and mixed-signal design, also touching upon recent advancements of field programmability. Mr. Hitesh Garg (NXP Semiconductor Pvt. Ltd.), talked about the three verticals of Analog Design namely Data Conversion, Power Handling, and Timing & Reference Generation and presented automobiles as a target application where the philosophy followed was "sense, think and act". Mrs. Swathi G (Texas Instruments Pvt. Ltd.) delivered information about the salient features and importance of Semiconductor Testing in the context of manufacturing defects. Prof. Subhajit Sen (IIIT-B), Dr. Ganesan Thiagarajan (MMRFIC) and Dr. Pratap Kumar Das (Achronix Semiconductor Corp.), spoke about Digital assisted Analog and Mixed Signal Design, Embedded RF Design and Embedded FPGA respectively. The workshop had two demo sessions on using MATLAB to interface to FPGAs, which was presented by Ms. Vidya Viswanathan (Mathworks Pvt. Ltd.) and Anadigm's Field Programmable Analog Array (FPAA) presented by Mr. Rajesh R (Oppila Microsystems Pvt. Ltd.). The workshop was registered and attended by 16 external participants, the faculty members, and the students.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 16:00