Rinny Eapen ,
Analog Devices Launches University Program in India Revolutionizing Analog Circuit Design Learning
Affordable and portable electronic design kits now available in India enable students to have their own personal Lab Anywhere and Anytime.
Analog Devices Inc. the global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal-processing applications today announced the launch of its University Program for engineering students in India. This program will provide engineering students with a unique hands-on learning opportunity to supplement their core engineering curriculum. As part of the program, the company’s portable electronic design kits will transform the manner in which engineering students learn and experiment with analog circuit design without the need for expensive lab equipment. Analog Devices is showcasing and demonstrating the Analog Design Kits at the VLSI and Systems Design Conference 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Pune from January 7- 9th 2013.
The Analog Kits will allow engineering students to build and test a wide range of analog and digital circuits outside their university labs, using their own PC without the need for any additional lab equipment like oscilloscopes, waveform generators, logic analysers and power supplies. Students will also have easy access to online and downloadable software and teaching materials, circuit simulation tools, online support, textbooks, reference designs and lab projects to design and implement analog circuits as a supplement to their core engineering curriculum. This approach eliminates the time and space limitations of traditional university lab settings and allows students more flexibility to experiment with real circuits through direct hands-on experience.
Speaking on this occasion, Somshubro (Som) Pal Choudhury, Managing Director, Analog Devices India said, “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 building strong system design expertise across multiple industry segments. The University Program enhances the engineering students’ educational experience with a hands-on learning approach giving them the freedom and creativity to expand the scope of course materials and explore, design, build and test real-world real-time circuits with their personal lab right in the classroom or outside, anytime and anywhere.”
The Kits come in three variants - an Analog Discovery Kit, an Analog Parts Kit and an Analog Discovery Training Pack. The Analog Discovery kit combines a dual-channel oscilloscope, a two-channel waveform generator, a 16-channel logic analyser, power supply and many other circuit analysis tools in a USB-powered, low-cost device. The USB-powered Analog Discovery kit lets students work outside of the lab on their laptop, so they can spend more time designing, testing and analyzing circuits. The Analog Parts Kit offers a large selection of Analog and mixed signal components designed to create a wide variety of useful experiments & devices. The Analog Discovery Training Pack combines the Analog Discovery and Analog Parts kit together along with the Student version of the TINA Design Suite, a powerful and affordable circuit simulation and PCB design suite. With this hands-on exposure, students will be able to understand both basic and complex Analog Design, signal processing concepts like analysis of biasing, time/frequency domain, noise, interference, error budgeting, stability etc. and will be able to build sub systems like Amplifiers, Oscillators, Comparators, Converters, Filters, and Regulators. The kits are now available for purchase in India at www.analog.com/india/university
The launch of the current Analog Devices University Program is an extension of the company’s commitment to support and enhance the knowledge and system design skills among the engineering student community in India. Analog Devices recently conducted its Anveshan 2012 Project Fellowship to encourage and nurture the system level engineering expertise among engineering students at the university level by aligning the selected team with Industry mentors to guide them during the design phase. The fellowship saw a tremendous response from the student community across India.
Globally, Analog Devices has been collaborating across universities and helping students realize their dreams through active learning. This year, the company has won the 2012 E-legacy Investment in Education and Training Award in London by Electronic Product Design (EPD) magazine. Launched in March 2012 in US, the Analog Devices University Program was created with Digilent Inc. and leading educational institutions to enhance engineering students’ educational experience with portable analog design kits.
- 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.
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