Mouser Electronics has announced that it is the sponsor of the 2016 North American Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge Design Contest. As with previous TI challenges, the design contest will encourage university engineering students to use analog and embedded skills to solve a current engineering problem.
The challenge is open to individuals and teams of not more than five undergraduate and graduate students in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico and Canada. The competitors must use two or more TI analog ICs and at least one TI processor in their project. The judging criteria is based on:
- Originality and creativity of design
- Real-world application
- Level of engineering analysis
- Usage of TI ICs and processors
- Working demonstration of the design in a video
The grand prize is $10,000. Second place earns $7,500 and third place gets $5,000. Prizes of $1,000 are also to be paid in each of 10 categories including best use of TI wireless connectivity, most innovative automotive application, most innovative home automation application, best video demonstration, best humanitarian impact, best chance at commercialization, best use of entire TI portfolio, most unique concept, most “environmentally green” and most effective power solution using TI’s WEBENCH Design Tool. TI and a panel of industry judges will determine the winners. This is the second consecutive year that Mouser will be the exclusive sponsor of the contest.
The contest is currently underway and will run until 11:59 p.m. (CST) on May 27, 2016. For rules, please visit http://www.mouser.com/ti-innovation-challenge.
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