BANGALORE, INDIA: Cypress Semiconductor Corp. and DOEACC Centre Calicut, Kerala, India have agreed to set up a joint PSoC programmable system-on-chip laboratory at DOEACC.
As part of the agreement, Cypress will provide hands-on training sessions for the faculty and students of DOEACC, in addition to free hardware and software tools. DOEACC will provide the facilities for the laboratory.
The laboratory will expose the students to the PSoC platform, a flexible family of devices with programmable analog and digital blocks integrated with a MCU. With its unique architecture, PSoC provides an unrivaled learning platform for embedded design students.
DOEACC has incorporated PSoC in its curriculum for the PG Diploma in VLSI Design (VL500) and PG Diploma in Industrial Automation System Design (PC 100) programs. It is proposed to be included in the curriculum for M. Tech in Embedded Systems (on-going) and M. Tech in Electronics Design Technology programs (to be launched). DOEACC is also considering adding academic and R&D projects in Mixed Signal Embedded Systems Designs using PSoC.
“DOEACC Society is delighted to partner with Cypress, a world leader in programmable solutions, to set up this joint PSoC laboratory at our centre in Calicut,” said Dr. G M. Ajit, Director, DOEACC Centre Calicut.
“Our centre has been teaching the application of PSoC technology to our PG Diploma students in VLSI Design, and recently our student Sriram V.S., secured the first prize in the prestigious PSoC Innovator Design Challenge under the guidance of our faculty member R. Nandakumar. This partnership will enable us to expose more students to the PSoC platform, and encourage them to undertake research projects in this area. In short, this agreement strengthens our partnership. Our students and faculty will get additional support and opportunities for designing on the flexible and powerful PSoC platform.”
“This agreement helps Cypress continue to build its presence with the growing, talented foundation of engineers in India,” said Sunil Thamaran, Director of Engineering at Cypress. “This new lab will familiarize DOEACC students with the flexibility and integration delivered by the PSoC platform. We are confident that the ease-of-use and versatility of PSoC will lead many new designers to leverage the technology as customers.”