BANGALORE, INDIA: Cosmic Circuits, one of India’s first semiconductor companies, today launched the 3rd edition of the analog design contest “Nebula”.
The contest is intended to promote interest in analog design among undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students, and is open to all Indian universities.
With over 2000 registrations in the past couple of editions, Nebula is quite popular with the future stars of the semiconductor industry. Spread over three rounds and three months, Nebula provides every student with a unique opportunity to explore each of these phases while competing with fellow electronic hobbyists from all over the country.
The participant begins the journey at the fundamentals, and concludes it by designing an analog system to address a complex, real-world challenge.
Commenting on the structure of the contest, Dr. Sundararajan Krishnan, the champion behind the event, explained: “There are three stages to the contest that gets progressively tough and filters participants at each stage. “The contest kicks off with the ‘Planetary Stage’, a challenging one-hour online quiz on the fundamentals of analog design. This is followed by the ‘Emission Stage’ where the contestant’s ability to use the fundamental principles to solve real-world problems will be tested.
“The contest culminates in the ‘Stellar Nursery’, a one-day event that will be held at the Cosmic Circuits headquarters in Bangalore where the contestants will present their design ideas. We believe that the experience of designing a real-world system from scratch will stay with the finalists for a long time, and to enrich it further, we also provide the finalists with an opportunity to interact with the founding members of Cosmic.“
Contest details can be accessed at http://cosmiccircuits.com/university/nebula/