FTF 2011, SAN ANTONIO, USA: On the final evening of the Freescale Technology Forum, Freescale Semiconductor announced the results of its on-site Make It Challenge. Judges Joe Grand, Heather Knight and Anton Olsen selected an eHealth remote monitoring system design developed by Sam Skalicky, Daniel Liu and Daniel Cheung as the grand prize winner. (For a full list of track winners and descriptions of the winning designs, visit www.freescale.com/MakeItChallenge.)
To continue encouraging design innovation, Freescale today announced the Make It Challenge featuring Kinetis MCUs (“Challenge”), which offers eligible contestants an opportunity to develop an innovative embedded application design using Freescale Kinetis product families for the chance to win up to $11,000 in cash prizes.
“We’re challenging the industry to get its creative energies flowing with this design contest,” said Geoff Lees, vice president of Freescale’s Industrial & Multi-Market MCU business. “This Make It Challenge is a great opportunity for talented engineers to learn more about our Kinetis MCU families, and we’re looking forward to seeing the innovative designs they’ll submit.”
Since its industry-first introduction at FTF in June 2010, the Kinetis MCU portfolio built on the ARM Cortex-M4 core has generated tremendous momentum and quickly established itself as a leader in the competitive market for ARM-based devices.
In less than a year, Freescale has brought to market an extensive portfolio of pin-, peripheral- and software-compatible Kinetis MCU families with cutting-edge low power and mixed-signal innovation. The portfolio includes numerous human-machine interface (HMI), connectivity, safety and security peripherals, as well as the support of an expansive Freescale and third-party ecosystem.