Workshop on Analog and RF Design: Going BIT by BIT at BITS Pilani

March 18, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
The three day Workshop on ‘Analog and RF Design’, 16 – 18 March, is being conducted by BITS Pilani. Dr. ChandraShekhar, Director, CEERI (CSIR Laboratory) and an alumnus of BITS Pilani, the Chief Guest on the occasion, inaugurated the workshop. In his inaugural address he acknowledged the efforts made by government, academic institutes and Industrial partners in establishing India as a major player in electronics design. While elaborating upon the giant leaps taken by Electronics field in India via miniaturizing he also focused on the need to encourage R&D efforts to find alternate directions for better performance through leveraging architectural design of IC’s.

Prof. LK Maheshwari, Vice Chancellor BITS Pilani, in his welcome address, focused on the vast influence of electronics across fields ranging from lifestyle to biotechnology and medical instrumentation. He strongly felt that the fast changing technology scenario demands a skilled young workforce in this area. He threw light on the role played by BITS in this regard and talked about the various degree programs and courses offered for the same. Referring to Oyster Design Lab, Technology Business Incubator and Professional Development Center, Bangalore he acknowledged the efforts made by BITS alumni and Industrial Partners in this field.

Dr. Anu Gupta, Convener, said that the goal of this workshop is to provide training in designing analog and RF integrated circuits to academicians as well as industry professionals desirous of learning or updating their design concepts. Participants will be provided a vigorous training by the distinguished professors and industry experts.
The workshop is being sponsored by Genesis Microchip (India) Pvt. Ltd. and IEEE (India), ED/MTT Chapter. Resource persons from IIT Madras, ST Microelectronics, Cosmic Circuits, and Texas Instruments were also present in the inaugural function. Participants from other companies included people from Infineon Technologies, Wipro Technologies, TESPV Electronic Solutions, Analog Devices, Silicon Capital, C-DAC Hyderabad and Academia. Dr. Rajnish Sharma, Convener, from Department of EEE proposed the vote of thanks.

Due to the recent boom in the mobile relating applications in the wireless communications, and Domestic and Industrial appliances there has been lot of demand for the trained manpower in this domain. This workshop at BITS Pilani will certainly prove to be a step in that direction.