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Analog Design Contest Europe 2010

Welcome to the Analog Design Contest for Europe 2010 Web site.

It is likely that you have seen some of our flyers in your University, but just in case you don’t know what the contest is all about, here are some details.

What is the Analog Design Contest?

  • A chance for students working on a design project to use TI’s broad range of high-performance analog ICs and win cash prizes
  • Teams consisting of a minimum of two students can participate with projects using either three different TI analog ICs or two analog ICs and a TI processor (DSP, OMAP or MCU)
  • There are two phases of the contest:
    • 1st Phase: within your university
    • 2nd Phase: between other Universities in Europe
  • Before the Fall 2009 semester begins, we will post of list of universities whose students are eligible to enter the contest

What can you win?

University-Level Prize:
  • The top team from each University will win €1,000, to be split among team members, and then automatically be entered into the inter-university contest called the European Engibous Prize for Innovation in Analog.

    In order for a University to be eligible to compete for the Engibous Prize, at least 3 teams for that University must enter the contest and complete the contest requirements.

  • 2nd Place at each University will win €350  

What is the European Engibous Prize for Innovation in Analog?

Named in honor of Thomas Engibous, the recently retired Chairman of Texas Instruments, the Engibous Prize makes first-, second-, and third-place cash awards to teams of engineering students who incorporate either three TI analog devices or two TI analog devices and a TI processor in their senior project designs.

In the Analog Design Contest, you compete with other teams from your school. The first-place winning team at each school that has at least 3 teams enter and complete the contest requirements will be automatically entered into the contest for the Engibous Prize. Here, you will be competing with top teams from schools across Europe.

  • 1st place in Europe - €6,000
  • 2nd place in Europe - €3,000
  • 3rd place in Europe - €2,000

All cash prizes are split among winning team members.

The judging criteria for the Engibous Prize award are the same as for the Analog Design Contest (see judging criteria below).  A panel of TI, industry, and academic judges will present the awards to the engineering teams who demonstrate the highest level of engineering analysis, originality, quality and creativity in designs featuring TI analog integrated circuits.

The Engibous Prize is awarded in the late September/October timeframe. Top teams will be invited to Freising to present their projects in poster sessions.

What are the next steps?

Step 1 – Students select their project and TI Analog ICs

It does not matter which project you choose, but it has to include analog! You can use either three different analog ICs or two analog ICs and a TI processor (DSP, OMAP or MCU).

Analog chips can be selected from the following categories:

  • Amplifiers
  • Clocks and timers
  • Comparators
  • Data converters
  • Interface
  • MSP430 (MCU+ADC)
  • Power management
  • RF
  • Switches
  • Temperature sensors

We encourage the use of other TI devices; however, only ICs in the analog categories specified above count toward the analog chip requirement.

Step 2 – Submit entry form

  • Once the project has been defined, students are ready to enter.
  • One team member will complete the entry form on behalf of the rest of the team.
  • Once we receive the form, each team will receive an e-mail inviting them to request up to 350 Euros worth of tools from the European University Program.
  • Enter here.


 Step 3 – Teams order EVMs

  • Once teams have entered the contest and have received the 350 Euros worth of tools, they are ready to order their EVMs.
  • This will be done directly through the European University Program, and not through the e-store.
  • Please submit orders for EVMs to: analogdesigncontesteurope@list.ti.com


Step 4 – Submit a project report

  • Written description of the project, its objectives and results obtained
  • An explanation of each TI analog chip or processor used describing how the chip benefited the design


Judging Criteria

Judging criteria are as follows:
  • Use of at least 3 TI analog ICs in the design or 2 analog ICs and a TI processor
  • Originality of design
  • Quality of design
  • Creativity of design
  • Level of engineering analysis
  • Description of how each TI analog chip benefited the design

Good luck! We look forward to seeing some innovative and creative projects!

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