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Mouser to sponsor TI design contest

Innovation Challenge targets university engineering students


Mouser Electronics Inc., the global authorized semiconductor and components distributor, announced that it will sponsor the 2016 North American Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge Design Contest.

The design contest is intended to encourage engineering students to solve today’s engineering problems by employing analog and embedded design skills into electronic solutions. The contest offers the possibility to touch on all aspects through a project development cycle. Prizes will be awarded to the best entries as determined by a panel of industry and Texas Instruments judges. This is the second consecutive year that Mouser has exclusively sponsored the TI contest.

The contest is open to individuals and teams of up to five undergraduate and graduate students in universities in Canada, U.S., Puerto Rico and Mexico. To compete, students must use two or more TI analog integrated circuits (ICs) and at least one TI processor in their design project. The contest is currently underway. It will end at 11:59 p.m. (CST) on May 27, 2016.

Entries will be judged on five criteria: Originality and creativity of design; real world application; level of engineering analysis; usage of TI ICs and processors; and a working demonstration of the design in a video.

The grand prize is $10,000. Second place is $7,500. Third place gets $5,000. Prizes of $1,000 will be awarded in each of 10 categories: Best use of TI wireless connectivity, most innovative automotive application, most innovative home automation application, best video demonstration, best humanitarian impact, best chance at commercialization, best use of entire TI portfolio, most unique concept, most “environmentally green” and most effective power solution using TI’s WEBENCH Design Tool.

To learn more, visit http://www.mouser.com/ti-innovation-challenge