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Saturday - June 25
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHAT: College student teams from across North America next week will compete to design and produce an assisted-listening device at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. These specialized microprocessor devices will be created with real-time digital signal processing, using high-performance hardware and software provided by Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI).
WHERE: Real-Time DSP and Medical Imaging Lab, Ball Hall, third floor, UML North
WHY: Participating teams are from Syracuse University, the Florida Institute of Technology, the University of Calgary, the University of Manitoba and UMass Lowell. ADI provided the teams with an Analog Devices SHARC® Processor and a development tools package, a value of more than $10,000, to use in implementing the design. SHARC Processors are included in consumer electronics products made by Bose, Denon and others, and in high-end audio products and automobiles. Team designs will be judged on their hardware/software efficiency in terms of speed and code density.
"The contest is a wonderful opportunity for advanced undergraduate and graduate students to apply science to a real-life problem," says Dr. Mufeed Mah'd, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and contest chair. "Instead of the typical validation exercise, this contest problem enables students to bring mathematical equations to life. With DSP, you can implement any design application in a real device."