Mumbai student bags Cadence design prize for low power, low noise chip for sensor apps

Bangalore October 13 2012: Priyanka Kabara of the Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai has won the first prize in the Masters’ degree category of the annual Student Design Contest conducted by Electronic Design Automation leader Cadence. Her project was to design a low power, low noise signal conditioning chip for sensor applications.
Priyanka was on hand at last week’s Cadence User conference, Cadence Live 2012 in Bangalore to explain her work to delegates. Potential applications include precise temperature sensors; chemical detectors like explosive detectors, gas leak detectors, smoke sensors as well as aerospace and defence applications. She was guided by Prof Maryam Shojaei Baghini.
The work has been published in the IEEE Proceedings ISOCC 2011, South Korea: “CMOS Low-Noise Signal Conditioning with a Novel Differential “Resistance to Frequency” Converter for Resistive Sensor Applications”  
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