Bangalore, January 7, 2013- Data conversion and semiconductor devices leader Analog Devices has launched its University Programme for engineering students in India. This program will provide engineering students with a hands-on learning opportunity to supplement their core engineering curriculum. Analog Devices showcased and the Analog Design Kits at the VLSI and Systems Design Conference 2013 in Pune today.The Analog Kits will allow engineering students to build and test a wide range of analog and digital circuits outside their university labs, using their own PC without the need for any additional lab equipment like oscilloscopes, waveform generators, logic analysers and power supplies. Students will also have easy access to online and downloadable software and teaching materials, circuit simulation tools, online support, textbooks, reference designs and lab projects to design and implement analog circuits as a supplement to their core engineering curriculum. This approach eliminates the time and space limitations of traditional university lab settings and allows students more flexibility to experiment with real circuits through direct hands-on experience.
Says Somshubro (Som) Pal Choudhury, Managing Director, Analog Devices India: “The University Programme enhances the engineering students’ educational experience with a hands-on learning approach giving them the freedom and creativity to expand the scope of course materials and explore, design, build and test real-world real-time circuits with their personal lab right in the classroom or outside, anytime and anywhere.”
The Kits come in three variants - an Analog Discovery Kit, an Analog Parts Kit and an Analog Discovery Training Pack. The Analog Discovery kit combines a dual-channel oscilloscope, a two-channel waveform generator, a 16-channel logic analyser, power supply and many other circuit analysis tools in a USB-powered, low-cost device. The USB-powered Analog Discovery kit lets students work outside of the lab on their laptop, so they can spend more time designing, testing and analyzing circuits. The Analog Parts Kit offers a large selection of Analog and mixed signal components designed to create a wide variety of useful experiments & devices. The Analog Discovery Training Pack combines the Analog Discovery and Analog Parts kit together along with the Student version of the TINA Design Suite, a powerful and affordable circuit simulation and PCB design suite. With this hands-on exposure, students will be able to understand both basic and complex Analog Design, signal processing concepts like analysis of biasing, time/frequency domain, noise, interference, error budgeting, stability etc. and will be able to build sub systems like Amplifiers, Oscillators, Comparators, Converters, Filters, and Regulators.