Texas Instruments DesignStellaris 2010 Design Contest Winners
Nothing drives technological advancement in the embedded industry like healthy competition among brilliant engineers. The Texas Instruments DesignStellaris 2010 Design Contest is an excellent example of just how innovative today’s top engineers can be when they’re given amazing parts, a deadline, and some enticing incentives—such as international recognition and a chance to win a share of $10,000 in cash prizes.
Back in January 2010, engineers were challenged to use the Stellaris LM3S9B96 microcontroller from Texas Instruments with Keil’s RealView Microcontroller Development Kit (RVMDK) and SafeRTOS from Wittenstein to create exciting new applications. Texas Instruments launched the contest with a simple question: “Just how far will your design take you?” In response, designers from all over the world stepped up to the challenge and delivered truly inventive designs.
After reviewing all the entries and scoring the projects on their technical merit,
originality, usefulness, cost-effectiveness, and design optimization, the judges’ results are now final. Congratulations to everyone who participated in this exciting contest!
Bicycle ABS Brake System
Camera-Based Eye-Tracking System
Rajesh Kademada Chittiappa
Justin Curran, Catherine Woodward, and Tristan Nixon
Fabian de la Fuente
Stellaris BCU/Battery Module
Nghia Tran, Victor Tran, Tammy Tran, Andy Tran, and Trucmai Nguyen
Green Enable Stand-Alone 24/7 Supervisor
Lyudmil Selin and Rosen Koler
Tiny FAT32 on SD Card
SIP Conference Server