Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge
Vietnam MCU Design Contest 2016
To encourage students’ innovation on MCU system design, Texas Instruments announces the MCU Design Contest for Vietnam Universities for the year 2016.
I. Contest Content
It is required to use TI MSP430 launchpads and/or Tiva C launchpads as the main CPU for projects. The students have to design their own hardware platform or/and use existing TI EVMs to implement certain functions. TI analog, power management and wireless connectivity are highly encouraged.
List of 4 launchpads required to choose from:
II. Contest Targets
Qualification: The contest is open to in school Undergraduates. Every team should have 1-3 team members and 1 lecturer as their advisor. The team members of the winning teams of the contests before year of 2016 are not allowed to participate in 2016 contest.
Submit Application Form: All teams should submit an application form for the contest, pronouncing their group & design target. The application form is available online and can be found by visiting TI Vietnam support group on Facebook (link), or can be accessed directly through: TIIC Vietnam MCU Design Contest Application form
III. Score Criteria
In Regional Elections, the judges will evaluate the project quality by scoring the submitted papers in English (full design files or demo videos can be a strong complementary support). In both rounds, the teams will submit the thesis using provided format which can be downloaded from the websites of participating universities.
Score Criteria for Elections (Total 100):
|2. Technical Competence of Project||40|
|3. Demo Quality (Video)||40|
|4. TI Analog/Power/Wireless Connectivity Engagement||10|
In National Finals, the teams need to give a presentation (Please note that teams must do presentation in English at National Final), Q&A and a live demonstration to the judges.
Score Criteria for Finals (Total 100):
|3. Technical competence of project||25|
IV. Contest Time Frame
V. National Level Awards (Following Cash Awards are Pretax)
Sunflower Mission’s Engineering & Technology Scholarships
Sunflower Mission’s Engineering & Technology Scholarships for EACH of the members of the top 3 teams of the national final that meet the following criteria. The scholarship is in the amount of $300.
VII. Contest Organization
Organizer: Texas Instruments Inc.
Contest Judges for regional finals: To be announced later.
Please contact below addresses for inquiry if any:
TI reserves the right of interpretation and modification to all Rules & guidance listed above.
TI Vietnam University MCU Design Contest Terms and Conditions –PLEASE READ
Please read and accept the following terms and conditions prior to making any submissions or providing any ideas or materials to TI. All submissions made for the TI Vietnam University MCU Design Contest (TIVUMDC) are subject to these terms and conditions and by making the submission, you would be deemed to have unconditionally acknowledged and accepted the same:
1. Teams must be composed of no more than three (3) students total and one (1) advising teacher. Each team member must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution as a full-time student at all times during participation on the team and must ensure in writing at the lime of entry and submission of the design that he/she is in fact a full-time student.
2. To be eligible to compete, each team must read and complete the entire entry form and submit on time. There are NO ENTRY FEES.
3. Use of a TI MCU (MSP430 or Tiva C) in the contest is required. TI Analog and Wireless Connectivity are highly encouraged.
4. All final contest designs must be submitted to the TIVUMDC organizer according to the requirements of the rules and must be RECEIVED on time! Participants will not be allowed to change or supplement their design submissions once they have been received. All contest design submissions must consist of the following:
- A report which describes a TI MCU application. The report must be in both Microsoft Word and PDF formats, and cannot exceed twenty (20) pages. Anything after twenty (20) pages may not be read.
- Final contest design submissions must be consistent with the abstract on the team's entry form.
5. All entrants and advising professors agree to follow and abide by the design requirements and judging criteria.
6. All entrants and advising professors warrant and represent that all contest design ideas and applications submitted to TI are entirely original and that they are the owners of all interests in and rights to such designs.
7. No confidential relationship is established between TI and the entrants and advising professors as a result of entering the TIVUMDC. None of the information submitted by the participants will be treated by TI as trade secrets, confidential information or as protected data under any obligation.
8. To protect participants intellectual property rights, (and our ability to publish the contest design submissions), all entrants and their advising professors agree to be bound by the contest requirements for licensing of non-exclusive rights. Ownership of the design ideas and contest design submissions (hereinafter "Designs") shall remain with the entrants and their advising professors. All entrants and advising professors hereby grant TI Incorporated and its corporate subsidiaries a non-exclusive, world-wide, perpetual and royalty-free license to use the Designs in. or as part of, TI MCU products or products containing or utilizing TI MCUs, to modify the Designs for such uses, and to publish the Designs for such uses by TI or by customers of TI under all Practicality intellectual property rights related to the Designs, including but not limited to, patents, trade secrets.
9. Taxes and other obligations are solely the responsibility of the winners. The awards to the Winners are after-tax.
10. No entries or final design submissions will be returned to participants, regardless of whether they are accepted. All entries and final design submissions become the property of TI Incorporated and its corporate subsidiaries.
11. Judges for the contest will be fully competent and are required to be fair and impartial. Names of the contest judges will be published.
12. Employees of TI and their immediate families are prohibited from entering this contest.
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