Awards

Awards, Achievements and Publications

Awards/Achievements – Official

  • Team member – Team of Quarter (TOQ – Q2-12) award for SMC project, Open-Silicon.
  • Achiever of Quarter – Technology (AOQ – Q3-09) award for board design and chip characterization, Sasken.
  • Team member – Team of Quarter (TOQ – Q2-08) award for Missouri project, Sasken.
  • Team member – Team of Quarter (TOQ – Q3-07) award for Telserra Project, Sasken.
  • University 2nd Rank, M. Tech Examinations, VTU – 2000.

Publications

  • Fully Customizable IoT Gateway SoC Platform Targets Wide Variety of IoT Applications “, Article published in www.eecatalog.com on 19 Apr’17
  • Optimized ASIC Design Integrating High Speed SerDes”, Article published in chipestimate.com on 14 Feb’17
  • Validating 2.5D System-In-Package Inter-Die communication on Silicon Interposer“, IEEE EDAPS-2014, Bangalore, IEEE Xplore DOI – 10.1109/EDAPS.2014.7030816.
  • Application Note AN2051, “Precision Digital Controller“, Cypress Microsystems, USA, Nov 2002.
  • Application Note AN2xxx, “Interfacing PS/2 Keyboard using SPI Slave“, Cypress Microsystems, USA, Apr 2005.

Papers/Posters Presented/Submitted

  • Optimized ASIC design integrating 28G SerDes”, Poster presented at DAC-2015, San Francisco, USA.
  • Validating 2.5D System-In-Package Inter-Die communication on Silicon Interposer“, IEEE EDAPS-2014, Bangalore.
  • A simple, low cost method for re-balling a BGA device”, WACI paper submission, DAC-2009.
  • BGA PWB: A Simple, Low Cost Method for Testing Complex Embedded Boards”, WACI paper submission, DAC-2009.
  • Intelligent Transportation: Fleet Management System“, CYBERIA-2000, National level technical event, IEEE, SJCE chapter, Mysore, May 2000.
  • SSTV: A new approach in High frequency low bandwidth picture transmission“, CYBERIA-98, National level technical event, IEEE, SJCE chapter, Mysore, May 1998.
  • Advanced Digital Communication Modes in Amateur Radio“, Southern Region Conference of IETE, Mysore, June, 1998.
  • Multimode Communication Processor for Computing at RF“, CYBERIA-97, National level technical event, IEEE, SJCE chapter Mysore, May 1997.

Awards – Technical

  • Secured “Distinctive Excellence” citation in the Cypress Microsystems PSoC High Integration Challenge-2004 circuit design contest. This contest is organized by circuit cellar, USA and sponsered by Cypress Microsystems, USA for my project titled “Multi-Meter for model aircraft/kite” .
  • Secured “Distinctive Merit” citation in the Zilog Flash for Cash – 2003 circuit design contest. This contest is organized by circuit cellar, USA and sponsered by Zilog, USA for my project titled “Data Acquisition System”.
  • Secured “Distinctive Excellence” citation in the Motorola Flash Innovation-2003 circuit design contest. An bi-annual contest organized by circuit cellar, USA and sponsered by Motorola Inc, USA for my project titled “Intellistick: The eye of the blind” .
  • Secured “Honorable Mention” citation in the Cypress Microsystems PSoC Design Challenge-2002 circuit design contest. The contest was organized by circuit cellar, USA and sponsered by Cypress Microsystems, USA for our project titled “Precision Digital Controller using PSoC-CY8C26443-24PI Microcontroller”.
  • Secured 2nd Prize in Hardware Design Contest duing Cyberia-2000 in May-2000 held in SJCE, Mysore.
  • Secured 2nd Prize in All india Motorola Discover An Inventor Contest-1999 , for developing an “Fermentation Controller” using Motorola MC68HC705P6A Microcontroller.

Awards – Amateur Radio

  • Rajiv Gandhi Foundation Award 1998 , Instituted by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi, presented by Mrs. Sonia Gandhi at New Delhi in Aug. 1998 ( See the photo below ).
  • GOLDEN KEY AWARD for Excellence in CW (Morse Code) Operations Instituted by Old Timers Guild, Bangalore in 1997 with Award Serial Number – 22.
  • Worked All Kerala Districts (WAKD) Award for working all the Districts in Kerala during 1994 with Award Serial Number – 1. An award instituted by Kerala Amateur Relay League (KARL), Kerala.
  • Secured 2nd prize in sector-1 of First “Day & Night Fox Hunt” held in Bangalore in May 1999.
  • Secured Rank 8 in world, in the annual “Hunting Lions on Air contest” (HLITA) held in Jan, 1998 organized by “The International Association of Lions Club”, Illinois, USA.
  • Secured First place in QRP-PHONE category in the 6th annual TRANS-INDIA CONTEST in 1998, a National level on the air contest organized by “Ham Radio Guild”, Cochin.
  • Secured First place in “Queen City Contest” National level CW and phone Contest held in Oct,1997.
  • Secured Rank 20 in world, in the annual “Hunting Lions on Air contest” (HLITA) held in Jan, 1997 organized by “The International Association of Lions Club”, Illinois, USA.
  • Secured First place in “Rajiv Gandhi Memorial National level CW Contest” held in Jan, 1997.
  • Secured 2nd place in QRP-CW category in the 4th annual TRANS-INDIA CONTEST in 1996, a National level on the air contest organized by “Ham Radio Guild”, Cochin.
  • Secured 2nd place in QRP-CW category in the 3rd annual TRANS-INDIA CONTEST in 1995, a National level on the air contest organized by “Ham Radio Guild”, Cochin.
  • Secured First place in 2nd “Royal City Fox Hunt” held in Mysore in Nov, 1995.
  • Secured First place in SWL QSL card collecting in 1993. Collected 93 VU land QSL cards in duration of 2 months.

Rajiv Gandhi Foundation Award – 98” presentation ceremony held in New Delhi on 21st August 1998