ITB Wins Chip Design Contest in Japan
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Team Ethersound Ganeca from the School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics of Bandung Institute of Technology (STIE-ITB) won the first place in the 18th Large Scale Integration (LSI) Design Contest at the University of Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan. The team is leading among 11 other teams in the Smart Info Media category with their chip design entitled "Ultrasonic Sensor Based Contactless Theremin Using Pipeline CORDIC as Tone Generator in FPGA".
“In the final, the Strata-1 students of ITB beat a team of Strata-2 students from Chiba University who won the second place,” said Nur Ahmadi, the adviser of the team in an e-mail sent to Tempo.
Theremin, the shorter version of the chip’s name, is an electronic music instrument that can be played without even touching it, Nur explained. The Ethersound Ganeca team replaced the conventional antenna with ultrasonic sensor to detect hand motion.
Other finalist from STEI-ITB, Team Sangkuriang were awarded wuth the Fighting Spirit Award for their work entitled "Design and Implementation of CORDIC Algorithm in All-Digital FM Modulator-Demodulator". They created a digital FM system based on CORDIC.
LSI Design Contest is an annual event that is held by the University of the Ryukyus, Japan. Participants are coming from universities across Asia. The works are assessed for three criteria, namely Academic Excellence, Industrial Applicable, and New Innovations The first-place winners are eligible for an award from a Japanese renowned journal IEICE.