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Posted November 21, 2011

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Innovation

Carleton University Opens Lab in Collaboration with Texas Instruments

Ottawa – The technology that makes many appliances, medical devices, communication systems and even automobiles “smart” is likely a Texas Instruments (TI) chip. TI microcontrollers, microprocessors and digital signal processors are everywhere, from automobiles and washing machines to wireless phones and MRI devices. Thanks to a collaboration with TI, Carleton University is putting that processing power in the hands of its students to improve, re-imagine and invent applications that will shape our future.

Carleton and TI officially opened the Texas Instruments Embedded Processing Lab. Housed in Carleton’s new canal building, the lab will equip the next generation of engineers with the skills to develop innovative solutions across a wide array of electronics in some of the most exciting markets, including medical, sustainable energy and smart grid, automotive and home automation. In addition to using TI embedded processors to power these systems, students also have access to TI’s broad portfolio of analog technologies for a complete system solution.

TI offers a wide range of embedded processors, including microcontrollers (MCUs), digital signal processors (DSPs), ARM®-based microprocessors (ARM MPUs). TI has more than 20 years of experience in real-time technologies, working with 80,000 customers worldwide on thousands of different applications. This lab opening reflects TI’s commitment to education for the next generation of engineers who will enter the workforce and develop innovations that will improve our world.

“TI is the leader in embedded processing, so this collaboration ensures Carleton students and researchers have access to the best technology and expertise in the field,” says Rafik Goubran, dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Design at Carleton University. “ The Texas Instruments Embedded Processing Lab will stimulate innovation and the research done here will result in novel, integrated solutions for almost every area of our daily lives. ”

“The educational and project experience gained by students in the unique TI lab at Carleton will help shape the future of biomedical, personal medical and medical imaging industries,” says Brad Ruzicka, worldwide manager of University Marketing at TI. “TI is dedicated to building productive links between education and industry, enabling research to be brought to market rapidly.”

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