Cadence Tensilica Hackathon

Welcome to Embedded and VLSID 2018 Conference
– Cadence Tensilica Hackathon!!

If you can code using C, believe it or not you can design your own Digital Signal Processor (DSP)!!

Yes, it’s a unique competition to design Performance and Power efficient DSP. This is possible with Cadence – Tensilica’s State Of Art Xtensa technology.

Hackthon will be a place to experience, experiment, learn, share more about Xtensa’s Configurable and Extensible processor idea!!

Hackers will design an optimized DSP processor for “Face Detection” using Xtensa Processor architecture. Face detection and subsequent recognition has become important security feature in many systems. A reference software will be provide to you along with all the required processor design tools from Cadence. Once you are registered you will be provided access to get required training courses from Cadence! It will help you to get head start. No need to bring your laptops etc. at the time of contest, as we will provide you all the compute infrastructure! Just register and experience most thrilling 24-hours of your engineering life!! At the end you will be rewarded with satisfaction of designing your unique complex DSP processor!

Winner HACK is the one who can detect faces in shortest time. You are software programmer or hardware designer, see yourself accomplish Processor design task seamlessly. Xtensa experts from Cadence will be around to help you during entire Hackthon!! Hackathon will have separate prizes for industry and student categories. Hurry-up to register – this hackathon is limited to only 15 teams, you can form your own team of upto 3 members.

 

Schedule:

Entry Date: Please send your entries to studentconferencechair@eviconf.org by December 20th 2017. Along with your entry email – put short description about yourself and your team. Once you are registered you will be provided access to get required training courses from Cadence!

Hackathon prep-up training – 6th January 9.00 AM sharp

Contest time – 6th January 12 noon to 7th January 12 noon

Winners will get exciting cash prizes :

  • 1st place team in Industry Category – Cash prize equivalent of USD 600
  • 2nd place team in Industry Category – Cash prize equivalent of USD 400
  • 1st place team in Student Category – Cash prize equivalent of USD 600
  • 2nd place team in Student Category – Cash prize equivalent of USD 400
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