Vital Electronics | Cypress Semiconductor
A few months ago I asked if you knew what the Term "Vital Electronics" means.
Vital Electronics is the study and use of electrical components, circuits, networks, and systems
to achieve a design goal of protecting, saving, and improving critical infrastructure and hence the
quality of life. Vital electronics domain is a heterogeneous computing environment derived from
sensors, and actuators, networks, embedded systems, and ambient intelligence with intelligent,
robust, and trustworthy nodes capable of building Application-Centric Embedded Computers
from “off-the-shelf,” dynamically configurable virtual computational and networking parts.
And I have put my money where my mouth is by signing up for ECE994 at University of New Hampshire.
It is a graduate level course on - you guessed it - Vital Electronics! I am taking it online trhough a UNH program called "Farview".
You can take it as well if you are interested. Details can be found below:
Vital Electronics: Networked Computing Using Programmable Systems-On-Chip
Uses PSoC as the Building Block for Next-Generation, Networked Embedded Systems
SAN JOSE, Calif., September 3, 2010 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced that the University of New Hampshire (UNH) College of Engineering and Physical Sciences is offering a new course highlighting the PSoC® programmable system-on-chip. The course, open to interested students and the community at large (for continuing education credits) is part of Far View Distance Learning Program at UNH, allowing students to take the course remotely. More information and registration for the course is available at
The course is entitled: ECE 994 - Vital Electronics: Networked Computing Using Programmable Systems-On-Chip. It is offered on Tuesday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Eastern time. It will use PSOC as the building block for the next generation networked embedded systems, focusing on sensing, controlling, and communicating challenges, as well as innovation, economics, validation, robustness, and the application domain. It will also use case studies, including sensorized laboratories; critical infrastructure monitoring and protection and global design methodology for in-situ hardware development.
“We’re pleased to offer this important course to our students and interested community members,” said Professor Andrzej Rucinski, the course architect and instructor. “I believe the principles covered in this course are essential to those involved in designing next-generation embedded systems. The PSoC architecture is a perfect platform for this subject matter.”
“We’re pleased to see more and more prestigious universities around the world adopt PSoC as an integral part of their curricula,” said Patrick Kane, Cypress’s director of University Relations. “Professor Rucinski has developed a course that will be of great benefit to both current students and to practicing engineers who want to stay ahead of the curve in embedded design.”
Next trip is to UNH and ESC Boston SEP 20-24
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