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The Embedded Development Tools You Did Not Have When Growing Up

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2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Atlanta, Georgia

Publication Date

June 23, 2013

Start Date

June 23, 2013

End Date

June 26, 2013

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Capstone and Senior Design Projects Session

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Engineering Technology

Page Count

17

Page Numbers

23.1195.1 - 23.1195.17

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https://peer.asee.org/22580

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35

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Antonio Francisco Mondragon Rochester Institute of Technology (CAST)

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Antonio F. Mondragon-Torres received the B.Sc. degree with honors from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico, the M.Sc. degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, and the Ph.D. degree (as a Fullbright-CONACYT scholarship recipient) from Texas A&M University, College Station; all degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1990, 1996, and 2002, respectively.
From 1988 to 1995, he worked in a telecommunications company TVSCOM, Mexico City, Mexico, designing teletext products, first as a Design Engineer and later as a Design Manager. In 1995, he joined the Mechanical and Electrical Department, Universidad Iberoamericana as an Associate Professor. From 2002 through 2008 he was with the DSPS R&D Center’s Mobile Wireless Communications Technology branch, Texas Instruments Dallas, TX and in 2008 he moved to the nanoMeter Analog Integration Wireless branch where he worked as Analog IP verification technical lead. In 2009 he worked for Intel Guadalajara, Design Center in Mexico as Front-End/Back-End technical lead. In 2009 he joined the Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering Technology Department at the Rochester Institute of technology where he currently is a tenured track assistant professor. His research interests are analog and digital integrated circuit implementation of communications systems, and System-on-a-Chip methodologies.

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Adriana Becker-Gomez Rochester Institute of Technology (KGCOE)

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Adriana Becker-Gómez was born in Mexico City, Mexico. She received the B.S.E.E. degree from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico. She obtained the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, and her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas. In 1992 she was a Lecturer and a Teaching Assistant at Universidad Iberoamericana. In 1990 she worked as a Research and Development Engineer and Project Leader for the Automotive Industry in the area of Embedded and Software Systems. She also worked as an Assistant to the Dean of the Graduate Studies of Engineering Division at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico in 1995 .In 2000 she was a grader at Texas A&M University. In 2001 she interned in the Preamp R&D SP Group at Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX, and at Intersil Corporation, Dallas / Milpitas, as a Design Engineer, in the High Performance Analog Group in 2005. She worked at Intersil as a Senior Design Engineer in the Analog and Mixed Signal-Data Converters Group. In 2009 she joined Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York as an adjunct professor in ECT-ET Department. Currently she works as a lecturer in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering in the Computer Engineer Department. Her research interests are in the Design of Low Power Analog and Mixed Signal circuits, Data Converters, Sensors, Embedded Systems and Signal Processing.

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Carmen A Bovalino III Rochester Institute of Technology, Student

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Carmen Bovalino is currently a fourth year Computer Engineering Technology student at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. He is a Dean’s List student as well as in the Honors Program at RIT. His passion lies within software and embedded systems. Carmen is constantly coming up with new embedded side projects and keeping up to date on the newest technologies. He has been designing circuits and building prototypes since he was nine years old. His first software program was written when he was fifteen and has been selling worldwide ever since. Carmen is also very passionate about intelligent lighting and has been a Lighting Designer for eleven years. He has been the LD for countless productions ranging from theater to national rock concerts. Carmen has worked for Synaptics Incorporated and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing so far and cannot wait to start a career in embedded systems! He can be contacted at cab2753@rit.edu.

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Michael B Jones RIT

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Michael is a Mechanical Engineering Technology student in his fifth year at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Derrick Brazil Rochester Institute of Technology

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Derrick Brazil is a 5th Year student in the Computer Engineering Technology program at Rochester Institute of Technology. He has been consistently working full-time and attending school as an evening student. Derrick has worked as an Engineer for General Electric for almost 10 years developing, testing and maintaining digital electronics . He enjoys developing Embedded Systems and honing his skills in computer engineering.

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Michael R Caldwell Graduate Student Rochester Institute of Technology

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sajin george RIT

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Sajin George is doing his masters in Electrical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology(RIT). Working with his uncle at his repair shop, sajin was introduced to electronics at a very young age.  He perused his Bachelors is Electronics and Communication at Karunya University, India after which he worked at Thinklabs Technosoultions Pvt. Ltd. at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. At Thinklabs he was involved in Training and Design of Robotic and Embedded platforms for education and Robotics. After a year at Thinklabs he joined RIT for his masters and is now working with Prof.

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Abstract

The Embedded Development Tools YouDid Not Have When Growing UpIn this paper we give a broad overview of the embedded tools that electrical and computer engineeringtechnology students have available to work on courses, laboratories and especially in senior designprojects.A large number of current engineering technology program instructors grew up in an era whereembedded systems development was extremely expensive and inefficient. You were either working at amedium to large company which could afford tens of thousand dollars in equipment such asoscilloscopes, logic analyzers, emulators, compilers, assemblers, EPROM and microcontrollerprogrammers or you had access to similar equipment available at the university, and in the worst caseyou were in a small company where you were developing products and doing the best you could withvery basic tools that did not allowed thorough development or debugging.Today technology has changed where emulation and debugging capabilities are now embedded into $5platforms. Oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, protocol analyzers are now in the range of $100-$500, and theycan be used on a computer or on a tablet, so students and institutions can now afford to have access tothese. On the other hand, several years ago RF design was a considered more as a mystery and an art.To be able to incorporate wireless communications in embedded systems most likely added hundreds ofdollars to the price tag.The current plethora of applications and libraries available for embedded systems make it possible tohave systems connected through a mesh of wired and wireless networks that can display real time dataand control devices through the internet. A common theme for some time has been the internet ofthings and we have been promoting this in order to try to engage students in the engineeringtechnology career path.The smartphone is becoming a development platform that students can use to interface and controldevices, in the most recent IEEE spectrum the article “Generation Smartphone” gives us a glimpse onwhat students will be designing in the future and how the interconnected society will look like. Tabletsare headed the same way and we will see a really wide variety of devices controlled and interfaced tothese.The paper presents some tools that have already been integrated in the engineering technologyprogram as well as some other tools that the students have discovered and are using to develop theirprojects and applications. Of course this is not a comprehensive overview, but rather our personalexposure to these tools.

Mondragon, A. F., & Becker-Gomez, A., & Bovalino, C. A., & Jones, M. B., & Brazil, D., & Caldwell, M. R., & george, S. (2013, June), The Embedded Development Tools You Did Not Have When Growing Up Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/22580

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