System on Chip - A Compact and Integrated Technology

School of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET), JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) organized a webinar on ‘System on Chip’, on May 28, 2021. A total of 161 students attended the webinar.

The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Anil Kumar D, Assistant Professor – Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, BMS Institute of Technology and Management. Dr. Anil has a rich industry, teaching, and research experience of 2 years, 18 years, and 6 years, respectively. Dr. Anil is an expert in microcontrollers, microprocessors, embedded system designs, applied embedded system designs, operating systems, RTOS embedded systems, systems on a chip, etc.

The webinar provided participants a detailed overview of the system on a chip; an integrated circuit (IC) that integrates every individual component, or most components of a computer or other electronic systems. These components include a central processing unit (CPU), input and output ports, internal memory, analog input, and output blocks, etc.

The webinar was organized for all the students and faculty members of ECE and other departments of FET, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University). The webinar extensively included a hands-on demonstration of techniques and skills related to the system on a chip (SoC). At the end of the event, the participants were able to create a prototype used in systems related to the internet of things, embedded systems, smartphones, cars, etc. The workshop aimed at individuals seeking knowledge about the creation of systems on a chip. The event highlighted that the future is all about reducing energy wastage, saving up on spending costs, and reducing the space occupied by large systems. With an SoC, all these goals can be achieved as it essentially sizes down what is normally a multichip design to a single processor that uses much less power and space. These chips have made it possible to create a plethora of portable devices that can be conveniently carried anywhere and everywhere without ever having to compromise on the capability and functionality of the gadgets.

Overall the webinar was a success, and the participants found it to be extremely informative as the same was reflected in the feedback comments. The participants were actively involved during the entire event, including the feedback session.