Win $100,000 in TI's DSP Contest

Texas Instruments will hold its 1997 DSP Solutions Challenge, which brings together university students from all over the world to develop new or innovative products utilizing digital signal processors (DSPs). A grand prize of $100,000 will be divided among members of the winning team. 

A DSP is 10 to 50 times more powerful than other CPUs in handling mass-intensive tasks, enabling data to be processed in real time. The competition entry requires an original TMS320 DSP-based design that must operate as a functional application. 

The 1995 Challenge received 230 entries from over 700 students in 26 countries. Two students from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University shared the $100,000 grand prize for their design of a video restoration system that could take old, poor-quality films and digitally clean them for archiving and re-release. 

TI plans to place the resumes of all participating students into a database service for prospective employers. Texas Instruments, Semiconductor Group, Denver, CO, (800) 477-8924, x4500,

This article originally appeared in the 12/01/1996 issue of THE Journal.