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Five Day Faculty Development Program on DEVELOPMENT OF EMBEDDED SYSTEMS USING ARM CORTEX M0+ PROCESSORS from 9th JULY to 13th July 2018

INDUSTRY INSTITUTE INTERACTION CELL of GAT, hosts Five Day Faculty Development Program (FDP) on DEVELOPMENT OF EMBEDDED SYSTEMS USING ARM CORTEX M0+ PROCESSORS In association with Board For IT Education Standards (BITES)
Advanced Computing and Communications Society (ACCS)

About FDP

The aim of this FDP is to give faculty both theoretical knowledge and practical skills of how ARM processors work, their architecture, and their applications and to help faculty put theory to practice. Besides the lecture sessions, this FDP includes training using software and hardware tools which give representative examples of practical examples. As ARM micro controllers are already widespread in a number of applications from automotive to networking, and entertainment, and becoming even more pervasive with the diffusion of IoT devices, this FDP will endow faculty with important industry relevant skills.

Resource person:

Prof K. K. Subramanian, founder-director of Axcode Consulting Inc and team, ACCS

About Prof. K. K. Subramaniam

Prof. K. K. Subramaniam is a founder-director of Axcode Consulting Inc, which was started in 2005 to provide consulting services in new product initiatives in embedded systems. Prior to this venture, he served in R&D engineering roles in Oracle, Novell and IBM. His hard-core technical expertise and customer focus won him the Novell President Award in 2001. He is also an adjunct faculty in IIIT-B taking courses on virtual machines and device drivers for M-Tech students. His research interests are in open source kernels,
embedded systems, virtual machines, object-based computing, computing in primary education. He enjoys programming in C.
On the social side, he also served on the BoD of Sikshana Foundation, an NGO in public education, visiting rural schools across Karnataka twice a week for over a decade. He obtained his M. Tech (CS) from IIT Bombay and B. Tech (ECE) from UVCE, Bangalore University. He is a life member of ACCS, senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM.

Registration Fee:

Rs. 3000/- for ACCS/BITES members
Rs. 4000/- for non-members

Register on or before 5th July, 2018 on the link:
Registration fees may be paid either through DD or NEFT with the following details:
Bank Name: Andhra Bank
A/C Number: 143510100047637
A/C Name: Industry Institute Interaction Cell – GAT
IFSC code: ANDB0001435
Branch: RajarajeshwariNagar
Hostel accommodation available for outstation participants
at reasonable costs
Intended audience: Faculty from engineering colleges


Industry Institute Interaction Cell has organized five days Faculty Development Program on  “Development of Embedded Systems using ARM Cortex M0+ Processors”, in association with Board for IT Education Standards (BITES) and Advanced Computing and Communication Society (ACCS).

The eminent dignitaries for FDP inaugural were:
Ms. Apurva Varma – Regional Manager, South Asia, arm University Program.
Mr. Jailendra Kumar – Vice President ACCS.
Mr. Supratik Majumder – Principal Architect with the CPU division at arm.
Dr. Rana Pratap Reddy – Principal GAT.
Dr. Geetha Prakash – Director, Industry Institute Interaction Cell, GAT.

From left, Dr. Geetha Prakash, Dr. RanaPratap Reddy, Mr. Jailendra Kumar, Ms. Apurva Varma, Mr. Supratik Majumder
Resource persons for FDP were Prof. K K Subramaniam, Life member of ACCS, winner of Novell President Award in 2001 and Mr. Nitin Satpute.
Prof Sindhu Menon began with the introduction to the relevance of the FDP. We are living in a world of rapidly evolving technologies and unbelievable strides in computer architecture & related fields. From an Indian perspective, the ever widening gap between academia and industry is a cause for concern. To address these issues and more, The ARM University program offers a unique, user friendly kind solution.
The ARM University Program connects educational and research institutions to a variety of ARM materials, including development tools and platforms, IP, and starting points. Students and faculty members involved in university courses or projects concentrating on system-on-chip (SoC) design, computer architecture, embedded systems development, or assembly programming can benefit from ARM technology.
The function formally started with the invocation song by Ms. Aishwarya, 1st year student from GAT.
Ms. Aishwarya, melodious rendering of the invocation song
Light is a symbol of brightness and prosperity as sunlight expels the darkness of might. To make this event a blessed one, all the dignitaries stepped forward and lighted the lamp to involve the blessings of goddess Saraswathi.
Lighting the lamp by the dignitaries on the dais
Ms Apurva Varma , Regional Manager, South Asia Arm University Program, provided the details of the ARM University program and ARM Educational Resources.
Ms. Apurva Varma briefing about the ARM University Program
Technology is outpacing the changes made in many older curricula. Processors that once dominated the academic space are losing their relevance in today’s world as more efficient and more powerful designs take their place. By partnering with ARM, educational institutions empower their students with real-world, commercial technologies and tools at the heart of a wide range of industries. More than 250 companies are currently licensed to use ARM processor cores, making experience with ARM a distinguishing asset for graduating students. With this in mind, many leading educators, such as University of Michigan, Purdue University, Durham University, and University of Luebeck have already transitioned to ARM processors, ARM Physical IP, and modern development tools in their academic curriculum and research.
The ARM University Program reduces the initial adoption and migration overhead for universities by filtering the vast amount of academic choices down to the most effective, lowest-cost options available. This makes it easy to find development board distributors, free or open source software, as well as a variety of online resources and discussion groups through the ARM University Program web pages.
Dr. Ashwini K, Convener of III cell briefed about the FDP.
The uses of embedded systems are virtually limitless, because every day new products are introduced to the market that utilizes embedded computers in novel ways. In recent years, hardware such as microprocessors, microcontrollers and FPGA chips have become much cheaper.
The objective of this Five Day FDP is to present and discuss the embedded system concepts with ARM Processors, to write the software for the processor, debug the software, to interface peripherals with the processor.
During the FDP, the faculties will learn the features of the Cortex-M processor architecture, along with programming methods to best take advantage of them.
The ARM Cortex-M processor family is a range of scalable and compatible, energy efficient, easy to use processors designed to help developers meet the needs of tomorrow’s smart and connected embedded applications. Those demands include delivering more features at a lower cost, increasing connectivity, better code reuse and improved energy efficiency. The Cortex-M family is optimized for cost and power and mixed-signal devices for applications such as Internet of Things, connectivity, smart metering, human interface devices, automotive and industrial control systems, domestic household appliances, consumer products and medical instrumentation.
The Cortex-M0 core is optimized for small silicon die size and use in the lowest price chips. The Cortex-M series are way easier to write an interrupt service routine for. The Cortex-M uses less energy which is important when making portable devices.
Some processors based on the Cortex-M0 core are
Cypress PSoC 4000
Toshiba TX00
Texas Instruments SimpleLink Wireless MCUs CC1310
Mr. Jailendra Kumar, Vice President ACCS provided the details of ACCS.ACCS is a registered scientific society in India founded to provide a forum to individuals, institutions and industry to promote advanced computing and communication technologies. It is widely recognized as the premier organization for computing professionals in India, delivering a broad array of resources that advance the computing and networking disciplines and enable professional development. Mr. Jailendra also mentioned, like IEEE, ACCS also provides the platform to publish the research papers at a reasonable cost. ACCS acts like a bridge between academics and industry by bringing the experts from the industries so that the stake holders (Faculty and Student) of the organization are exposed to the new technologies. ACCS also publishes the quarterly magazines on the latest technologies like AI, Blockchain, IOT, Cloud and many more.
Mr. Jailendra Kumar, providing the details of ACCS
Dr. Rana Pratap Reddy, Principal GAT expressed his gratitude for all the three organizations namely ACCS, BITES and ARM for coming together for conducting the FDP at GAT. He explained as the technologies are evolving and changing faster and faster from the very large machines to the tiny chip, it is very important to have such FDPs to upgrade the knowledge on the day to day basis on the latest technologies.


Dr. N Rana Pratap Reddy – Principal, addressing the gathering

Dr. Geetha Prakash, Director, III Cell, GAT who has toiled hard with her meticulous planning and executed this event very successfully has rendered the Vote of thanks.


Dr.  Geetha Prakash proposing Vote of Thanks

The key note address was delivered by Mr.Supratik Majumder from ARM Technologies.


Mr. Supratik Majumder giving a technical talk on ARM.

Mr. Supratik covered the points on

  • Arm cpu cores and technology portfolio
  • Arm computing is everywhere
  • Arm compute solution from sensors to servers
  • Applications which demands more performance with greater emphasis on efficiency and power management, then arm plays the role.
  • ARM Architecture covering Cortex A, Cortex R, Cortex M, SecurCore.

Ms.  Sindhu Menon, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering were the host for the FDP inaugural.

Mr. Satish and team from arm explained to the faculties and students how to access the arm educational resources from the arm website.


Mr. Satish and team demonstrating how to access the arm educational resources

Several Theory and Lab sessions were held as a part of the FDP following the inaugural. These were conducted by Prof KK Subramaniam and Mr. Nitin Satpute.

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Valedictory session was held on Friday, July 13th 2018. Chief Guests included Dr. Saragur Srinidhi, President ACCS and  Dr. KNB Murthy, Chairman BITES.

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Certificates and one ARM board being given away to participants.