ANDHRA PRADESH

Need for embedded systems discussed

Staff Reporter

VISAKHAPATNAM: AU College of Engineering Principal P.S.N. Raju on Saturday underlined the need for using embedded applications including global position system to guide the cars to specified destinations.

After inaugurating a two-day national workshop on ‘Embedded systems, microcontrollers and nano systems’ here , he said without embedded system and microcontroller, no instrument could be operated.

He gave details about the achievements of the engineering college. All departments had been accredited for five years by NBA and the university was accredited with an ‘A’ grade of 3.65 out of 4. It had also received ISO certification, he added.

Prof. S. Mohan, a specialist in nano-technology from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore said that AU College of Engineering was one of the premier colleges in the country. He said he was a member of NAAC committee, which visited the university three years ago.

Prof. Mohan, who is responsible for establishment of a nano fabrication centre at IISc, Bangalore with Rs.100 crores promised to provide all the support to Andhra University if a course was started in nano and embedded systems. He said courses on the technology should be introduced in the all the colleges of the university.

Prof. G.S.N. Raju of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, the chairman of the workshop, said even washing machine was also fitted with an embedded system. Only two per cent of nine billion chips manufactured were used in computers and the other 8.8 per cent billion were used in embedded systems, he stated.