The alumni of 1965-70, amongst the earliest batches of SVREC had a joyous reunion, remembering their youthful days of college, how they went ahead in life and made their efforts worth its weight in gold! Of the glorious gathering of around 25 alumni , we the current generation of SVNITians had the honour of knowing, hearing and connecting to them through a CEV Talk entitled “Interactive Session by SVNIT Alumni of Batch 1970” on 8th February,2015.
The first talk was delivered by Mr. S. Neelakantan (Retd Scientist ‘G’, Group Dir., Helicopter and Fighter Aircraft DRDO) entitled “Helicopters- Concepts and Development” wherein he discussed about the fundamental concepts & history of Indian Helicopter Technologies, development of indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopters- Dhruv, its design, development tests & certification. Prospects of future advanced warfare & tactical helicopters along with their robustness was also shared.
In one of the most interactive sessions, Mr. Sailesh Lakdawala , Energy Consultant , Duke Energy, USA gave insights on power generation, working and reliability of Nuclear Power. He discussed the current scenario of Nuclear Power Generation in USA, India and rest of the world. This interesting talk also discussed about Fukushima Daiichi Reactor failure, Chernobyl Disaster, Thorium Reactors, Breeder vessels, Small Modular Reactors, Pressurised Water Reactor & Boiling Water Reactors.
In yet another captivating talk, Mr. Harsh Thakkar , Senior Consultant, National Grid USA emphasised the importance of System Protection and also gave us the optimism of honing entrepreneurship skills by giving an example of Green Light Planet , a Forbes 30 under 30 (2012) start-up founded by his son Mr. Anish Thakkar. In end we had an overview of current Elevator Technology by Mr. Satish Mandirwala, Eskay Elevators.
It was heart rendering to interact with alumni who had such diverse backgrounds such as US Navy Weapon Systems, Indian Army, Super Alloy Project, Mining Industry etc.
We thank all the alumni for sharing valuable lessons and ethics important for all to succeed in life. We also extend gratitude to Dr. PD Porey, Director, SVNIT, Mr. Utpal Mistry President & Mr. Kamal Parekh Hon. Secretary of SVNIT Alumni Association for extending their help in making this event a grand success. We also thank all CEVians for working hard to put together a successful informative session and the wide spectrum of audience that came to listen the golden words of wisdom of their alumni.
1. Facility to download IEEE Research Papers for no cost through SVNIT Local Area Network
IEEE is The World’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology. For us, it is a very good platform to read about all Research Papers written for all branches of Electrical & Electronics Engineers. But you need to be a member of that particular IEEE society to be able to download and read the paper. But!!! Our college provided us access to IEEE papers from our campus. So if you connect to IEEE website from our college LAN then you can access and download the papers!!!
2. Magazine and Journal Section in Central Library
Entering Central Library and on the second floor there is a Section for Magazines and journals for all branches which are the best way to stay in touch with the latest in technology. So go any explore your technical interest…..
3. Reference Section 2nd Floor Central Library
We have a whole section of the best reference books for 100s different topics of all branches in our Reference Section. Avail that facility to read them and get your fundamentals crystal clear
4. Digital Library – Store house of all well know Tech Journals ….
Go to svnit.ac.in -> Central Facility -> Central Library -> On Right Section Digital LibraryLINK
You need to login through our college LAN and then you can access various cool stuff like
I am a student of the <>th semester, can I apply ?
Every student is (wrongly) advised by seniors to go for a internship at the earliest opportunity. Senior students often tell junior students (wrongly) that grades don’t count, and that projects are all that matter. They are wrong. Grades count – we look at your grades very carefully when we select you for the Internship.
The best time to go for a Internship is in the summer following Semester 6 + Semester 7 (nearly 9 months), or the whole of Semester 7 + winter + Semester 8 (almost a year). Without doing your discipline courses in Semesters 6 and 7, you could be very badly prepared for any internship.
Please try to follow the advice below when you choose your Internship period:
If you are a student of Semester …. :
Please do not come for this internship or ANY internship for that matter in Semester 1-3.
Take your textbooks for the next semester and study the chapters.
Try to solve the questions and read alternative textbooks in the area.
Also, do NOT join C# / .ASP / .NET coaching classes – such courses only reduce your study time. An employer will probably hire a programmer for these skills and not a software engineer.
Confused ? The difference between a software engineer and a programmer is like the difference between a doctor and a compounder. Both can administer a injection, perhaps even equally well – but only the doctor would knowwhy the injection was necessary. Even if the compounder, due to long practice, gets to administer the injecton more deftly than the doctor, the doctor will still be the only of the two who knows why. The compounder would always know just how to administer the injection.
If programming also interests you, buy a good book on the language you want to program in, download linux (www.ubuntu.com) and learn it for free at home.
Please avoid coming for a Internship in Semester 4 unless there is something special you think you need to do. Special things could be going to Institute X because there is a Scientist X there who specialises in Algorithm Y, taking a course in a area not taught in your Institute next semester.
Semester 5, 6
Prepare for your Internship by doing all of the following:
Read the latest journals in areas of interest every Friday – either in the library or on the net (see www.webproforum.com)
Read alternative text books
Read IEEE / IEE Journals for recent papers – don’t bother if you don’t understand everything at first (30% understood is good enough). Keep reading.
Form Special Interest Groups (SIGs), meet on a weekly basis and discuss topics
Give (voluntarily) a Weekly Seminar on what you read – you could give this to your Special Interest Group
Talk to your own Faculty / lab technicians for possible projects you could do – whether in lab-oriented or theoretical projects.
Start identifying faculty in your institute or outside your Institute in the areas of interest. Write to them. Do NOT write emails indiscriminately to hundreds of people – it will backfire on you when you are found out.
Attend conferences, talks and lectures in your city.
Watch Discovery, CNN, National Geographic and Eklavya.
Join a local library. Visit the local University library. Read fiction and non-fiction. Take Art classes. Take pottery classes. Learn to play a musical instrument.
Watch lectures of the courses you are being taught on YouTube.
Read the course material of the courses being taught to you on MIT’s Open courseware site or IIT’s NPTEL site.
Apply for Internship in time
Try to do projects within your Institute. Accomodation is not a problem. People know you and your background and the chance of being handed a task you cannot execute is minimal.
On the other hand, a Faculty Member in another Institute is very likely to assume that you have done something in your coursework which you have not done. You avoid all the following when you do your project in your own Institute ! It is no joke – it cuts into work time and influences work moods significantly.Only when it is absolutely unavoidable, go outside your Institute to do a Internship. And if you do go to another Institute, give first priority to availability of accomodation on campus even if it is marginally more expensive. This saves time and you get to meet more people in your peer group, have longer working hours and tend to achieve much more in your Internship.
Coming to a strange city or a strange country
getting accomodation, or even having to adjust yourself into a relative’s home for six long months
having constantly worried parents
dealing with indifferent food
going through long commutes
suffering irregular mealtimes
Things I would like to add:
2 most inspiring and knowledgeable novel that will change your thinking:
Fountainhead By Ayn Rand
Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell
For ones who are not not good at programming read “The C Programming Language (Ansi C Version) 2nd Edition” written by creator of C – Dennis Rotchie. It costs only Rs 146!!! Link
For 1st yearites the best option to get their 1st year concepts right by watching videos @ NPTEL’s & MIT 1st year course for EC & Comps students Link1Link2
The first prototype, originally called the Chord Glove, was developed by Mapes at the University of Central Florida.Commercialized by Fakespace Laboratories (Mountain View, CA), it uses electrical contacts at the fingertips, on the back of fingers, or in the palm. When two or more electrical contacts meet, a conductive path is completed and a posture can be made. The PinchGlove interface detects whether a posture has been made and keeps a record of the posture duration. Postures can be programmed, and no additional posture recognition techniques are required. This makes the PinchGlove excellent for posture recognition with over 1000 postures theoretically possible.It uses polling algo. Asalient feature of this glove is that it does not require calibration. 
Commercialized by Didjiglove Pty, Ltd., the Didjiglove uses ten capacitive bend sensors to record finger flexion (fingers MCP and PIP, and thumb TCMP and MP). The sensors consist of two layers of conductive polymer separated by a dieletric. Each layer is comb-shaped; a change in the amount of sensor bending results in a change in the overlapping electrode surface, and ultimately in a change in capacitance. The Didjiglove requires calibration: to calibrate the glove, the user makes hand shapes and records these by pressing. It has small glove latency (10ms) It is designed for computer animation, and specifically to function as an advanced programming interface for toolkits such as 3-D Studio Max and Maya for which software drivers are provided. 
CyberGlove, created by Virtual Technologies, Inc. in 1990. Virtual Technologies was acquired by Immersion Corporation in September 2000. In 2009, the CyberGlove line of products was divested by Immersion Corporation and a new company, CyberGlove Systems LLC, took over development, manufacturing and sales of the CyberGlove.
It comes equipped with 18 or 22 piezo-resistive sensors. The 18-sensor model features two bend sensors on each finger (MCP and PIP joints), and four abduction/adduction sensors ,plus sensors measuring thumb crossover, palm arch, wrist flexion, and wrist abduction/adduction. The 22-sensor model features four additional sensors for measuring DIP joints flexion. Calibration is needed to make glove measurements insensitive to differences in users’ hands, finger length, and thickness and convert sensor voltages to joint angles. It is performed with the Virtual Hand calibration software by having the user flex their hand a few times and editing the gain and offset parameter value for each sensor to best match the motion of the virtual hand to the physical hand. 
In addition to the CyberGlove, Immersion Corp also developed three other data glove products: the CyberTouch, which vibrates each individual finger of the glove when a finger touches an object in virtual reality; the CyberGrasp which actually simulates squeezing and touching of solid as well as spongy objects; and the CyberForce device which does all of the above and also measures the precise motion of the user’s entire arm.
Patented in 1997, it is commercialized by Humanware Srl (Pisa, Italy). It is equipped with 20 Halleffect sensors that measure flexion/extension of the four fingers MCP, PIP, and DIP joints and flexion/extension of the thumb TMCP, metacarpal phalangeal (MP), and interphalangeal (IP) joints, aswell as fingers and thumb abduction/adduction; two additional sensors measure wrist flexion and abduction/adduction.Glove calibration is similar to that of the CyberGlove and is performed through a software package called Graphical Virtual Hand, which displays an animated hand that mirrors movements of the user’s hand.
The Humanglove is a sensorized elastic fabric glove designed and commercialized by Humanware. The Humanglove is equipped with 20 Hall effect sensors. Each sensor measures data related to a DOF of the hand. The nominal sensor characteristics are resolution, 0.4° over a range up to 90°; linearity, about 1 percent full-scale output; and accuracy, about 1°. However, no information about the sensors is available concerning their performance when they are mounted on the elastic fabric glove.
5DT Data Glove
Uses optical-fiber flexor sensors 1 sensor per finger to measure overall flexion of the
four fingers (average of MCP and PIP joint flexion) and thumb (average of MP and IP joint flexion)& 1 tilt sensor to measure tilt of wrist. Gesture library uses binary open/close configurations for the fingers, excluding the thumb, so that 2^4 = 16 possible gestures can be generated. (V) 
3 Glove Accessories
A complete description of hand movement requires knowledge of
1. Hand configuration (amount of joint bending or joint relative positions) – Sensor Glove
2. Hand position in space (location and orientation of the hand, for a total of 6 DoFs—3 for translations and 3 for rotations) – 3 D Trackers
Key performance parameters of sensor– accuracy in dergrees , jitter, drift and Latency
Sensor are broadly classified into
Magnetic-Hall-effect eg RFID
Magnetic field producedby a stationary transmitter to determine the positionof moving receiver element
lowcost, reasonable accuracy, and no requirement of directline of sight transmitter–receiver
sensitivity to magnetic fields and ferromagnetic materials.
Ultrasonic signalproduced by a stationary transmitter to determine the positionof a moving receiver
No metallic interference
Suffer from echoes from hard surfacesRequire direct line of sight Update rate is approximately 50 datasets/s, less than half that of magnetic trackers
Uses optical sensing to determine the real-time position/orientation of an object
Insensitive to metallic interference
line of sightSensitivity to reflection of light from surfaces in theenvironment.
measures the rate of change of an object’s orientation or therate of change of an object’s translation velocity
Till now I completed the survey of kinds of Data Glove and the kind of technology they use. I have also created my virtual reality model. Future steps I will undertake
Decide Sensor’s which are most appropriate for my application
Intergate sensors with hardware to process the data- NI Hardware (V)
Virtual Hand Designing in Autodesk Inventor(Completed)
Integrating VR Hand to sensory data – NI Labview
Pics of hand I designed in Autodesk Inventor
So keep following this post for viewing the future work in this project!!!!!
 Dipietro, L.; Sabatini, A.M.; Dario, P., “A Survey of Glove-Based Systems and Their Applications,” Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews, IEEE Transactions on , vol.38, no.4, pp.461,482, July 2008
Bridge between College and Real Life Scenario-Work Of Intel Engineer
Latest in MPU & MCU
Leading Companies In MPU
Physical View of MPU & MCU:
Fairchild Semiconductors founded in 1957, invented the first IC in 1959.
In 1968, Robert Noyce, Gordan Moore, Andrew Grove resigned from Fairchild Semiconductors.
Found their own company Intel (Integrated Electronics).
Intel grows from 3 man start-up in 1968 to industrial giant by 1981.
It had 82,500 employees (2010) and $53.34 Billion revenue(2012).
1947-Invention Of Transistor
1959-Invention Of Integrated Circuit
1965-Birth Of Moore’s Law
1971-Development of First Microprocessor-4004
1971-Development of First Microcontroller-TMS1000
2011 May 2, , Intel announced its first 22 nm microprocessor, codenamed Ivy Bridge, using a technology called 3-D Tri-Gate
Gorden Moore’s Law
”The number of transistors on integrated circuits will double approximately every 24 months.”
So what changes do they do actually?
Bring in Advanced Micro-architecture technology which puts in more and more no. of transistors on a unit sized chip
Key Features Of MPU & MCU:
Lower Power Consumption-CMOS
Bridge between College and Real Life Scenario-Work Of Intel Engineer
What do these Engineers do?
Process Engineers-develop the most efficient methods for semiconductor manufacturing using state-of-the-art equipment and materials
Yield Engineers– work closely with process engineers to improve product yield and to troubleshoot process flow from root causes to equipment tuning
Equipment Engineers– own and lead the stability, improvement, maintenance and performance functions of extremely advanced tools
Design Automation and Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineers– design, develop, maintain, and provide user support of CAD tools, assist with schematic entry and analysis in the integrated circuit design process, and create and implement computer-controlled automatic test systems. In all of these tasks, their core objectives are simple—to improve quality and reduce costs
Hardware and Software Product Development- ensuring the testability and manufacturability of integrated circuits, optimizing component production, and evaluating, developing and debugging complex test methods. Working with our process technology development and product teams, these individuals help deliver the best process and design effective reliability models based on ROI, process limitations, Q&R requirements and product usage models
Component Design and Validation– responsible for chip layout, circuit design, circuit checking, device evaluation, and validation. Starting with product requirements and logic diagrams, they plan design projects and help address the unique needs of our customers
Research and Development– Explore how customers interact with technology, what they love about it, and how to make off-the-wall ideas usable reality. Whether you’re applying new materials, emerging technologies or customer insights, your innovations will be what transforms the computing capabilities of tomorrow.
Latest in MPU & MCU:
What the hell is the difference between these i3 i5 and i7 Processors???
Cores2(dual)/4(Quard)Threads-2/4 4/(6-8) MB Cache 3.2 to 3.6/2.4 to 2.6 GHz Clock Speed
Cores-4(quard)8 MB Cache3.06 to 3.2 GHz Clock Speed
32 nm technology
32/45 nm technology
32-45 nm technology
Meaning Of Pratik has 64-Bit Laptop???
It means the Microprocessor has 64 data bus lines.
So if you have 32 bit Microprocessor, then it means that there are 32 data lines .
Meaning of 256 MB Memory
So there are in total 8 address lines
Leading Companies In MPU:
Integrated Electronics founded in 1968
Paul Otellini –CEO
Headquarter-Santa Clara ,California
Intel has also begun research in electrical transmission and generation
It has 23,000 employers
Intel has recently introduced a 3-D transistor that improves performance and energy efficiency.
Intel has begun mass producing this 3-D transistor, named the Tri-Gate transistor, with their 22 nm process, which is currently used in their 3rd generation core processors initially released on April 29, 2012
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