I would like to thank Kongu LUG, management, Prof. Jayapathi, HOD, CSE department, staff and students of Kongu Engineering College (KEC) for the opportunity to conduct a one-day “GNU Embedded/VLSI” workshop at Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, Erode on Saturday, March 4, 2006.

Embedded demo

The VHDL code examples and Embedded HOWTO presentations are available.

I spent about an hour and a half with the students in the morning in their RMS laboratory (0900 to 1030 IST). The morning session was on “Embedded GNU/Linux labs HOWTO” (1030 to 1230 IST). Lunch was between 1230 and 1400 IST. The afternoon session was on “Alliance VLSI CAD tools” (1400 to 1600 IST).

KEC have started an FM studio (90.4 MHz) for listeners in and around (10 km radius) Erode. So, they caught me by surprise and conducted an interview. The questions were on Free Software, higher education, GNU/Linux community work etc. They were using soundforge as suggested by the management. I had told them about Audacity and how I use it on GNU/Linux for sound recording/editing etc. I have asked for a copy of the same, if possible, so I can upload it. It should be aired on March 13, 2006, sometime between 1630 to 1930 IST in Erode.


Special thanks to Vijay Anand, final year, CSD for working with me for the past couple of weeks in coordinating the event.

The photos taken during the presentation can be viewed from my /gallery.