A team of faculty members from the University of the Philippines Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (UP-EEEI) received top honors in the 2011 National Instruments ASEAN (NI ASEAN) Graphical System Design Achievement Awards (GSDAA). The NI-ASEAN GSDAA is a yearly international competition that showcases the most innovative projects based on NI software and hardware and is participated in by universities and industries all over the ASEAN region.
Undergraduate Researcher from UPEEE Develops an Easily Customizable Electronic Datascreen Application
Today, the need for applications with rich media interactivity and high connectivity is growing as seen in the emergence of Rich Internet Applications applications like iGoogle where users can easily personalize their workspace and intuitively interact with it. This project introduces an integrated multimedia environment - iMA3X system - that allows users to create an electronic datascreen easily, similar to creating a customized homepage with iGoogle. The iMA3X Toolkit handles different media formats such as image, video, audio, and text and allows new formats to be added. Its user-friendly interface allows even untrained users to easily customize the layout and perform minor adjustments to the datascreen.
GALS DLX: Design and Implementation of a Semi-Asynchronous DLX Microprocessor
Synchronous system designs have well-developed design methodologies. However, as systems grow larger and more complex, problems, such as clock skew, become a major concern. That is why some researches gained interest in asynchronous systems. Aside from eliminating the problem of clock skew in synchronous processors, it also delivers average-case performance instead of worst-case. Low power dissipation is also expected of asynchronous systems because only active modules consume power. Despite the benefits of asynchronous systems, synchronous processors still dominate because asynchronous processors are relatively more difficult to design.
Videophone System on Local Network Developed at Computer Networks Laboratory
Desktop videophones have cut travel costs and improved the productivity of several large com- panies. Because of this, it was predicted that the market for desktop videophones will continue to grow in the coming years. The videophone application of a desktop videophone system - VisioVox - was developed that has an acceptable user Quality of Experience (QoE) by providing high-resolution video and a user-friendly interface compared with commercially available videophones.