The technology that makes many appliances, medical devices, communication systems and even automobiles “smart” is likely a Texas Instruments (TI) chip. TI microcontrollers, microprocessors and digital signal processors are everywhere, from automobiles, to washing machines, to wireless phones to MRI machines. Thanks to a collaboration with Texas Instruments, Carleton University puts that processing power in the hands of its students, to improve, re-imagine and invent applications that will shape our future.

Carleton and TI officially opened the Texas Instruments Embedded Processing Lab on November 23, 2011. Housed in Carleton’s Canal Building, the lab equips the next generation of engineers with the skills to develop innovative solutions across a wide array of electronics in some of the most exciting markets including medical, sustainable energy and smart grid, automotive and home automation. In addition to using TI embedded processors to power these systems, students also have access to TI’s broad portfolio of analog technologies for a complete system solution.

TI offers a wide range of embedded processors, including microcontrollers (MCUs), digital signal processors (DSPs), ARM®-based microprocessors (ARM MPUs). TI has more than 20 years of experience in real-time technologies, working with 80,000 customers worldwide on thousands of different applications. This lab opening reflects TI’s commitment to education for the next generation of engineers who will enter the workforce and develop innovations that will improve the world we live in.