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Avnet Tech Games Held at UAT

Avnet Tech Games

Mark your calendar for the Avnet Tech Games to be held April 2, 2016 at University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona.

The Avnet Tech Games (ATG) is an annual college technology competition that provides students with an opportunity to apply what they learn in school to real-world scenarios. Students compete in teams and each winning team member is eligible to receive a scholarship! Thousands of students will graduate and apply for the same jobs, but the ones who get the best jobs have one thing in common: experience outside the classroom. Adding the Avnet Tech Games to your resume can be the difference that can land you the job that will launch your career.

Why should faculty members and students consider registering for the IoT Sensor Fusion Challenge?

  • Participants will get to work with sensor fusion technology that will be in demand for emerging industry 4.0 and IoT applications
  • The challenge provides hands-on experience in using state-of-the art FPGA technology and programmable logic design tools
  • The game leverages the power of cloud-based analytics tools to monitor captured sensor data

In other words – competing in this particular game gives students a leg-up on the job market of the future! But don’t just listen to us, check out what our judges – who work in this field every day – have to say by watching the brief video below.

What is the IoT Sensor Fusion Challenge? The game formerly known as “Digital Design Dilemma” has gotten a facelift! In this challenge, teams will design and demonstrate a solution using software and gateway with component hardware to achieve a specific set of criteria revealed at the starting time. Completion of this challenge will result in the aggregation of real-time information from a collection of sensors within an All Programmable edge node, making it available for consumption in a cloud-based analytics application. Students will compile a presentation of their solution and demonstrate their work in front of a panel of judges.​

Click here to register.

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Disciplines/Skills Recommended:

  • Electrical computer science and computer system engineering
  • Electronics and manufacturing disciplines
  • Familiarity with Digital Logic Design, Xilinx Vivado Design Suite an FPGA development board

Avnet will provide laptops preloaded with:

  • Microsoft PowerPoint (or equivalent presentation software)
  • Development kits with documentation and additional hardware as needed for the design
  • A USB memory stick for each team to turn in their design and presentation

Students are free to bring other resources (textbooks, notes, etc.) that might be helpful.

Register for Avnet Tech Games


​Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016, at University of Advancing Technology, located at 2625 W. Baseline Rd. Tempe, Az 85283 (Map)
Event kick off: 8 a.m. (please arrive 30 minutes prior for registration)
Complete the design challenge: 8 a.m. – noon (all projects are due at noon SHARP)
Lunch: noon – 1 p.m.
Pre-judging if necessary: 12 – 12:30 p.m.
Judging: 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.​

Awards: Each winning team member will receive $1,000 scholarship. ​​


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