The Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE) is dedicated to helping shape the landscape for research in analog electronics. It's the centerpiece of a $16 million collaborative effort to help solve difficult problems facing analog designers and create new fields in electronics that can help address a variety of significant global challenges.
The Texas Analog Center of Excellence at UT Dallas has awarded nearly $3 million to Texas researchers to develop analog technology that enhances public safety and security.The projects funded by the grants are intended to:
- Enable a new generation of devices that can scan for harmful substances such as explosives and chemical agents by researching 200-300-GHz silicon integrated circuits for use in spectrometers.
- Significantly reduce the cost of in-vehicle radar technology that could help improve automotive safety by researching circuit techniques that can improve manufacturing and lower test and packaging costs.
Recipients of the three-year grants come from Texas A&M University, UT Austin, Rice University, the University of North Texas and UT Dallas.
Professor Kenneth O, a leading authority in the field of analog electronics is the director of TxACE at the university of Texas at dallas. Professor O is holder of the Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair at the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.
TxACE is a $16 million project that Texas Governor Rick Perry announced in October 2008. Based at UT Dallas, it’s a collaborative effort jointly funded by SRC, the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, Texas Instruments,and the UT System and UT Dallas.
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