30 Years of TI's DSP: What's Next?

April 17, 2013
Interschool Lab (750 CEPSR)
Hosted by: Columbia Integrated System Laboratory
Speaker: Dr. Fernando Mujica , Director (Systems Architectures Lab, Systems and Applications R&D Center, TI, Inc.)


Independent of who is telling the story, DSP is a relatively new concept. For example, at Texas Instruments, we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the programmable DSP this year. But that birth 30 years ago was the result of many discoveries made in academic research labs. But, in this talk, we'll only focus on that part of the DSP story in which we played a prominent role. We will start the story with our first programmable DSP, the TMS32010 and tell the story of how DSP moved from being magic to being an permanent part of our lives. We will finish the talk with a few predictions of what the future might hold for these amazing processors which take the theories of signal processing and make their magic much more than an allusion.

Speaker Biography

Fernando Mujica is Director, System Architectures Lab of the Systems and Applications R&D Center at Texas Instruments, Inc. He is responsible for the technical direction of the lab and for maintaining a pipeline of projects in support of businesses across TI. Fernando and the researchers in his organization work on a wide range of technologies including signal processing techniques to enhance analog solutions, signal processing VLSI architectures and massively parallel multi-core programmable co-processors. Fernando's research interests are in the general area of signal processing. He has been granted seventeen US patents and has more in the pipeline. Fernando holds a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, and Electronic Engineering and Magister in Electronic Engineering degrees from Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela.

In his spare time Fernando enjoys playing tennis, photography and motor sports. He is a club-racer and high-performance driving instructor for the BMW Car Club of America. He also instructs for Apex Driving Academy and Street Survival, a teenager driving program. He is married to Gayle and they have three children: Elena, Sofia and Andy.

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