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Texas Instruments’ Stellaris Cortex M3/ M4F: Innovations for Ultra Low Power Microcontrollers

AyalaTBI held its second Kape + Teknolohiya session last June 1, 2011 at the Conference Room A, Tech Portal, UP-AyalaLand TechnoHub, Commonwealth Ave., Diliman, Quezon City. Eddie Koh, the Senior Field Applications Engineer of Texas Instruments gave an overview on the ARM Cortex-M3 devices and its application-specific evaluation boards to speed up project development. He also gave insight on the newest processor in the Cortex M Series.

Mr. Koh addressed 35 representatives of UP Diliman, Webcast Teachnologies Inc., Gold Edge, UP IRC, Innovatronix Inc., Symphony Consulting, SeaChange, Lab Electronia, Smatronix, Circuit Solutions Inc., Icrologic Systems Inc., WPG Electronics, & PCB-Graphtech and talked about how MSP430 can cater to the markets of energy harvesting & building automation, personal health & fitness, RF applications, consumer electronics, portable medical, utility metering AMI & AMR, and intelligent sensors & security. He further discussed its ultra-low-power activity profile operating  at the lowest core voltage, hence, lower costs. Mr. Koh also talked about the roadmap of Stellaris next generation of devices which will have Cortex M4 core – the Cortex-M4 processor features extended single-cycle multiply-accumulate instructions, optimized SIMD arithmetic and precision Floating Point Unit (FPU) building on the innovative technology that characterizes the ARM Cortex-M series processors.

Eddie Koh joined Texas Instruments Singapore as a field applications engineer in 2004. He is responsible for providing field support on various ARM and DSP platforms for key accounts in Singapore and Malaysia. He provides hardware and software support for major projects at Motorola, including several mission critical radios developed for MOTOTRBO and APCO platforms. He provides support for the 70-member team in Penang, Malaysia; and 30-member team based in Chengdu, China. He has also supported multiple projects on portable JPEG, MP3 and MP4 entertainment devices; surround sound systems and echo cancellation projects for Creative Technology Ltd. As part of field support, Eddie regularly conducts seminars, technical workshops and product updates to regional clients and FAEs in English and Chinese. Prior to joining TI, Eddie worked for 2 years as a research engineer in a government funded research agency, Centre for Strategic Infocom Technologies. He holds a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from National University of Singapore and Bachelor of Engineering (EE) from NanyangTechnologicalUniversity.


June 1, 2011 at 1:54 am Leave a comment

David G. Byro

Environmental Scientist, Office of Environmental Innovation, Environmental Assessment and Innovation Division,US Environmental Protection Agency

(David Byro will be working in the Philippines from September 28 – December 18. The U.S. Embassy is pleased to organize his schedule and offer his skills to different Philippine government agencies, private enterprise, educational institutions, and interested non-government organizations. You may contact him in Manila: c/o Economic Section, US Embassy, Manila, Roxas Boulevard, City of Manila. Telephone: 301-2000 extn 5242, Email: (pre 12/18/08) ; (post 12/18/08)

Relevant Experience

Developed in-country experience in conservation of marine resources while putting B.S. degree in Biological Oceanography to practice as a fisheries volunteer in the Philippines from 1981 – 1983.

Published paper on fisheries project in Bais City, Negros Oriental. Fluent in Bisayan (Cebuano) and basic Pilipino.

Served as dive master and scientific diver on intermittent marine and fresh water research projects.

Expertise in the transfer of EPA’s innovative environmental technologies programs (Environmental Technology Verification/Small Business Innovation Research) and will assist in exploring alternative energy options.

Developed and operated the first regional Business Assistance Center in the US including the creation of a strong network of industry, state, local and third party business assistance providers to facilitate collaborative projects with industry. The Business Assistance Center’s focus is to provide compliance assistance, promote pollution prevention and encourage the development of innovative environmental technologies

Current Areas of Expertise:

– development and operation of Business Assistance Center, focused on improving environmental compliance in the private small business sector through collaborative industry partnerships.

– multi-media regulatory and technical assistance and innovative technology development

-dive master and scientific diver on intermittent marine and fresh water research projects

Previous Professional International Experience:

1981 – 1983 Philippines Fisheries Peace Corps Volunteer

June 1995 Philippines Project scoping for EPA’s and USAID’s US Asian Environmental Partnership

project on the Butuanon River


Drexel University/US EPA Continuing Education, Philadelphia, PA,Aquatic Toxicology and Groundwater Hydrology courses 1986-1987

Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, B.S. Biological Oceanography 1977-1979

University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, Study toward a B.S. Biology


Reviving the Bais City Oyster Industry, ICLARM Newsletter, July 1983, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Philippines Oyster Project Opens Way for Small-Scale Farms, Fish Farming International, February 1983, London.

Areawide Implementation of Groundwater Institutional Controls at Superfund Sites, U.S. EPA, July 1991, Washington, D.C

Other Qualifications:

Scholarship: Earned academic Kopplemann scholarship (1976-1979).

Languages: Fluent in Cebuano (Scored 4.0 out of possible 5.0 in Peace Corps exam).

Certifications: 40 Hour Health and Safety/HAZWOPER ; Lead Auditor ISO14001 Environmental Management Systems; SCUBA/Dive Master; CPR; First Aid; AED

November 5, 2008 at 4:03 am Leave a comment

Boozing and schmoozing

Well, we at AyalaTBI like to call it the “networking reception,” an academic calls it “building your external social capital,” and to rephrase its definition to Christine Comaford-Lynch, CEO of business accelerator Mighty Ventures, networking is a way to “be fun and financed.”

There are tons of good and practical advice in the Internet on how to make networking work for you, from arming yourself with business cards to where to hold your drinking glass (left hand, so the right is always ready for the next handshake) and how much eye contact is comfortable (60%) and how much is creepy (more than 60%).

Of course, it’s best to practice and get yourself pumped with goals for the evening. Networking is a skill not a sixth sense we are all endowed with so practicing is not as lame as it sounds.

Ask yourself: “Why am I going? What do I need to accomplish? What can I give to the group?” Obsess over the rules and the advice (“Am I going over 60%? Am I being creepy now? What about now?) during a networking event and that crucial positive impression you’re trying to make is shot.

Comaford-Lynch’s feature on networking in Business Week is riddled with buzzwords that can actually serve as fun mnemonic mantras to networking challenges like lack of time and follow-through. An advice she offers is the “drive-by schmooze.” The practice seems the elevator-pitch counterpart of networking and a vital technique when there’s little time to make sure that your connections are meaningful to your business. There is also the “Rolodex Dip,” which strengthens the connection established during the networking reception and serves as crucial follow-through that most people often neglect come morning.

Whatever the phrase or your perspective of it, networking at AyalaTBI’s Innovation Forum and Kape@Teknolohiya sessions should work to your advantage. The people of AyalaTBI are also there to help with the networking, so just approach us and ask to be introduced to those people who might be relevant to the work you do.

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Next: Ok, but does networking truly work?

August 14, 2008 at 4:29 am Leave a comment

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