NXP combines industry’s lowest power logic and engineer’s design skills in their 2014 Logic Design Contest

18th December 2013
Nat Bowers

NXP Semiconductors and Convergence Promotions have launched the 2014 AXP Logic Design Contest. Open to engineers worldwide and featuring the AXP1G57, the contest is designed to showcase the AXP in high-performance, low-voltage and low-power applications.

Contestants will be able to design solutions based on a free AXP1G57GM Evaluation Board provided by NXP. The evaluation board features four configurable logic devices, and allows the contestant to configure each of the devices into seven unique functions.

Billed as 'Our Low-power Logic together with your High-power Creativity', the contestants in the AXP Logic Design Contest will provide essays, schematics and reference designs with their final submissions as they vie for thousands of dollars in expensive consumer prizes between December 16, 2013, and May 31, 2014.

According to Glenn ImObersteg, the President of Convergence Promotions and Embedded Developer, and Cody Miller, the President of Aspen Labs, “We’re really enthusiastic about being able to produce and host this contest for NXP. Our combined assets provide great synergy: Together, the Embedded Developer and Embedded Cores engineering audience, EEWeb’s huge engineering community, Aspen Labs’ design tools, and Convergence Promotions’ distribution and fulfillment capabilities will be working together to provide the optimal tools and channels to make this program a success.”

Clifford Lloyd, business development director for NXP Semiconductors’ logic business line, says “Using an AXP device, engineers can avoid having to make trade-offs between power consumption and speed. AXP logic devices now offer the market a no-compromise solution with their unique combination of low power and high speed.”

According to the NXP Logic Division’s Marketing Communications Manager and director of the design contest, Amita Malakar, “It is really the simplicity and versatility of the device that convinced us to host this contest - if it is so easy to design into an application, it has to be equally easy to test and design on an evaluation board in a contest environment. We’re looking forward to reviewing the unique and creative solutions engineers all over the world can come up with using the AXP”. She adds “Good Luck everyone!”

The contest landing page can be found at:

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