LAHORE: A team from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore has designed a ‘Servo Motor Controller (Sermo) System-on-Chip (SoC)’ capable of delivering four proportional-integral systems programmable. -derived control units (PID) with quadrature encoder inputs (QEI) and pulse width modulation (PWM) outputs.
The Sermo-SoC is a motor control subsystem that serves as a research vehicle for exploring the design space of new motor control algorithms. It turns the Efabless Caravel SoC into a powerful servo controller. The design, developed by Dr. Tayyab Mehmood, Dr. Muhammad Tahir, Dr. Ubaid Ullah Fayyaz, and Umer Shahid, was submitted to the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) open source “PICO” design competition. Collectively, 18 designs were selected from 15 different countries, of which Sermo-SoC was granted a shuttle seat out of the four dedicated seats and the design was fabricated with sponsorship from the IEEE SSCS.
Additionally, Sermo-SoC was featured in the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Fall 2021 Issue flagship magazine on the PICO program. The Platform for Integrated Circuit Design Awareness (PICO) program is focused on supporting the rise of the open source ecosystem through sponsored IC manufacturing cycles.
Declamation Contest: The University of Education (UOE), Lahore on Thursday held a declamation contest and national singing competition among students as part of Pakistan Day celebrations at Township Campus.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha said that March 23 was undoubtedly an enviable day in our national history. He added that the day was named Pakistan Day because a formal resolution for a separate state for Muslims was passed on the day. He said that Allama Iqbal dreamed of Pakistan and made the Ummah realize the establishment of a separate Islamic state. Professor Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha and Director of Student Affairs Dr. Muhammad Umer Saleem distributed prizes and certificates to the winning students.
PHA: The 21st Board Meeting of the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) was held at the PHA Headquarters in Jilani Park under the chairmanship of the Chairman of the Board here on Thursday. The meeting was attended by PHA Vice President Hafiz Zeeshan Rasheed, CEO Zeeshan Javaid, all Board members and PHA Directors. Various agendas were discussed at the meeting regarding the department.
The meeting made several decisions regarding planting, increasing marketing department revenue, accelerating the digital system for field staff. Recommendations to increase administration revenue were approved. A summary of the 50% special allowance for PHA employees was also presented.