LONDON Signal processing based applications specialist RF Engines Ltd (Isle of Wight, England) is investing in the future by not only continuing to recruit engineers but has started sponsoring students focusing on MSc degrees at the University of York.
The company is also providing two special awards of £1,500 each that will be presented to graduates of the DSP course -- one for 'excellence in theoretical signal processing' and secondly for 'excellence in signal processing design'.
"Over the past couple of years, we have developed a close working relationship with the University of York's Department of Electronics," said John Summers, chief executive of RFEL. "In fact, several of our staff are graduates of the University's programme in signal processing, which focuses on the latest techniques in FPGA-based digital design and is probably one of the best programmes in the UK for training students in advanced DSP techniques."
According to Dr Yuriy Zakharov, Leader of the DSP programme at the University, it is vital to provide students with hands-on experience of the challenges faced in the real world by working closely with industry.
"RF Engines is one of the leading companies in the area of designing solutions for challenging digital signal processing applications and we are delighted that they share their expertise and experiences," said Dr Zakharov.
The full-time taught MSc programme in Digital Signal Processing starts at York in October 2009. The one-year course covers the theoretical foundations of DSP methods and develop skills in practical implementation techniques such as FPGA design.
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