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10 Sep 2018, 14:24

Panasonic Design Challenge

We have teamed up with Panasonic to bring you two exciting design challenges this Autumn, which will run in tandem and both free to enter. 

We have lined up some fantastic prizes. 

The winners of each challenge will receive a Panasonic 4K Smart TV (TX-49fx650b). The runners-up will receive a Panasonic Lumix camera (dmc-tz70eb-k).

The first design challenge features the PAN1760A Bluetooth RF Module and the second challenge is focused on the PAN9420 Wi-Fi Module, with their respective Evaluation Kits.

There are two phases to each challenge:

Phase 1) Synopsis submission from 10th September to 15th October 2018

All that is required in Phase 1 is for you to submit a brief synopsis of what your intended application would be for the specific module and evaluation kit. From this, Panasonic will select up to 10 entries to go through into the actual design challenge.

Please note: If you want to enter for both modules you will have to submit a synopsis for each, this can be done on the same form.

Phase 2) The design challenge: this will be open for entries from 29th October to 14th January 2019

In Phase 2, Panasonic will provide the module plus an evaluation kit free of charge to the 10 selected entrants to develop a project from their synopses. Those successful entrants will then be required to create an Article on DesignSpark documenting their project, sharing any files, coding etc. plus an overview of the operation (could include a video).

Panasonic will select 1 winner and 1 runner-up from each design challenge. These will be announced on DesignSpark.

Important additional information:

Entrants are free to express their own creativity, which is why we have deliberately provided minimal guidance or criterion for the challenges. Each entry simply has to include one of the following two components:

PAN1760A is Panasonic’s next-generation Bluetooth module with the industry’s lowest power Bluetooth Low Energy SoC. For the BLE challenge, there must be an element of battery powered devices used within the design, such as low powered IoT devices. See attached data sheets for more information,

PAN9420 Embedded Wi-Fi Module. The Wi-Fi challenge must contain either an integrated web server to directly monitor or control an IoT connected device or be able to push IoT data directly into the cloud using the embedded MQTT client. See attached data sheets for more information.

Find more information in the attached datasheets or follow the links above.

To provide a Synopsis simply click the contribute button below and submit your article.

Contribute Synopsis

All entries will be judged by Panasonic with winners and runners-up receiving their prize directly from Panasonic.

Please note, in order to participate, you are agreeing for DesignSpark to share your delivery details with Panasonic.

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10 Sep 2018, 14:24