The COordinate Rotational DIgital Computer (CORDIC) algorithm is a well-known iterative technique to perform various basic arithmetic operations.
Candidate will study the GNU® open source environment with particular focus on Assembler and Linker.
During the last two years of research performed in the COSMIC lab (University of Genoa), an indoor real-time localization system (RLTS) using wireless sensor networks has been implemented.
Candidate will study the AMBA® AXI™ protocol and implement a master and slave interface using RTL (Register Transfer Level) synthesizable language.
The ZedBoard is an evaluation and development board based on the Xilinx Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform. It combines a dual Corex-A9 Processing System with 85,000 Series-7 Programmable Logic (PL) cells.
The goal of the thesis is the design and implementation of charge to voltage conversion channels of a dedicated integrated front-end (Application Specific Integrated Circuit, ASIC) for tactile systems.
After a preliminary study (under tutor supervision) of the functional specifications and the definition of the functional blocks,
Providing somatosensory feedback from a prosthesis back to the user would improve the prosthesis perception capability, fostering functionalities/control and facilitating the embodiment (the amputees may have the impression that the “feeling” prosthesis is a part of their own body). This would substantially improve the quality of life of amputees.
Motivation and application domain
3D printing is revolutioning many technologies. In particular, the development of new materials for 3D printing allow one to design devices that integrate mechanical, sensing and electronics in a novel manner. The general objective of this Master Thesis work is to design and develop force/pressure sensors with 3D printing technologies.