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Model-based synthesis of digital electronic circuits for embedded control

Project description

Embedded Systems Design To develop a unique paradigm for the design of embedded control systems that will reduce the gap between control and circuit worlds and reduce the costs in automotive products

Embedded integrated circuits (ICs) are a larger market segment than embedded software and embedded boards. A functionality of paramount importance in embedded systems is their capability to connect with various sensors, actuators, and human interfaces to provide autonomous intelligence in the physical system they are embedded into, such as mobile phones, digital cameras, automobiles, printers, pacemakers, etc. This embedded control functionality is the core element for the combination of the embedded and embedding system to behave properly. As such, highly pervasive and embedded control systems are enablers for much of the high-tech infrastructure that facilitates the lives of many citizens and contributes to their prosperity. Consumer products in our homes, professional equipment, health care, and automotive and transportation systems all heavily rely on embedded control technologies.
In spite of the importance of embedded control in daily life, there is a surprising lack of methods to design and deploy embedded control systems in a systematic and efficient manner. There is an abundance of methods for the separate design of the control algorithms eventually embedded into a hardware platform, or to create a suitable hardware platform for the implementation of a given function. However, an automated and integrated design flow from mathematical models of the embedding physical system to electronic circuits is not available at present.
The MOBY-DIC project will research and develop a unique paradigm and supporting tool chain for the design of embedded control systems, with the aim of reducing both design costs and time to market, thus helping to provide European manufacturers a competitive advantage. Such reductions are dependent on the characteristics of the final product, but in average a 30%-50% could be achieved for a general purpose case.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2009-4
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator Contact

Marco STORACE (Prof.)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 467 960
Administrative Contact
MARCO STORACE (Prof.)

Participants (6)

ON SEMICONDUCTOR BELGIUM BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 256 100
Address
Westerring 15
9700 Oudenaarde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frederik DELEU (Mr.)
FORD FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM AACHEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 236 787
Address
Suesterfeldstrasse 200
52072 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Urs Christen (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 451 515
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margarita Martínez-Pais Loscertales (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 239 766
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luca Deseri (Prof.)
SCUOLA IMT (ISTITUZIONI, MERCATI, TECNOLOGIE) ALTI STUDI DI LUCCA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 82 251
Address
Piazza San Ponziano 6
55100 Lucca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
GAELLE LE SAUX (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 388 001
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gerard Verschuren (Mr.)