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Model-based synthesis of digital electronic circuits for embedded control

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 248858

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2009

  • End date

    30 November 2012

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 166 025

  • EU contribution

    € 2 122 380

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA

Italy

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.

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

FORD FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM AACHEN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 236 787

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 451 515

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 239 766

SCUOLA IMT (ISTITUZIONI, MERCATI, TECNOLOGIE) ALTI STUDI DI LUCCA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 82 251

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 388 001

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 248858

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2009

  • End date

    30 November 2012

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 166 025

  • EU contribution

    € 2 122 380

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA

Italy