Projects

Data Communication

Electronic systems devoted to the information transfer using a wired or wireless medium.

CAN8

Eight can bus interface and I/O board, for FPGA systems.

IC84M

Isolated CAN bus and Ethercat interface board for FPGA systems.

CFW, CFW2

PCI interface board with 10 CAN controllers, 2 firewire ports, 2 audio amplifiers.
(In collaboration with IIT iCub facility)

SICODE

FPGA based board able to drive and acquire data from a custom neural chip
(In collaboration with IIT iCub facility)

Motion Control

Electronic systems devoted to the motor control in robotics and industrial automation.

2FOC

Dual channel field oriented controller board for brushless PMSM motors with CAN bus interface.

BLL, BLP

Controller boards for brushless DC motors with CAN bus interface (Logic and Power board).
(In collaboration with IIT iCub facility)

MC4, MCP

Controller boards for four DC motors with CAN bus interface (Logic and Power board).
(In collaboration with IIT iCub facility)

GEF

Field oriented controller for brushless PMSM motors with GaN transistors power stage.

EMS, EMS4

Ethernet motor supervisor board with 32-bit Arm Cortex microcontroller embedded (M3 and M4 version).
(In collaboration with IIT iCub facility)

ECMS, ECMS4

Ethercat motor supervisor board with 32-bit Arm Cortex microcontroller embedded (M3 and M4 version).

FOCAXI

Motor control algorithms and IPs development board applied on FPGA.

HEMCL, HEMCP

High efficency motor FPGA controller logic and power boards with CAN and EtherCat interfaces.

KMD

Demo light enabled motor drive board for didactic experiments.
(In collaboration with IIT outreach - Research Organization Directorate).

LEM

Low power ethercat motor controller board.

THEC

Tiva hand exoskeleton controller
(In collaboration with IIT ADVR - Advanced Robotics)

Sensors

Electronic systems devoted to the sensing of physical quantities.

STRAIN

Compact 6 axis force and torque sensor with CAN bus interface.
(In collaboration with IIT iCub facility)

EML, LCORE, NEI2, ROIE, MAIS, AIE

Various position-sensors boards.
(In collaboration with IIT iCub facility)

6SG

Six axis force/torque sensor interface board.
(In collaboration with IIT iCub facility)

FTS

Twelve points capacitive tactile sensor boards
(In collaboration with IIT iCub facility)

TPLX

Light exposition meter board for rats.

TAP

Multichannel digital mems microphone acquisition system for audio-imaging.
(In collaboration with IIT PAVIS - Pattern Analysis and Computer Vision)

MMI

Mems Microphone for iCub ears
(In collaboration with IIT RBCS - Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences)

MELA

Miniaturized sEMG for lifting activities
(In collaboration with IIT CSF@PoliTo - Systems and Synthetic Biology)

Assistive Technologies And Rehabilitation

Electronic systems devoted to the particular embedded systems meant to assist people with disabilities.

SNM

Programmable multichannel neural stimulator.
(In collaboration with CTNSC@UniFe Ferrara)

SNM-NRC

New remote control console for the multichannel neural stimulator.
(In collaboration with CTNSC@UniFe Ferrara)

16CS

Programmable sixteen channels neural stimulator.
(In collaboration with CTNSC@UniFe Ferrara)

4MM

Four MEMS Microphones board for Glassense project.
(In collaboration with IIT RBCS - Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences)

WRISTBOT

Front end electronic boards, motor control electronic boards, motor control box assembly for Wristbot projects.
(In collaboration with IIT RBCS - Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences)

TAMO3

Graphic tablet and mouse with tactile feedback, for visual impaired people.
(In collaboration with IIT RBCS - Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences)

ABBI2

Audio bracelet for interaction with blind people, with inertial sensor, sounds generator and microphone.
(In collaboration with IIT U-Vip unit - Unit for Visually Impaired People and IIT RBCS - Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences)

ILOC

Ultra wide band indoor localization and mobile data communication system
(In collaboration with IIT U-Vip unit - Unit for Visually Impaired People)

ZTS

FPGA board for the Glassense project using the MYIR Z-Turn platform.
(In collaboration with IIT RBCS - Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences)

M4BP

FPGA Tactile matrix controller for dynamically changing texture maps.

KID

KInematics Detector board for the evaluation of abnormalities in children gesture.
(In collaboration with IIT C'MON unit - Cognition, Motion and Neuroscience)

ACIRAS

Audio-tactile table.
(In collaboration with IIT RBCS - Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences)

SMEx

Mother board for exoscheleton.
(In collaboration with IIT Rehab Technologies Lab - INAIL)

Livewire

Simplex body channel communication system

Experimental Setups

Systems (comprising one or more electronic systems) designed to implement a particular research experiment.

IHEAD

Interface boards for neuromorphic cameras.
(In collaboration with IIT iCub facility)

AUDIO TACTILE ARENAS

Interactive experimental setups.
(In collaboration with IIT U-Vip unit - Unit for Visually Impaired People)

VPS

Power supply device for vibromotors experimental setup.
(In collaboration with IIT RBCS - Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences)

SRDTI

Rotative setup for dynamic touch interaction group.
(In collaboration with IIT RBCS - Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences)

SLDTI

Linear setup for dynamic touch interaction group.
(In collaboration with IIT RBCS - Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences)

PAP, POL, SRS

Research project for the development and testing of the silicon POSFET transistors:
PAP: Posfet Adapter board for the bonding of the silicon chip,
POL: Jig board for poling and testing of the POSFET chips,
SRS: Demo board for evaluating the tactile capability of the POSFET chips.

KTIA

Very low input leakage current amplifier board for microscopy application, with configurable gain and internal supply regulation.
(In collaboration with IIT Optoelectronics group)

ICUBE

Wireless cube with 16 tactile sensor on every face and positioning sensors.
(In collaboration with IIT RBCS - Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences)

TIS

Triboelectric impact sensor board.
(In collaboration with IIT@SSSA Pisa)

OES

Controller board for optical electronic skin.
(In collaboration with IIT@SSSA Pisa)

RTCHAIR

Software and motor control boards for roto-traslant chair.
(In collaboration with IIT U-Vip unit - Unit for Visually Impaired People)

IKART

Kart for iCub mobility.
(In collaboration with IIT RBCS - Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences)

8 CAN FPGA AND VGA SOFT IP

Development of FPGA based board able to drive 8 indipendent CAN and 2 monitors.
(In collaboration with IIT RBCS - Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences)

SynthTactAER

Development of many FPGAs used to acquire data from 2 Event Based Camera and many tactile sensors
placed on iCub.
(In collaboration with IIT iCub facility)

DYNAMOMETER

Dynamometric setup for motor testing

STATIC DEMO

BUS communication experiment demo.

DYNAMIC DEMO

Multi axis motor control demo.

TCFVS

Trans Cutaneous Fetal Visual Stimulator
(In collaboration with IIT C'MON unit - Cognition, Motion and Neuroscience)

Production test setups

Test equipment for the validation and calibration of designed electronic systems.

2FOC_ADC

Testing equipment for 2FOC boards.

EMS_ADC

Testing equipment for EMS-001 and EMS4 boards.

6SG_ADC

Testing equipment for 6SG boards.

BLX_ADC

Testing equipment for BLL and BLP boards.

FTCS

Force/torque sensor automated calibration setup.
(In collaboration with IIT RBCS - Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences)

U2J4X

USB to JTAG interface for Xilinx

Soft IP

R1

Development of FPGA module able to drive 80x32 leds used as face of R1.
(In collaboration with IIT iCub facility)

DGI

Soft IP acting as a frame buffer.It permits to have an FPGA module, with free license,
to drive HDMI and or VGA ports for monitors and TV.

Software

General purpose applications for cross-sectional use, ad-hoc software tools, or low level software.

ETS

Generic, configurable, PC software suite for EDL board testing.

LINUX DRIVER

Development of linux-based systems and drivers for Xilinx and Zynq platforms.

GULP

Generic real-time data acquisition and graphing real-time command and signal generation software.

OCCM

Software for augmented reality with Oculus Rift device.
(In collaboration with IIT RBCS - Robotic Brain and Cognitive Sciences)

ARM DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT

Opensource, low cost development environment for ARM platforms.