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 Tech)

SICODE

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

pyKEY

MicroPython-based bluetooth USB key.

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 Tech)

MC4, MCP

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

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 Tech)

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 Tech)

EML, LCORE, NEI2, ROIE, MAIS, AIE

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

6SG

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

FTS

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

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)

FRUITMETER

Fruit impedance meter.
(In collaboration with UniBZ, Sciences and technologies department)

MACODER

Muscle sonicator.
(In collaboration with IIT U-Vip, Unit for Visually Impaired People)

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 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 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, 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)

SMEx +

Mother board for exoscheleton with updated connections.
(In collaboration with IIT Rehab Technologies Lab, INAIL)

THEC

Tiva Hand Hexoskeleton Controller mother board.
(In collaboration with IIT ADVR, Advanced Robotics)

LIVEWIRE

Simplex body channel communication system.

AUVIT

Audio visual thumble.
(In collaboration with IIT U-Vip, Unit for Visually Impaired People)

BAV

Bracelet wireless setup with 21 speakers, leds, vibrators, 16 touchpads and mems.
(In collaboration with IIT U-Vip, Unit for Visually Impaired People)

APRAV

Curved audio-video setup 2x1m with HDMI connection for projector.
(In collaboration with IIT U-Vip, Unit for Visually Impaired People)

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 Tech)

AUDIO TACTILE ARENAS

Interactive experimental setups.
(In collaboration with IIT U-Vip, 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)

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)

OES

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

RTCHAIR

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

IKART

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

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, Cognition, Motion and Neuroscience)

uRADIO

Micrometer-size radio for spheroids cells monitoring.
(In collaboration with IIT Microtechnology for Neuroelectronics)

1GUWB

1GB/s ultra-wide-band transmitter and receiver.

SMF - RPC

Chemical sample heater and Fluorescence meter system.
(In collaboration with IIT Nanobiointeractions & Nanodiagnostics)

BUZZER

Full custom vibrant boxes for experimental setup.
(In collaboration with IIT U-Vip, Unit for Visually Impaired People)

LFTACS

Low Frequency Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation.
(In collaboration with CTNSC@UniFe)

TMS

TMS - Triboelectric Materials Stimulator setup.
(In collaboration with IIT Graphene Labs)

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 Tech)

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 Tech)

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.

FMC

Field oriented motor control FPGA implemented.

HPU

Head Processor Unit for event driven application.
(In collaboration with IIT Event-Driven Perception for Robotics)

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 Zynq and UltraScale platforms.

GULP

Generic real-time data acquisition graphing and command/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.

RTLS

Real time medium access control algorithm for IEEE 802.15.4A phisical UWB chipset.

PYCAM

Binocular system with high resolution cameras for iCub.
(In collaboration with IIT Event-Driven Perception for Robotics)