Projects Proposals

New Projects Proposals for Winter 2017/2018

  • כחלק בלתי נפרד ממגמת הקישוריות לענן, ועל מנת לסייע במחקר ובגידול עדרים, עולה הצורך לניטור ובקרה על בעלי החיים. מטרת הפרויקט הינה לפתח וליישם מערכות איכון מרושתת לבעלי חיים תוך התבססות על “חוכמת העדר” להתגברות על האתגרים הטכנולוגיים ויצירת תמונת המצב של העדר. המערכת הינה מערת ניטור ובקרה בזמן אמת, ומתבססת על יחידות איכון שיקושרו ביניהן מקומית בתקשורת אלחוטית ואז יחוברו לענן באמצעות תקשורת סלולרית. האתגר המרכזי בפרויקט הינו פיתוח מערכת...
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  • Air pressure in wheels of the vehicles is very important for vehicle safety, fuel efficiency and wear and tear of tires. Today there are systems that identify the tire pressure, but they are expensive and do not provide accurate information on the air pressure, but only if it's safe or not to drive the vehicle.
  • Background Vast majority of the modern digital VLSI devices utilize a technique called 'full scan' for production testing. This technique chains all the device registers (flip-flops or latches) in a few shift registers called 'scan chains'. In this configuration, a production tester may use the scan chains to drive logic values to the inputs of combinatoric circuits, sample the results from their outputs, output the results via the same scan...
  • LED Displays are used to display images in bright daylight or for viewing from far away. Such a display consist of a number of matrixes of 3 color LEDs. Those basic matrixes are arranged together to form bigger displays.   Xilinx Zynq-7000 devices is a processor-centric platform that offers software, hardware and I/O programmability in a single chip. The Zynq-7000 family is based on the All Programmable SoC architecture. Zynq-7000...
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  • A real-time operating system (RTOS) is an operating system (OS) intended to serve real-time application process data as it comes in, typically without buffering delays. Latency and determinism are two of the most important aspects in designing a RTOS. Today’s technology and tools enables the creation of HW accelerator IP using HLS – High level Synthesis. C/C++ software language can be synthesized into Programmable devices without the need to manually...
  • Resistive Random Access Memory (RRAM) is an emerging technology based on the Memristor. It has made significant progress in the past decade as a competitive candidate for the next generation of non-volatile memory (NVM). But not only. Beyond the NVM applications, RRAM may also be used in Memristive Memory Computing applications. In this case RAM cells should go through a characterization procedure.
  • ניתור מצבו של הכביש בדרכים בין עירוניות הינו קריטי למניעת תאונות ופקקי תנועה. לרוב ניתן לגלות סדקים או בורות תת קרקעיים לפני שהם הופכים לבעיה. אחת השיטות לניתור היא באמצעות הרעש שהכביש יוצר כאשר כלי רכב נעים עליו. כביש המכיל סדק יוצר רעש שונה מכביש בריא ללא סדקים. מטרת הפרויקט מימוש חישן חכם קטן וזול מאוד, אשר יהיה מסוגל לקלוט את הרעש שהכביש מיצר באמצעות מקרופון. מידע זה יועבר באלחוט...
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  • בבניינים מרובי קומות (כגון הפקולטה שלנו) קימת בעיה קשה של חוסר מידע עדכני של הטמפרטורה והלחות בחדרי הבניין. רוב הבניין ממוזג על ידי מזגן מרכזי, במקרה של תקלה בחדר מסוים בו איש לא נמצא ביום יום (כגון חדרי שרתים) התקלה תתגלה רק אחרי מספר ימים, ולעתים אף חודשים. מטרת הפרויקט נדרש לפתח חישן   מחובר לרשת האינטרנט,  אשר ניתן יהיה להתקינו מקומית בקלות. החישן יהיה מסוגל למדוד טמפרטורה ולחות ולהעביר...
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  • מד הרוח המסורתי מבוסס על שבשבת מסתובבת ועל זנב שמכוון את השבשבת לכיוון הרוח. כך מודדים עוצמה וכיוון. הבעיה במוצר כזה היא שבשל החלקים הנעים בו הוא גדול וסובל מתקלות רבות. לרוב, מתקינים שבשבת כזו במקומות בודדים ומוגבהים, בשל המחיר ועל מנת שלא להפריע לסביבה. בשנים האחרונות הולכת ומתחזקת המגמה של שימוש בחיישנים ממוזערים המקושרים לעולם באמצעות משדרים אלחוטיים המחוברים לרשת האינטרנט – Internet Of Things (IoT). היות ומחירם זול,...
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  • Apples Siri and Amazon’s Alexa are voice activated systems. Here a microphone is always active. It listens to the surrounding, samples and digitizes the data, analyses them to some extend and sends them to a host for final processing. The host may then activate or deactivate specific devices in a home. This proposed project should enable the HSDSL ‘IoT experiment’ at a later stage to utilize voice activation. Therefore, a...
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  • The MIPS processor, designed in 1984 by researchers at Stanford University, is a RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) processor. Compared with their CISC (Complex Instruction Set Computer) counterparts (such as the Intel Pentium processors), RISC processors typically support fewer and much simpler instructions. With around five billion MIPS-based products already shipped, and many universities and schools around the world teaching CPU architecture using MIPS as their preferred platform, MIPS is...
  • High speed digital systems require data transfer rates equal to or higher than 1GHz. These rates, and the resulting system bandwidths, pose severe design challenges aimed to minimize the system-induced distortions that affect the binary signal integrity and, consequently, the ability of the decoding sytem to recover correctly the digital data. These distortions can originate from both stochastic processes, such as AWGN and phase jitter, or from deterministic, such as...
  • The fuel theft problem is one of the most difficult problems in managing fleets of vehicles. The theft itself can happen from the fuel transporter tanker itself and up to vehicles and trucks that uses the fuel. In recent years, several systems were developed to detect incidents of fuel theft in privet cars and trucks. The problem in trucks is critical since fuel tank hold more than 400 liter of...
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  • Background: Resistive memory is a new technology based on a passive circuit element called Memristor, which changes its resistance value based on the current flowing through it. Memristors are nanoscale elements that can be easily integrated in a typical VLSI manufacturing process. Therefore, they present high potential as a super-sized embedded memory in various applications. One of them is security. Most of the semiconductor devices that deal with security need...
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  • Fast communication channels have become an important basis of all fast digital system. From Smartphone and home PC to supercomputers. Following the demand for high speed data rate, the data transfer rate has increased over the years. The PCIE gen 1 had 3Gbit the PCIE4 will have 16Gbit. As a result, the problems in SI (Signal Integrity) had become critical. One of the most important SI problems is the jitter...
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  • Background: Side Channel Analysis is a group of attacks that utilize side effects of implementations of cryptographic hardware to gain access to secrets. One of such attacks is a Differential Power Analysis (DPA). DPA is an extremely powerful technique that uses power consumption as a source of leakage. For this, many power traces of execution of cryptographic algorithm are collected and processed. Machine learning techniques are then used to correlate...
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  • IEEE 1588 describes the Precision Time Protocol PTP. This protocol is used to synchronize clocks in a network between server and client. The protocol is based on IP Multicast communication. The algorithm choose master clock to which all clocks in the network are synchronized.  The timestamp are in the 1 Jan 1970 format. And accuracy of the synchronized clocks lay within 100 ns. Project goals   Implement the IEEE 1588...
  • Real-time operating systems - RTOS were developed long ago in order to facilitate the implementation of multi-core CPU processors running real-time applications on the PC, and without the need for dedicated DSP processors. The technology is based on the allocation of part of the available cores RTOS operating system, in parallel to the kind of conventional -Windows exploits the other cores of the CPU. The inherent connectivity between systems components...
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  • Many analysis cases require precise timing packages in resolution of Milli-seconds. The aim of the project is to allow the server to send data packages that include exact transmission time of the package. The hardware on the FPGA will send the packages when the specified time arrives.
  • Digital signal frequency constantly increases due to the market demand for faster and stronger digital instruments. Working in these frequencies required test equipment that samples the digital signal at a very high rate of Giga Herts. Fast testing equipment is very expensive and requires costly maintenance. The industry is desperate for testing equipment at a higher frequency that would be cheap and reliable.
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  • Background In recent years, three-dimensional printers have developed from mere curiosities to Daily working tool to graphic artist, product engineers, mechanical engineers, and more. However, three-dimensional printer device remains very expensive, difficult to maintain and operate, and requires expensive spare parts.
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  • The data transfer rate used by high speed data channels has increased significantly in the past few years. The current PCIe Gen 3 is 8 Ghz and the next generation will be 16Ghz One of the best tools for developing and testing of serial communications channels is a generator that can provide arbitrary serial data at high rate.
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