Greenhouse Climate Control Station

Growing plants requires controlled environment when temperature, humidity, lights are being constantly monitored and controlled.
We’ll develop Greenhouse Climate control for this purpose.

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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 products incorporate a dual core ARM Cortex-A9 based Processing System (PS) and Xilinx Programmable Logic in a single device.

 

ZedBoard is a board based on Zynq-7000 device and contains all the necessary interfaces and supporting functions to enable a wide range of applications. Such boards enable us to design prototypes of advanced IOT systems.

 

Touch screen – Human Machine Interface (FMC-HMI) peripheral board enables developers to add a human interface to field-programmable gate array (FPGA) based systems. The FMC-HMI provides a development platform for customers to utilize image capture, touch digitizer and graphical user interface applications.  In order to function we need to develop comptroller implemented in a FPGA part of ZYNQ

 

Climate control station will be built on Xilinx ZedBoard. User interface programming will be done thru FMC-HMI touch screen. Data gathered by Climate control station will be transmitted to PC over wire (use of Wi-Fi optional).

 

Project Milestones

The project is split into six major milestones

  1. Getting familiar with Xilinx development environment for Zynq FPGA family. This includes Xilinx SDK, Vivado environment., learning touch screen interface, temperature and humidity sensors, PWM of cooling fan.
  2. Design and implement sensors logic in FPGA
  3. Design and implement controller for touch screen in FPGA
  4. Develop ARM code to control climate parameters: temperature, humidity, light, fan
  5. Development of GUI interface on touch screen: programming
  6. Development of GUI on host PC

Duration: One Semester (Optional two)

Main Supervisor:

  • Alex Grinshpun (algrin@technion.ac.il)