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2017 EU Entries

2017 EU Contest Entries

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FPGA-Based Remote Control of Solar Photovoltaic cells

Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The project addresses the topic of solar photovoltaic (PV) cell remote control in order to achieve maximal energetic efficiency of PV plants. For this reason a two axis PV cells support electro-mechanical system it is considered for development. This system is capable to perform a full sun position tracking by capturing the maximal solar radiation energy during the sun’s movement across the sky during the day. It uses the ZYBO boardPmodTMP3PmodALSPmodHB5.

Augmented Car Windshield Display

Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

This project hints towards a smart windshield for use in the automotive industry, which could augment the driver’s perception of the world in front of him by displaying relevant data on a transparent LCD screen attached to the car’s windscreen. The inter-laid screen could allow more information to be given to the user regarding the objects in front of the car, and even alarms in certain situations, such as a detected risk of an accident. To capture the world in front, and also the user’s position relative to the screen, two sets of stereoscopic (or 3d imaging) devices are used. He used the Nexys Video board and PmodOledRGB.

DIY Persistence of Vision Game Display


Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

It mainly consists of a strip of LEDs stuck onto a fan blade. The LEDs are programmed to blink or change colors on specific moments, in order to obtain parts of the picture we want to display. Due to the speed of the switching when the propeller is in motion the LEDs will display the entire picture. Basys3PmodENC and PmodBT2 are used for implementation.

Cycling Assistance System Using FPGA

Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania

The project is a cycling assistance system using a Digilent Basys3 board and several other components. The interaction with the system will be made via an user-friendly Android application.

​Implementation of the Twofish Encryption Algorithm on FPGA


Transylvania University Brasov, Romania

The algorithm used is Twofish, a clock cipher with keys and plain-text ranging from 128 bits to 256 bits. This project’s aim is to implement only the 128 bit version of the encryption algorithm. The language used to describe the IP is Verilog 2001, with little use of SystemVerilog in certain sections. Digilent components used include: the ZYBO boardPmodBT2.

Pmod WiFi FPGA driver

Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania

He uses an Arty board and PmodWIFI to implement a driver to communicate with the Microchip chip via wireless communication.

 The Optimum Implementation of Improved Successive Cancellation Polar Decoder on an FPGA Platform

Cankaya University, Ankara, Turkey

The project implements polar encoders and decoders by using FPGA digital devices programmed in VHDL programming languages. The codes are first simulated in MATLAB. After that, hardware is built in FPGA environment. Results achieved both from simulation and hardware will be compared. A Zybo board will be used and a PmodRF2.

Faster 2B Successive Cancellation Decoding of Polar Codes


Cankaya University, Ankara, Turkey

In this project, we have three working area. In the first step, the analysis of the polar codes by using 2B Successive Cancellation algorithm was assimilated by using MATLAB simulation. In the second step the settlement processing of polar codes by using 2B Successive Cancellation. In the third step to increase the performance  the 2B Successive Cancellation algorithm was used, our suggested methods experienced. Zybo and PmodRF2 are used for implementation.

FPGA Based Heart Diseases Detector

Politechnics of Bucharest, Romania

This project combines electronics and medicine in order to obtain a product that detects hearth diseases. The aim of the project is to compare signals from MIT-BIT database with the signals acquired from the patients and returns a response to the tested person. It is based on a Nexys Video board. 

Automated PCB Component Soldering System

Maritime University, Constanta, Romania

The goal of this project is to create a programmable system that can perform soldering operations on perf board. The system is based on the Digilent Basys3 development board and it will be capable of soldering components on the test board in order to create small electronics projects with a limited number of components that have been mounted previously by the user. The project also uses PmodJSTK2PmodGYRO and PmodMAXSONAR.

Follow a route marked with two white lines ​

Transylvania University Brasov, Romania

The project is aiming to identify and maintain direction of travel at car between the two white lines on the road. It uses the Zybo board and PmodWIFI, as well as MRK Basic.

FFT Implementation in FPGA With Optimum Performance

Cankaya University, Ankara, Turkey

In this project, a description of the Fast Fourier Transform, the usage areas will be examined in more detail. The Fast Fourier Transform will be provided to understand easily by applying on MATLAB. They used a Basys3 and a PmodAD2 and PmodDA1.

Bin Knows Best

Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The idea came from remarking that there is no actual straightforward method to distinguish between different types of objects. So, with this in mind we started to build a small “smart” trash bin, able to differentiate between metal, glass, plastic and organic waste.

Encoded Audio with Radial Basis Function

Sapientia University, Tirgu Mures, Romania

The main goal of the project is to achieve a system which codes sound signals using Radial Basis Function embedded on a Zybo FPGA board. After the coding process the RBF weights are to be transferred through a PmodRF2 to a similar system, which ensures the decoding of the message, which then can be played back. The code is intended to be very secure and extremely hard to decipher. Another goal is to minimize the error and quality decrease between the originally recorded audio signal and played back audio signal.

Real-time Sound Direction Finder

Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

The main goal of the project is to achieve a system which codes sound signals using Radial Basis Function embedded on a Zybo FPGA board. After the coding process the RBF weights are to be transferred through a PmodRF2 to a similar system, which ensures the decoding of the message, which then can be played back. The code is intended to be very secure and extremely hard to decipher. Another goal is to minimize the error and quality decrease between the originally recorded audio signal and played back audio signal.

Patient Room Monitor

​​Polytechnics of Timisoara, Romania

The system is for monitoring the health state of the persons and also their actions: gesture detection for opening the window, turning on/off the light, turning on/off the Air conditioning/Heating System, start/stop the television, switch the channels, increase decrease television volume, call the medical staff. It uses the Nexys Video board, PmodMAXSONARPmodBT2.

Make Any Sensor Out of an FPGA

​​Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The idea is to make an FPGA act as a sensor with values streamed from a PC (or stored in memory, or created ad-hoc inside the FPGA). So for your precious MCU the FPGA looks like a sensor, but not any sensor: whichever sensor you like. The Arty board is doing the job, along with a PmodLVLSHFT.

Communication System Design on FPGA Platform by Using VHDL Programming Language

​​Cankaya University, Ankara, Turkey​

In this project, the Viterbi algorithm is used to solve the convolutional codes. Therefore, the first thing to do is simulate it in the Matlab. Then, analysis of convolutional codes with Viterbi Algorithm is going to be realized on FPGA platform. Basys3 and PmodRF2 are used for implementation.

Rain Room

​​Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The purpose of this project is to make an entertainment room where it rains all the time and everywhere except where you are. It has an artistic purpose and the amazing thing is that you can’t get wet because of the sensors from the ceiling that stops the water sprinklers. Our project presents a small room in which it rains all the time. There is water pouring from the ceiling and it doesn’t stop until the Kinect (used as a sensor) detects an object somewhere in this room

An Object Tracking Pan-tilt Smart Camera Based on a Zynq Heterogeneous Device

 AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Poland

The aim of project is to create a vision system capable of tracking moving objects with the positioning of a pan-tilt camera. The project involves building a moving camera stand with use of off the shelf servomechanisms. The task was to keep tracked object in the center of frame by positioning servos. It’s built around the ZYBO board, and uses PmodGYROPmodBT2 and PmodACL

Elliptic curve cryptography for SoC security

Transilvania University of Brasov​

Zybo board will be used. 

Visual based odometry for autonomous robot navigation implemented in an FPGA device

AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Poland

The project uses the Nexys Video board and a PmodNAV.

Wearable remote control​

University of Debrecen​, Hungary

The project is a wearable system which will be able to control different devices, such as a robot, or a computer without using any ordinary PC peripherals. They embedded one gyroscope into a ring and one into a wrist strap. The base of the ring and wrist strap is an FPGA board, which will process the gestures. With a gesture of our fingers or our wrist, it will realize the control. The main idea of this project is to speed-up and to help the user’s activities.
The project uses ZyboCmodA7PmodNAVPmodBT2.

Activity Monitor

Technical University of Cluj-Napoca,  North University Center, Baia-Mare, Romania

The idea is to collect data from a person performing certain activities, such as: running, bending, walking, climbing stairs, squats, jogging, etc. The data will be processed and compared with the aim of long term observation of a person activities. The PYNQ board is doing the job, along with a CmodS6PmodWIFIPmodBT2PmodNAVPmodOledRGB.

 Retro Gaming Console

University of Novi Sad, Serbia

 The project uses the Zybo board, PmodBT2 and PmodJSTK2 and  PmodPS2 and it implements a classic game console for retro  game lovers.

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