2019 EU Entries

2019 EU Contest Entries

Project Name

Description and content


Infra-red image processing unit 

Transylvania University of Brasov, Romania

The project extends the Pcam 5C demo project, by inserting an image processing module with five filters:
• Dead/stuck pixel correction
• Median filter
• Image sharpening
• Image smoothing
• Edge detection
Each of these can be software configured in witch order or how many of these will be applied to the input stream.
The camera is an OV5647 night vision camera intended for the Raspberry Pi, but has the same CSI-2 connector as the Zybo Z7.

Zybo Autonomous Car 

University “POLITEHNICA” of Bucharest, Romania

We implemented an autonomous vehicle on a Zybo Z7-20 platform, using a Digilent PCAM as its main
camera to capture the road and road signs ahead, with an additional array of sensors including an
accelerometer, a sonar and an RFID scanner to gather additional data on its course.

Risc-V on steroids

Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” of Iasi, Romania

The goal of this project is to create a customizable hardware module (CHM) to help
improve the performance of a CPU (a Risc-V based processor with the reduced instruction
set in our case).
The CHM consists of an array of arithmetic and logic units which can be configured
with 5 configuration registers in order to execute complex operation in a short amount of
We added new instructions to the instruction set to allow the configuration and usage
of the module.

Sign Language Letter Translator 

Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey

The purpose of this project is building a smart glove that translates a hand gesture letter using an FPGA. The translated letter will be performed on a VGA monitor after the signals coming from the glove converted by FPGA. On the monitor there will be only a single character. Since one character is performed, it won’t be difficult to perform all words or sentences

High-Speed Real-Time Video Steaming Transmission

National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Kiev, Ukraine

We designed a working prototype of a GigE Vision compatible camera. It should be noted, that presently there are no open source GigE Vision compatible camera implementations except ours. The prototype consists of Digilent Pcam 5C camera which is connected to Digilent Zybo Z7 board having Zynq 7000 series Xilinx APSoC.

All Digital Phase Locked Loop (ADPLL) Design for Transciever System

Cankaya University, Ankara, Turkey

This project aims to create transmission line between two links using FPGA cards and solve the synchronization problems with ADPLL. Analog communication and synchronization systems are always been popular but not quite effective for any communication system. This project uses digital data bits to send any messages through any communication link with minimum phase errors.The circuit was designed on a Windows 10 PC ,Matlab 2016a, Vivado 217 Design Suite,Ladder circuit and Microcontroller PIC 16F877A Analog Digital Converter.

Beyond Vision

Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The aim of the project was to develop a system which allows the user to communicate secure and run applications that are usually run on powerful machines, on much slower and cheaper ones using hardware acceleration.

FPGA-based Driving Enhancement System

Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The main purpose of this project is to make a lane/car/sign detection in order to help the vehicle driver while going through very dense fog and reduced visibility.
In a scenario where a person is driving through fog, the eyesight is reduced by the fog’s dense water droplets and also by the windshield refraction. In this case the driver should consider reducing the vehicle speed and turning on the headlights. This driving experience enhancement system can come as an additional safety measure that expands the road vision in order to avoid obstacles earlier.
The system should capture the driver’s view, enhance the image and come back with a perspective compensation.

Ethernet Packet Inspection

Military Technical Academy “Ferdinand I”,Bucharest, Romania

IDS (intrusion detection system) is an equipment or a software application which monitors a network or a system, and its purpose is to detect a malicious activity or violation of certain policies.
This project aims to identify, using the FPGA capabilities, an unauthorized data and to notify the user to take action.

Preamble Syncronization

Cankaya University, Ankara, Turkey

The objective of this project is to investigate signal detection and frame synchronization for wireless network signals. Specifically, a receiver capable of differentiating between and synchronizing to three commercial wireless networking standards – IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, and IEEE 802.16 – will be developed. These three waveforms were chosen because of their dominance in the commercial wireless networking market and because they offer an excellent example for military wireless networking applications.

 AES CryptoCore

Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” of Iasi, Romania

Our project want to provide a security environment for your hard disk and your stored data. The hard drive will be encrypted with a password of up to 8 digits provided by the user. An enhanced fully pipeline an area efficient XTS-AES(Advanced Encryption Standard) mode design using one AES core is our solution for this problem.


Sapientia Hungarian University if Transylvania, Tirgu-Mures,  Romania

At this point, a human like robot (humanoids) can come to help us, if we consider this aspect from designing to realizing it such a way, to have as much human like skills and abilities as possible, making it suitable for these kind of applications.
HuGo can be a starting point at this process, which goal is to make humanoid robot development easily reachable for most people because, all of the technologies and methods used are widely available.
Furthermore, he is equipped with sensors that makes him able to see, to balance, and feel the center of his mass like a human does, achieved by using camera, IMU sensor, pressure sensors.
The data processing and the actuating signal generation is done by suing FPGA boards, while the actuation is done by using servo motors.

Remote VHDL Prototyping and Testing Platform

Technical University of Vienna, Austria

The outcome of this project is an easy to use platform for students to prototype and test their HDL design
on an actual hardware over the internet. A web interface and a webcam provide (digital and visual) feedback
to the user regarding the inputs and outputs of their design running on real hardware.

Enhanced GPS with accelerometer 

Transylvania University of Brasov, Romania

,,Enhanced GPS with accelerometer’’ implemented on ArtyZ7 monitors and acquires physical data from GPS and accelerometer and transfers the data through WIFI protocol on a PC.  On the PC an application written in Java computes the current position based on the acquired data: GPS coordinates and accelerometer X,Y,Z values. The GPS and accelerometer data could be viewed through a GUI (graphic user interface) implemented on the PC.

The purpose of the project is to complement loss of GPS signal or inaccurate GNSS signal measurement with motion analyzer.

Car Detection System Based in LiDAR and camera data fusion

AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland

The purpose of this project is implementation of hardware-software object detection system based on
LiDAR and camera data.

Walking assistant for blind people

Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” of Iasi, Romania

In this project we will use the Zybo Z7 development board, which based on the information from some ultrasonic range finders (sensors which detect distance to objects) and will provide information about the environment (surrounding objects) and will provide physical feedback through buzzers to users;

Hardware-software Object Tracking System Using a Moving Camera

AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland

The project can be divided into two main parts, vision tracking algorithm implemented in FPGA and camera control system implemented in processing system of Zybo (ARM microcontroller). The camera’s response time is short enough for tracking moving objects like moving people or body parts. Implemented KLT algorithm tracks one point of video stream. The design can be used in many applications, as the camera can be controlled via internet connection.

Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe

University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Tehcnology of Tirgu-Mures, Romania


Babes-Balyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The aim of the project is to implement the classic game Tic Tac Toe to a FPGA. The game is uses a PS/2 Keyboard as input and it is displayed on a VGA monitor, 8 LEDs are also used for keeping track of the score

Imitation Learning CNN Autonomous Car using ZYNQ

University POLITEHNICA Timisoara, Romania

Even if 20 years ago the idea of an autonomous car was more like a science fiction concept, today the field of self-driving cars is one of the hottest areas of research and business for tech giants’ automobiles manufacturers.
A self-driving car is the ultimate evolutionary goal of developing Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, to the point when there’s nobody to assist anymore. Moreover, it is fascinating to see how with the help of the new technologies deep neural network accelerators that can be built on dedicated hardware like the Heterogeneous system Zynq Z7-10 SoC

The IoT LoRa Project

Polytech Montpellier University, Montpellier, France

The project consist in prototyping the Smart Sensor and the Smart Gateway. The purpose of the project is to measure the consumption and the performance of a connected device. Once having the details, the performance can be improved. It comes