SHANGHAI, Sept. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --S2C, a world leader in FPGA-based prototyping solutions for accelerated SoC verification, today introduces the new Quad 10M Prodigy Logic System equipped with four Stratix 10 GX 10M FPGA devices. Stratix 10 GX 10M FPGA is the world's largest capacity FPGA device with 10.2M Logic Elements, 253Mb M20K memory and 3,456 DSP blocks...
SHANGHAI, Sept. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- S2C, a world leader in FPGA-based prototyping solutions for accelerated SoC verification, today introduces the new Quad 10M Prodigy Logic System equipped with four Stratix 10 GX 10M FPGA devices. Stratix 10 GX 10M FPGA is the world's largest capacity FPGA device with 10.2M Logic Elements, 253Mb M20K memory and 3,456 DSP blocks...
Gavriluta, Catalin, Citro, Costantino, Nisak, Khairul, Beltrán San Segundo, Héctor, and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Elèctrica
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria electrònica::Electrònica de potència, Power electronics, and Electrònica de potència
Initial control prototyping in power electronics is often a matter of trial and error because of the complicated mathematics involved in modeling systems based on their internal structure. Moreover, in practice, small changes as the introduction of a measurement filter or the change of the sensing system appear all the time. If the controller design method was based on the internal structure of the system, then these small changes would mean a re-iteration through all the cumbersome equations. This paper presents a simple methodology for fast control prototyping based on the approximation of the Bode plots. As prerequisites, a power electronics simulation software as PSIM is needed. The method is presented by taking as a study case the design of a current control loop of a 30kW three phase interleaved DC-DC converter. Simulations are presented for the different considered controllers, and finally the method is validated by experimental results.
Baranda, J., Henarejos Hernández, Pol, Grunenberger, Yan, Nájar Martón, Montserrat, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Teoria del Senyal i Comunicacions, and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. A&MP - Grup de Processament d'Arrays i Sistemes Multicanal
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria de la telecomunicació::Radiocomunicació i exploració electromagnètica, Wireless communication systems, and Comunicació sense fil, Sistemes de
In this paper we present our approach regarding the implementation of new wireless radio receiver exploiting filterbank techniques, using a software-development driven approach. Since most of the common radio communications systems share a similar structure, this can be exploited creating a framework which provides a generic layout and tools to construct a reconfigurable transmitter and/or receiver. By combining the use of the Universal Software Radio Peripheral version 2 (USRP2) with a generic object-oriented framework of our own built on top of the GNU Radio software framework, we have been able to quickly implement a working proof of concept of an Uplink (UL) Filterbank Multicarrier (FBMC) receiver, both for Single- Input Single-Output (SISO) and Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) scenario, within the project of the 7th European framework called PHYDYAS. We described here the methodology we have applied from software engineering in order to build this demonstrator, which shows the suitability of using Software Defined Radio (SDR) technologies for fast prototyping of new wireless communication systems.
Polaris Design Systems, Inc., a newly established Silicon Valley company that focuses on high performance, hardware-enabled semiconductor verification solutions, has acquired the ASIC/SoC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit/System on Chip) prototyping assets of IRIS Technologies, Inc. IRIS developed and marketed multiple generations of Altera (NASDAQ: ALTR) FPGA-based ASIC prototyping solutions since 2006...
Dalmau Codina, Ramon, Melgosa Farrés, Marc, Prats Menéndez, Xavier, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Física, and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. ICARUS - Intelligent Communications and Avionics for Robust Unmanned Aerial Systems
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Aeronàutica i espai, Navigation (Aeronautics), Airplanes, BADA, Python, aircraft performance, optimisation., Navegació aèria, and Avions
The base of aircraft data (BADA) model provides accurate modelling of aircraft performances over the complete flight envelope for flight simulation and prediction applications. BADA is based on a generic total energy model, which performance functions (e.g., drag, maximum and minimum thrust, fuel flow) are particularised for each aircraft type with coefficients included in the BADA databases. BADA has a high reputation within the academic and research world, thus it is widely used for air traffic management research applications. This poster presents the architecture and capabilities of pyBada, a Python-based software designed for the easy integration of the BADA model in trajectory simulation, prediction and optimisation applications.
Royo Chic, Pablo, López Rubio, Juan, Tristancho Martínez, Joshua, Lema Rosas, Juan Manuel, López, Borja, Pastor Llorens, Enric, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Arquitectura de Computadors, and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. ICARUS - Intelligent Communications and Avionics for Robust Unmanned Aerial Systems
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Aeronàutica i espai::Aviònica::Astriònica, Drone aircraft--Control systems, and Avions -- Sistemes de control
This paper introduces a simulation architecture to evaluate the implementation of a va- riety of civil UAS missions with little recon guration time and overhead. This architecture, called Icarus Simulation Integrated Scenario (ISIS), is capable of simulating the behavior of the UAS from the mission point of view, but also is able to include additional aerial/ground vehicles. Additionally, the mutual interaction between vehicles and the interaction with their surrounding environment is modeled. The objective of ISIS is to minimize both the development e ort and risk, as well as to provide a feasible migration of the software from the testbed platform to the real ight platform. The UAS simulator is designed as a distributed simulation architecture in which vehicles and environment are modeled through specialized pieces of software. A service-oriented communication middleware provides the underlying infrastructure to easily implement the inter-vehicle coordination and even the coordination with third party applications providing additional simulated vehicles or simulated environment. A UAS-based forest re monitor- ing application is selected to describe the ISIS capabilities to coordinate the simulation of a multi-vehicle cooperative environment developing a complex mission.
González, Cecilia, Jiménez González, Daniel, Martorell Bofill, Xavier, Álvarez Martínez, Carlos, Gaydadjiev, Georgi, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Arquitectura de Computadors, and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. CAP - Grup de Computació d'Altes Prestacions
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Informàtica::Arquitectura de computadors, High performance computing, and Càlcul intensiu (Informàtica)
Hardware customization for scientific applications has shown a big potential for reducing power consumption and increasing performance. In particular, the automatic generation of ISA extensions for General-Purpose Processors (GPPs) to accelerate domain-specific applications is an active field of research to accelerate. Those domain-specific accelerated processors are mostly evaluated in simulation environments due to technical and programmability issues while using real hardware. There is no automatic mechanism to test those custom units in a real hardware environment. In this paper we present a toolchain that can automatically identify candidate parts of the code suitable for reconfigurable hardware acceleration. We validate our toolchain using ClustalW.
Khan, Muhammad Amin, Buyuksahin, Umit C., Freitag, Fèlix, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Arquitectura de Computadors, and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. CNDS - Xarxes de Computadors i Sistemes Distribuïts
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria de la telecomunicació::Telemàtica i xarxes d'ordinadors, Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria de la telecomunicació::Telemàtica i xarxes d'ordinadors::Internet, Cloud computing, Wireless communication systems, Community networks, Incentive mechanisms, Resource allocation, Computació en núvol, and Comunicació sense fil, Sistemes de
Wireless community networks are a successful example of a collective where communities operate ICT infrastructure and provide IP connectivity based on the principle of reciprocal resource sharing of network bandwidth. This sharing, however, has not extended to computing and storage resources, resulting in very few applications and services which are currently deployed within community networks. Cloud computing, as in today's Internet, has made it common to consume resources provided by public clouds providers, but such cloud infrastructures have not materialized within community networks. We analyse in this paper socio-technical characteristics of community networks in order to derive scenarios for community clouds. Based on an architecture for such a community cloud, we implement a prototype for the incentive-driven resource assignment component, deploy it in a test bed of community network nodes, and evaluate its behaviour experimentally. Our evaluation gives insight into how the deployed prototype components regulate the consumption of cloud resources taking into account the users' contributions, and how this regulation affects the system usage. Our results suggest a further integration of this regulation component into current cloud management platforms in order to open them up for the operation of an ecosystem of community cloud.
Font Bach, Oriol, Bartzoudis, Nikolaos, Pascual Iserte, Antonio, López Bueno, David, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Teoria del Senyal i Comunicacions, and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. A&MP - Grup de Processament d'Arrays i Sistemes Multicanal
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria de la telecomunicació::Processament del senyal, Signal theory (Telecommunication), Radio--Transmitters and transmission, Senyal, Teoria del (Telecomunicació), and Ràdio
In the past years numerous algorithms, schemes and techniques have been proposed, in order to improve the performance of the wireless multi-antenna communication systems. Real-time multi-antenna testbeds are offering the means to analyse the real-world performance, implementation cost and feasibility of such novel techniques, accounting for hardware limitations and software constraints. This paper presents the physical-layer (PHY) design, implementation and validation of a high-performance real-time mobile WiMAX transceiver, accounting for low-level deployment issues and signal impairments. A first evaluation of the acquired results for both Single Input Single Output (SISO) and Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) system-configurations, demonstrates the performance of the system using real-time channel emulation.
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Business Wire, January 25, 2008, 1pp
Design Prototyping Technologies, a leading provider of rapid prototyping and low-volume manufacturing services, today announced the addition of the Objet Connex500TM PolyJet MatrixTM system to its rapid product development facility in New York. The 3-dimensional printing system offers serious advantages to manufacturers and industrial designers looking to source highly detailed, multi-material models and prototypes...
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Business Wire, February 28, 2008, 1pp
Design Prototyping Technologies, a leading provider of rapid prototyping and low-volume manufacturing services, today announced the release of A Practical Guide to Prototyping. The guide is a quick reference tool for industrial designers and manufacturing engineers who outsource RP services and speed new products to market. Advances in rapid prototyping have increased the wide-spread adoption of this engineering tool, said DPT president Mike Rufo...
Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI), August 2, 2015 BUSINESS ALL, 4pp
Steve Grundahl honed his mechanical abilities while growing up on his parent's dairy farm south of Mount Horeb, but his skills have moved far beyond tractor and equipment repairs. Since 2001, Grundahl has immersed himself in the world of 3-D printing, something he discovered while a student at the Milwaukee School of Engineering in the mid-1990s...
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Automotive News, January 9, 2006 Vehicle Technology, 1pp
Computer technology is putting a new spin on wheel design. Ford Motor Co. designers used rapid prototyping - making a prototype part directly from computer-aided design data - to create 6-inch models of wheels for a Lincoln concept vehicle to be displayed at this week's Detroit auto show. While rapid prototyping is not new - auto industry engineers have used the process for more than a decade to speed product development - the normal practice for developing wheel designs involves making full-sized patterns with poster board...
In a few months, Shenzhen, China-based Silver Basis Industrial Development Co. Ltd. (Booth N7332) will begin prototyping work - a rarity in China. The company's American partners, Elite Mold and Engineering and Elite Plastic Products Inc. of Detroit, specialize in prototyping, and low-volume tooling and molding. The 3-year-old partnership between Silver Basis and Elite has brought substantial growth to both firms...
Manufacturing companies should take a look at beefing up their rapid prototyping capabilities as a way to thrive in the fast-paced supply chain for mobile phones, cameras and other electronic products, in the opinion of one prominent industrial designer. Bill Moggridge, who designed the first laptop computer in 1981 and co-founded well-known product-development firm IDEO a decade later, said the ability to take ideas and quickly transform them into working prototypes can be crucial in helping firms innovate...
Rapid prototype parts made through three-dimensional printing are becoming more and more mainstream for a variety of North American manufacturers, even smaller companies. While the parts - made through stereolithography, laser sintering and other methods - were once common only for the largest manufacturers, lower prices and smaller sizes are making them a viable alternative for nearly everyone...
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Business Wire, March 16, 2010, 2pp
Bringing new products to market just got a little easier - and more affordable - for Wisconsin's small and midsize manufacturers. The Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP) and Milwaukee School of Engineering's (MSOE) Rapid Prototyping Center (RPC) today announced a collaborative partnership that will dramatically lower costs and expand access to the Center's leading edge services...