VLSILAB (VLSI theory, design and applications)
Virtual Prototyping of a NFC SW-Defined Radio
Thesis in external company
Reference persons GUIDO MASERA
External reference persons • Tiberio Fanti, Digital Design Group Manager, NXP Semiconductors Austria, Gratkorn
• Stefan Brennsteiner, Senior Digital Designer, NXP Semiconductors Austria, Gratkorn
Research Groups VLSILAB (VLSI theory, design and applications)
Description Near Field Communication (NFC) is a ubiquitous technology with many applications ranging from identification to ticketing, from mobile payment to logistical solutions, and, just recently, wireless charging. One way to balance the increasing engineering effort and costs with the growing need for flexibility is the adoption of a processing node next to the “Edge” of the system, thus aiming for the realization of a so-called Software-Defined Radio (SDR). As opposed to custom-logic signal processing units, an SDR provides the wanted flexibility at the cost of an initial non-recurrent engineering effort. In this case, the main challenge is finding the optimal system-partitioning, at early project stages, during concept development.
The aim of the proposed Master Thesis is to develop a Virtual Prototyping (VP) platform based around an open-source RISC-V processor and to identify and model the peripherals which are necessary to build a full-fledged SDR.
Deadline 07/11/2023 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA