Partner n° 2 – KIT (Germany)

The Institute for Information Processing Technology (Institut für Technik der Informationsverarbeitung, ITIV) is one out of thirteen laboratories of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the oldest German technical university. The institute is under the corporate management of Prof. Klaus D. Müller-Glaser and Prof. Jürgen Becker and concentrates on VLSI integration and computer aided methods for the design of (embedded) electronic systems and Microsystems. For many years the research and development activities of the University have been pursued in close cooperation with numerous industry partners in the areas of mobile communication, telecommunication networks, VLSI and processor technology, EDA, automotive, optical/electronic sensors and medicine microsystems. The University experience and activities relevant to the FlexTiles project are in the areas of System-on-Chip (SoC) integration for multimedia and mobile communication Systems, digital baseband algorithms and hardware/software architectures, fine/coarse grain dynamically reconfigurable architectures and low power VLSI design. The University is currently involved in several industrial and academic R&D activities, e.g. IP-based EDA and microelectronic integration of baseband algorithms for multistandard SoC solutions in future wireless systems, development of new dynamically reconfigurable architectures and circuits, as well as VLSI integration of adaptive SoC solutions. ITIV is / was a participant in the EU funded Projects 4S, MORPHEUS, AETHER, REFLECT and ACCORDANCE.

Key personnel to be involved:

Prof. Jürgen Becker is a Senior Member of IEEE and ITG/VDE doing research in industrial-driven System-on-Chip (SoC) integration with emphasis on adaptivity, e. g. dynamically reconfigurable hardware and applications in automotive and communication systems. This includes design and programming methods for efficient hardware/software architectures exploitation. He is involved in a variety of national and European research projects (e. g. DFG projects Aladyn, AMURHA, DoDOrg, EU Projects 4S, Morpheus, and Aether; among others) and works in close collaboration with numerous industry partners throughout his areas of interest.

Dr. Gabriel Marchesan Almeida is currently an assistant researcher at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), in Germany. He received his BSc. Degree in Computer Science from URI, Santo Angelo, Brazil in 2004. In the same year, he started his MSc Course in Electronics and Computing Engineering at Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA), Sao Jose dos Campos, SP, Brazil. In 2005, he moved to Pontifical Catholic University (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, Brazil, where he finished his MSc course in Computer Science in January 2007. In the second half of 2006, he was a visiting fellow at the Space Science Centre, University of Sussex, England, UK. For the few last years, he has been working in projects in cooperation with the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), funded by the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), both from Brazil. In 2007, he worked as researcher in embedded systems at INESC, Lisbon, Portugal. In 2008 he moved to Montpellier, France where he got, in 2011, his PhD in Microelectronics from University of Montpellier 2, LIRMM.