Real time systems design group

Real time systems design group

The group for real time systems design is concerned with practical realisation of signal processing algorithms. These involve efficient coding and compression, modulation and coding for alternative communication media and real-time content adaptation algorithms and procedures. The group is also active in development of fast, parallel algorithms and architectures.

Our specific areas of research and application development are:

  • Architectures for real time processing: microprocessor architectures, digital signal processors, multimedia processors, VLSI technologies,  programmable devices and SoC design techniques, digital design, VHDL, C and assembler programming.
  • Parallel processing algorithms: advanced computer architectures, massively parallel computing, systolic algorithms and systolic arrays.
  • Power-line communication systems: Real measurements of high-voltage power-lines, modelling of communication channels, noise modelling, investigation of appropriate communication techniques, error resilient coding for corona noise, collaborating in modern digital PLC modem design and future services for power utility.
  • Mobile communication systems: Modulations and coding, scalable systems and services, mobile multimedia.
  • Optimised data transmission in communication systems: Development and evaluation of new algorithms which adapt the compression ratio to the available bandwidth, to the quality required by the user and the characteristics and format of the transmitted signal.