A Low Energy FPGA Platform for Real-Time Event-Based Control

Authors Silvano Seva , Claudia Esther Lukaschewsky Mauriziano, William Fornaciari , Alberto Leva

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Silvano Seva
  • DEIB, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Claudia Esther Lukaschewsky Mauriziano
  • Graduate student at Politecnico di Milano, Italy
William Fornaciari
  • DEIB, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Alberto Leva
  • DEIB, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

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Silvano Seva, Claudia Esther Lukaschewsky Mauriziano, William Fornaciari, and Alberto Leva. A Low Energy FPGA Platform for Real-Time Event-Based Control. In Workshop on Next Generation Real-Time Embedded Systems (NG-RES 2020). Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 77, pp. 4:1-4:11, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2020)


We present a wireless sensor node suitable for event-based real-time control networks. The node achieves low-power operation thanks to tight clock synchronisation with the network master (at present we refer to a star network but extensions are envisaged). Also, the node does not employ any programmable device but rather an FPGA, thus being inherently immune to attacks based on code tampering. Experimental results on a simple laboratory apparatus are presented.

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  • Hardware → Wireless integrated network sensors
  • Computer systems organization → Embedded and cyber-physical systems
  • real-time
  • event-based control
  • FPGA
  • wireless control networks


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