Major Technical Achievements

From the technical point-of-view, one of the major achievements was the development of advanced solutions covering all global system layers, spanning from the lowest (components) to the top layer (cloud applications).

The results obtained in the context of the different research lines are described in the following sections.

  • Nanoscale MOS integrated circuits (ICs) with innovative techniques for ADC and RF front-ends using discrete-time parametric signal amplification, sigma-delta modulators for biomedical apps (hearing-aids)
  • A fully integrated IC for coherent self-testing of high speed ADCs, significantly reducing the testing cost during SoC fabrication
  • X-Ray flat-panel detector for Medical Applications
  • Optical Biosensor and a biosensor based on ISFET system for assay of toxic amides
  • Probabilistic Models for link-level communication in ad-hoc & sensor networks; two patents have been applied.
  • A software framework for biomedical signal processing focused on ECG, EEG and epileptic focus detection
  • New hardware-software co-design techniques of embedded systems using Petri nets
  • A web-based Petri Net Tool framework (IOPT) made available online
  • A first generation superconducting fault current limiter to be used in real environmental experiments in cooperation with EDP (the largest Portuguese energy provider)
  • EnPROVE project has created a new software model for predicting a building energy consumption, considering different energy-efficient technologies and control solutions, adjusted with real measured data
  • Life Saver projects, to support manufacturing companies in optimizing the energy performance of their operations
  • A self-organized manufacturing system, in the framework of FP7 European IDEAS project
  • Extending professional active life (ePAL) project, with the objective of applying a collaborative networks paradigm to provide a useful context for more effective active ageing support, thus contributing to demographic sustainability.
  • Bridging research in ageing and ICT development (BRAID) project to create a dynamic "ICT and Ageing" roadmap that addresses older people's needs not otherwise covered, that identifies and uses best practices in the EU and elsewhere and that analyses current and potential gaps in knowledge and execution
  • Demonstration of the advanced capabilities that the middleware has for the interoperability and integration of systems (hardware/software), addressing the dynamic management of data distribution between different wireless sensor networks and a high-level application
  • Reinforcement of the aerospace technology development through a strong involvement in several projects financed by the European Space Agency (ESA)
  • Intelligent planetary site selection technology (IPSIS) invention and subsequent transfer to space industry
  • Innovative image processing for critical health, namely, for retinal image analysis
  • A fifth CTS spin-off (Next-Silicon) has been created by an integrated member and by a former PhD student
  • Collaboration with S3-Lisbon design centre has been reinforced (S3 group, from Ireland, acquired, by the end of 2007, Acacia Semi., the first spin-off from CTS)
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