University of Bologna (Micrel Lab - DEIS )Address: viale Risorgimento 2
The research activity of the group focuses on: (i) portable devices for Ambient Intelligence applications, (ii) Hardware-software design of digital architectures for low-power data processing and transmission, (iii) integrated sensors system for bimolecular interaction analysis and recognition. In particular Micrel lab has an established competence in the design and deployment of distributed embedded and mobile systems, with emphasis on WSNs and their application in natural user interfaces, augmented reality and smart environments. The main expertise is in the hardware/software design and implementation of WSN prototypes. Furthermore, the group has multi-year experience in energy-aware design, energy saving MAC protocols, energy scavenging and power management.The group has a staff of more than 20 full-time researchers, and it is involved in a number EU-funded research projects (ICT-REALITY, ICT-PREDATOR, ICT-GENESYS, ICT-SensactionAAL and others) and industrial cooperation (STMicroelectronics, Hewlett-Packard, Freescale Semiconductors and others).