Embedded Systems Competition 2019 - Macnica DHW & Analog Devices IoT Challenge

The Embedded Systems Competition 2019 is a competition open to undergraduate and graduate students, providing the opportunity to develop intelligent and innovative Systems and contribute to the evolution of this segment of Computing in Brazil. This year the competition is being sponsored by Macnica DHW and Analog Devices and the focus is the development of Embedded Systems for IoT low power and energy harvesting Applications.

The selected teams will receive the EV-COG-AD3029 Development Platform for Ultra Low Power Applications, and two LoRaMESH modules for the project preparation.

During development, each team will have to produce two reports: one “draft” to be delivered early (September, 23rd) and another “final” closer to the end of the project's development (November 15th ), Afterward, if qualified, the project will be presented at SBESC, which will be held in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte - Brazil.


National Competition - Winners 2019


Macnica Inc. is headquartered in Japan and is one of the largest semiconductor distributors in the world. Serving customers in Asia, North America and Europe through more than 60 sales offices. With the intention of expanding the business, the Japanese distributor focused its operations in South America, especially in the Brazilian market, and in 2012, acquired the DHW.

Established in Florianópolis since its birth, DHW, founded by the Electrical Engineer, Fábio Petrassem de Sousa, who started his company with a focus on Design House, had its business branch expanded and even more present and strengthened throughout Brazil.

Currently, Macnica DHW distributes several semiconductor lines to companies that develop and manufacture electronic equipment in the country. In addition to Component Distribution, the company maintains strong projects in hardware development, and is the Official Intel / Altera Training Center in South America. Macnica DHW is also present in the academic world through the management of the University Programs of Intel / Altera and Analog Devices.

Macnica Logo Small


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In Loco is a tech company that provides intelligence from location data. The solutions allow companies to deliver more relevance while ensuring the anonymity of their consumers. For In Loco, privacy and convenience mean more results for brands. 

Currently, In Loco has 180 employees distributed between Recife, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Logo In Loco


Development Kits



The EVAL-ADICUP3029 is an Arduino and PMOD compatible form factor development board that includes Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. The board uses CrossCore Embedded Studio, an open source Eclipse based Interactive Development Environment (IDE), which can be downloaded free of charge. The platform contains many hardware and software example projects to make it easier for customers to prototype and create connected systems and solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

More information here


Modules LoRaMESH

The RF development module LoRaMesh Radioenge is ideal for those who want to develop wireless applications without in dept knowledge of RF. The development focus should only be in the applications that communicate with the serial ports of the device. The LoRaMESH module combines long-range, low-power LoRa modulation to the so-called Mesh network, where each radio functions not only as a signal receiver, but also as a router, thus being a highly scalable network. Using the ModBus protocol, you can easily transmit messages transparently between different points of the network.

  • does not need a LoRaWAN Gateway

More information here 


National Competition - Schedule

Submissions: Until June 15th June 23th  (deadline extended)

Submission results: from June 30th July 9th

First project reports delivery: September, 30th

Second phase results: October, 15th

Final project reports delivery: November, 15th

Presentation at SBESC Event: November, 19-22th


Partial Report Template

All teams should use this template for the Partial Project Report that must be uploaded in the JEMS System: Partial Report Template


Video Preparation Instructions

All teams should read these instructions for preparing the video that must be uploaded in the JEMS System: Video Instructions


Report Template

All teams should use this template for the Project Report that must be uploaded in the JEMS System:  download .pdf | download .docx


Presentation Template

All teams should use this template for the presentation during the Competition at the SBESC in Natal: download .pdf | download .pptx

Presentations will be on November 20th. 

Each team will have 10 minutes to present their project.


Poster Template

All teams should use this template for preparing the poster: download .pdf | download .pptx

Poster size: 120cm x 90cm (height x width).

The poster will be hung in vertical position as demonstrated bellow.

Orientação Poster


Competition Regulation 

You can find PDF with competition rules here: Competition Rules


Proposal specifications must follow the proposal model: download here

You can submit you proposal here.

IMPORTANT: You must use link above in order to submit your proposal in the correct place. Proposals submitted to SBESC main track will be excluded and they will not participate in the competition.


Teams have to submit an Embedded System contained in at least one of the following areas:

  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Agriculture / Livestock
  • Smart cars / home / cities
  • Health
  • Education
  • Industrial Automation
  • Wearables
  • Security
  • Retail
  • Robotics

Selection Criteria

  • Originality
  • Implementation
  • Description and Objectives
  • Applicability
  • Adequacy of theme


National Competition - Approved Projects (Phase 1)

Approved Projects 2019: download here


National Competition - Partial Reports Result (Phase 2)

Partial Reports Result 2019: download here


National Competition - Projects in the Final 

Final Report Delivery 2019: download here



Sponsored by In Loco

1st Place: R$ 3.000,00*

2nd Place: R$ 1.500,00*

3rd Place: R$ 1.000,00*

* The prizes will be awarded to each team.


More Information

For more information contact the organizers.

Competition's history

All previous competitions