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.
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.
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
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
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
All teams should use this template for the Project Report that must be uploaded in the JEMS System: ... soon
All teams should use this template for the presentation during the Competition at the SBESC in Curitiba: ... soon
The teams can have a banner to be used in the demonstration. The banner should be placed hanging on the table used in the demonstration, then it should have the sizes defined in the template (1m wide and 80cm high). The poster template ... soon
You can find PDF with competition rules here: Competition Rules
Proposal specifications must follow the proposal model: download 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
- Industrial Automation
- Description and Objectives
- 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
Prizes for the best projects include ... to be defined.
For more information contact the organizers.