updated on Nov 19, 2021

ESC 2021 Program updated on Nov 19, 2021 Image Programação ESC V2

Embedded Systems Competition (ESC) 2021 - Competition Results

Renesas Track
1st place:
Detecção de Problemas Cardíacos em Tempo Real através da Análise do Ritmo Cardíaco Utilizando Dispositivos Embarcados. João Alex de Oliveira Bergamo, Fábio Sakuray, Wesley Attrot. Universidade Estadual de Londrina - Brazil

Microcontroller Track
1st place:
Autoy: Brinquedo IoT Adaptativo e Reconfigurável para Crianças Autistas Laís Bandeira, Mariana Freire, Marcelo Batista da Silva, Edna Barros. UFPE - Brazil.
2nd place:
Flora, your indoor smart gardening solution Júlio Tenório, Josué Neto, Vitor Silva, Edna Barros. UFPE - Brazil.

Excellence in Innovation
Autoy: Brinquedo IoT Adaptativo e Reconfigurável para Crianças Autistas Laís Bandeira, Mariana Freire, Marcelo Batista da Silva, Edna Barros. UFPE - Brazil.

Embedded Systems Competition (ESC) 2021

The Brazilian Embedded Systems Competition (ESC) is a competition open to undergraduate and graduate students to develop and present an innovative solution of embedded technology for market applications. The competition provides the opportunity for students to present creative solutions aiming to solve many different problems shared by their community and contribute to the evolution of this segment of embedded computing in Brazil. The focus is the development of Embedded Systems for IoT in different subareas of application.

This year the competition adopts a new format with three possible platform types:
1- Open Platform – embedded Linux or other full O.S. (open platform means that every team is free to choose the hardware/software platform that best fits its proposed project among those platforms that fit this category. Examples would be BeagleBone and Raspberry Pi).
2- Open Platform – Microcontroller and (optionally) an RTOS (open platform means that every team is free to choose the hardware/software platform that best fits its proposed project among those platforms that fit this category. An example would be Cortex-M with FreeRTOS).
3- Renesas Track – in this case, the 5 groups selected in the first phase will receive a Renesas Synergy™ S7G2 Starter Kit for their development. An Eclipse based IDE (e2studio) and RTOS are available at no cost for development.

The competition is organized in two phases (see calendar below):
• First Phase: the teams should proceed with a project proposal and possibly early development of their projects in order to perform the Project Submission. The Project Submission Form template is linked below and should contain as much as possible technical information about the Project, as well as information regarding the current development status.
• Second Phase: among the submitted Proposals, some will be selected/qualified for the second Phase (up to 10 in embedded Linux, up to 5 in Microcontroller + RTOS, up to 5 in the Renesas Track). Winners of ESC 202 competition get a “free ticket” to the second phase in any of the three platform types they choose (see Competition Regulation below). The participants of the second phase will present their project at ESC 2021 in Florianopolis during the SBESC.



Renesas Electronics Corporation delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live. A global leader in microcontrollers, analog, power, and SoC products, Renesas provides comprehensive solutions for a broad range of automotive, industrial, home electronics, office automation, and information communication technology applications that help shape a limitless future.
The Renesas Synergy™ microcontroller family, based on ARM Cortex-M cores, is designed for end applications ranging from connected mobile devices for the IoT market to high-performance embedded systems controllers. With a range of performance, features and pin-compatibility within each series, Synergy MCUs deliver the scalability, power consumption, code-reusability, and performance needs for the embedded market. The revolutionary Synergy Platform will change the life of embedded design engineers for the better thanks to enabling the start of development at the Application Programming Interface (API) layer, allowing creativity to be focused on the differentiation of individual applications and resulting in reduced time to market, lower cost of ownership and the removal of barriers to entry.

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Macnica Inc. is headquartered in Japan and is one of the largest semiconductor distributors in the world. 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. Today, we have offices in São Paulo and Joinville (Perini City Lab).
We are semiconductor distributors and IoT and AI (Artificial Intelligence) solutions developers, where we are already a world reference in areas such as Cybersecurity, Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics, AI, IIoT, Commercial and Banking Automation. We have a product and solution development team ranging from customized hardware (design of electronic boards and circuits) to the development of AI algorithms for inference in the cloud or on the edge.
Macnica DHW is the Official Intel Training Center in South America, and we are present in the academic world through the management of the University Program. We are also the Intel Center of Excellence in Brazil for AI and Hardware Acceleration Platforms (based on FPGA).

ESC 2021 Calendar

Proposal Submissions: Until May 28,until June 23 2021 via JEMS.
Proposal selection results: from July,6, 2021.
Project Final Report delivery: Until Nov 18, 2021 via JEMS.
Presentation during SBESC Event: Nov 23th, 2021

ESC Program

ESC will occur on Nov 23th, 2021.
the program is at the top of this page.

Proposal Template

All teams should use this Image ESC Proposal Template 2021 for the Project Proposal that must be uploaded in the JEMS System up to May 28.

Final Project Report Template

The final report template Image 2021 SBESC Final Report Template.
Submit your Final Report via JEMS.

Presentation Template

Since ESC will be online, each team must submit a 5 to 7 min video; please observe these instructions: Image Instrucoes Video.

Competition Rules

You can find the competition rules here: Image ESC 2021 Regulamento Rev

Rem: regarding the composition of teams -
teams are allowed to be composed of students from different universities and/or education institutions, as long as the supervising professor works in at least one of those institutions.

Proposal Submissions

Project submissions must follow the Project Submission Form template: (see above)
link to JEMS: JEMS
IMPORTANT: You must use link above in order to submit your Project in the correct place. Projects submitted to SBESC main track will be excluded and they will not participate in the competition.

Teams must submit a Proposal for an Embedded System Project with the following constrains:

Project Area:
• Agriculture / Livestock,
• Smart cars / home / cities,
• Health applications (including proposals aiming at minimizing the impacts of pandemics),
• Industrial Automation,
• Safety / Security,
• Retail,
• Education,
• Accessibility,
• Energy.

Please, when submitting, specify the embedded platform type to be used in your project:
1- Embedded Linux or other full O.S.;
2- Microcontroller and (optionally) an RTOS;
3- Renesas Track.

Organization Committee

• Douglas P. B Renaux – UTFPR
• Robson R. Linhares – UTFPR


Edna Barros (Jury's president)
Alex Sandro Roschildt Pinto
Anderson Wedderhoff Spengler
Antonio Carlos Schneider Beck
Eddie Lima Filho
Edgard Correa
Edson Lisboa
Eduardo Souto
Edward Moreno
Gabriel Nazar
Gian Berkenbrock
Giovani Gracioli
Guilherme Álvaro Esmeraldo
Gustavo Girão
Herbert Rocha
Hugo Marcondes
Iury Bessa
João Netto
José Augusto Nacif
Julio Mattos
Karina Silva
Kiev Gama
Leandro Buss Becker
Leonardo Alves
Lisane Brisolara
Lucas Cordeiro
Marcelo A. C. Fernandes
Marco Wehrmeister
Márcio Kreutz
Monica Pereira
Raimundo Barreto
Renato Zanetti
Ricardo Ferreira
Silvio Fernandes
Tadeu Oliveira
Vicente Lucena
Victor Medeiros