Start: 01 February 2011
End: 31 January 2012
Funding: Industry
Status: Due
Division: Communication Technologies
Department: Machine to Machine Communications (M2M), Smart Energy Efficient Communication Technologies (SMARTECH)
This project introduces a new design approach to overcome the limitations of the state-off-the-art in the implementation of MAC protocols either using off-the-shelf Network Interface Based Platforms or custom made hardware solutions based on Field-Programmable-Gate-Arrays (FPGAs) processors.

A novel HW/SW partitioning, the OpenMAC interface based on an innovative architecture with a fast MAC processor and a high level language C is used for programming it, is proposed as an innovative and flexible solution for the validation and the proof-of-concept of MAC protocols.

The project is funded by the Innoroute Gmbh company .
  • InnoRoute
  • Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC)
  • Sitjà, Albert