16th International Forum on MPSoC for Software-defined Hardware
July 11-15, 2016, Nara Hotel, Nara, Japan
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Victor Grimblatt, Synopsys, Chile
A contest has been made in Latin America to increase the participation of the Latin America community in the MPSoC forum. Objectives, rules, jury, participants, and results are presented.
Victor Grimblatt has an engineering diploma in microelectronics from Institut Nationale Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG - France) and an electronic engineering diploma from Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (Chile). He is currently R&D Group Director and General Manager of Synopsys Chile, leader in Electronic Design Automation (EDA). He opened the Synopsys Chile R&D Center in 2006. He has expertise and knowledge in business and technology and understands very well the trends of the electronic industry; therefore he is often consulted for new technological business development.
Before joining Synopsys he worked for different Chilean and multinational companies, such as Motorola Semiconductors, Honeywell Bull, VLSI technology Inc., and Compass Design Automation Inc. He started to work in EDA in 1988 in VLSI Technology Inc. where he developed synthesis tools being one of the pioneers of this new technology. He also worked in embedded systems development in Motorola semiconductors.
In 1990 he was invited by professor McCluskey to present his work in Logic Synthesis at the CRC - Stanford University. He has published several papers in EDA and embedded systems development, and since 2007 he has been invited to several Latin American Conferences (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay) to talk about Circuit Design, EDA, and Embedded Systems. From 2006 to 2008 he was member of the "Chilean Offshoring Committee" organized by the Minister of Economy of Chile. In 2010 he was awarded as "Innovator of the Year in Services Export". In 2012 he was nominated to best engineer of Chile. He is also member of several Technical Program Committees on Circuit Design and Embedded Systems. Since 2012 he is chair of the IEEE Chilean chapter of the CASS.
Victor Grimblatt is from 2002 professor of Electronics and IC Design in Universidad de Chile and Universidad de los Andes.
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Alfredo Arnaud, BQN, Uruguay
An ISO 11784/785 reader in a SoC
In this document Baqueano-Pro a portable, fully ISO11784/11785 compliant, RFID reader for the livestock industry is described. The system consists of a 32bits micro-controller and peripherals for the UI and data communication, and a 134.2 kHz RFID engine implemented in a programmable-analog programmable-digital SoC that can be configured on-the-go. This platform resulted valuable for a fast time to market development, and a reduced cost in low production batches.
Dr. Arnaud, is the Director of Engineering at BQN Uruguay. Since 1997 he has participated in R&D projects in the field of microelectronics and electronics for the industry, including RFID, medical, and compact/portable POS devices for companies in Uruguay, Brazil, Canada, and India. Dr. Arnaud received his PhD(2004), and MSc(2000) in microelectronics from UR-Uruguay. He is the co-founder of BQN in 2003 (http://www.bqn.com.uy) dedicated to HW & SW development for RFID and POS devices among others, and Chipmate in 2009 (http://www.chipmateic.com) aimed at the design ASICs for medical devices. Since 2004 he joined Universidad Catolica del Uruguay. Dr. Arnaud holds two patents and as an academic he published more than 70 papers in international journals and scientific meetings.
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