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Science and research

Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies STU in Bratislava

Institute:           Institute of Computer Systems and Networks
Contact person: Assoc.Prof. Ing. Tibor Krajčovič, PhD.
Contact:            +421-2-21022515
e-mail:              tibor.krajcovic@stuba.sk

Description:

The laboratory is focused on the embedded system research. It is equipped with all necessary equipment for design, implementation and testing of applications for embedded systems based on modern microprocessors, one-chip microcomputers and soft-core processors, including real-time applications. It contains specialized equipment, such as development kits based on monolitic microprocessors and one-chip microcomputers with RISC and CISC architectures, FPGA and CPLD development kits, logical analyzers, in-circuit and JTAG emulators, digital oscilloscopes and other development tools.

 

Projects:

  • Projekt No. 1/0822/08 Intelligent Embedded Systems (IVS). Slovak grant agency for science. (2008-2010)
  • Project „Support for Building the Center of Excellence for Smart Technologies, Systems and Services“, ITMS code: 26240120005, Agency MŠVVaŠ SR for Structural Funds (2008-2010)
  • Project No. 1/0649/09 Security and Reliability in Distributed Computer Systems and Mobile Networks. Slovak grant agency for science. (2009-2011) 
  • Project No. VMSP-P-0059-09 Universal Modular Industry Computer. Agency for support the research and development. (2009-2010)
  • Project „Support for Building the Center of Excellence for Smart Technologies, Systems and Services II“, ITMS code: 26240120029, Agency MŠVVaŠ SR for Structural Funds (2010-2013) 
  • Project No. 1/1105/11 Robust MPC for Hybrid Systems (RPHS). Slovak grant agency for science. (2011-2013)

 

Publications:

  • ŠTRBA, A. - KRAJČOVIČ, T. Software Design challenges for self-sustaining Embedded Systems. In PINKER, J. Applied Electronics 2008 : International Conference. Pilsen, Czech Republic, 10.-11.9.2008. Plzeň: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, 2008, s. 207--210. ISBN 987-80-7043-654-7. 
  • JURIKOVIČ, M. - PIŠTEK, P. - KRAJČOVIČ, T. Remote Control od Cell Phone via Bluetooth Interface by Computer. In ICETA 2008 : 6th International Conference on Emerging e-Learning Technologies and Applications. High Tatras, Slovakia, September 11-13, 2008. Košice: Elfa, 2008, s. 117--122. ISBN 978-80-8086-089-9.
  • ABAFFY, J. - KRAJČOVIČ, T.: Latencies in Linux and FreeBSD kernels with different schedulers - O(1), CFS, 4BSD, ULE. In Callaos, N. -- Chu, H. -- Savoie, M. J. -- Tremante, A. -- Zinn, C. The 2nd International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation, July 10 - 13, 2009 - Orlando, Florida, USA : Proceedings Volume III. Orlando:International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, 2009, s. 110--115. ISBN 1-934272-70-1. 
  • POHRONSKÁ, M. - KRAJČOVIČ, T. ARM7 Based Embedded System for Education. In PINKER, J. Applied Electronics 2009 : International Conference. Pilsen, Czech Republic, 9.-10.9.2009. Plzeň: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, 2009, s. 207--210. ISBN 978-80-7043-781-0.
  • POHRONSKÁ, M. - KRAJČOVIČ, T. Implementation of Expert Systems in Embedded and Real-Time Systems. In KOLLÁR JÁN, -- NOVITZKÁ, V. INFORMATICS 2009 : Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Informatics Herľany, Slovakia, November 23.-25, 2009. Department of Computers and Informatics FEI TU of Košice, 2009, s. 259--264. ISBN 978-80-8086-126-1. 
  • ABAFFY, J. - KRAJČOVIČ, T. PI-ping - Benchmark Tool for Testing Latencies and Throughput in Operating Systems. In: International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CISSE 09), Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA, December 4-12, 2009, Vol.2: Innovations in Computing Sciences and Software Engineering, Sobh, T., Elleithy, K. (Eds.), Dordrecht: Springer, 2010, 490 p., s. 557 – 560. ISBN: 978-90-481-9111-6. 
  • POHRONSKÁ, M. - KRAJČOVIČ, T. Fault-tolerant embedded systems with multiple FPGA implemented watchdogs. In KOZÁK, Š. -- KOZÁKOVÁ, A. -- ROSINOVÁ, D. Kybernetika a informatika : Medzinárodná konferencia SSKI SAV, Vyšná Boca, SR, 10.-13.2.2010. Bratislava: Vydavateľstvo STU, 2010, ISBN 978-80-227-3241-3.
  • HLAVATOVIČ, A. - KRAJČOVIČ, T. Microkernel System as Basis for System Library Based on Generic Components. In KOZÁK, Š. -- KOZÁKOVÁ, A. -- ROSINOVÁ, D. Kybernetika a informatika : Medzinárodná konferencia SSKI SAV, Vyšná Boca, SR, 10.-13.2.2010. Bratislava: Vydavateľstvo STU, 2010, ISBN 978-80-227-3241-3.
  • ABAFFY, J. - KRAJČOVIČ, T. Software support for multiple hardware watchdog timers in the Linux OS. In PINKER, J. Applied Electronics 2010: International Conference. Pilsen, Czech Republic, 8.-9.9.2010. Plzeň: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, 2010, s. 17--19. ISBN 978-80-7043-865-7, IEEE CFP1069A-PRT.
  • POHRONSKÁ, M. - KRAJČOVIČ, T. Embedded Systems with Increased Reliability Using the Multiple Watchdog Timers Approach. In PINKER, J. Applied Electronics 2010: International Conference. Pilsen, Czech Republic, 8.-9.9.2010. Plzeň: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, 2010, s. 273--276. ISBN 978-80-7043-865-7, IEEE CFP1069A-PRT.
  • POHRONSKÁ, M. - KRAJČOVIČ, T. FPGA Implementation of Multiple Hardware Watchdog Timers for Enhancing Real-Time Systems Security. In. EUROCON 2011 and CONFTELE 2011, April 27-29, 2011, Lisbon, Portugal, s. 1---4. IEEE ISBN: 978-1-4244-7485-1
  • POHRONSKÁ, M. - KRAJČOVIČ, T. Embedded System Architecture for Real-time Rulebased Reasoning. In POPOVIC, M. -- VRANIĆ, V. Second Eastern European Regional Conference on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems, 5-6 September 2011 Bratislava, Slovakia. Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society, 2011, s. 85--91. ISBN 978-0-7695-4418-2.
  • HARVANOVÁ, V. - KRAJČOVIČ, T. Implementing ZigBee Network in Forest Regions –Considerations, Modeling and Evaluations. In PINKER, J. Applied Electronics 2010: International Conference. Pilsen, Czech Republic, 7.-8.9.2011. Plzeň: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, 2011, s. 149--152. ISBN 978-80-7043-987-6, IEEE CFP1169A-PRT.
  • ABAFFY, J. - BÔŽIK, P. - KRAJČOVIČ, T. Implementation of Watchdog Timers Using D-Bus. In: WCIT-2011 2nd World Conference on Information Technology, 22-27 November, 2011, Antalya/Turkey : Abstract Book. - [s.l.]: Academic World Education & Research Center, 2011. - s. 70
  • Ďuríček, M. – Pohronská, M. – Krajčovič, T. A Hardware Reset Implementation in Multiple FPGA Watchdog System. In Štefan Kozák, Alena Kozáková, Danica Rosinová (Eds.): Proceedings of the International Conference CYBERNETICS AND INFORMATICS 2012, Vydavateľstvo STU, pp. 71--72, ISBN 978-80-227-3642-8.
  • Pohronská, M. – Krajčovič, T. Hardware-accelerated Rule-based Systems for Embedded Platforms. In Štefan Kozák, Alena Kozáková, Danica Rosinová (Eds.): Proceedings of the International Conference CYBERNETICS AND INFORMATICS 2012, Vydavateľstvo STU, pp. 69--70, ISBN 978-80-227-3642-8.
  • Ďuríček, M. – Pohronská, M. - Krajčovič, T. Functional Prototype of Multiple Watchdog System Implemented in FPGA. In: In PINKER, J. Applied Electronics 2012: International Conference. Pilsen, Czech Republic, 5.-6.9.2012. Pilsen: University of West Bohemia, September 2012, s. 75--78. ISBN 978-80-261-0038-6, IEEE CFP1269A-PRT. 
  • POHRONSKÁ, M. - KRAJČOVIČ, T. Implementation of the Handheld Decision Support System for Agriculture and Home Gardening. In Sobh, Tarek; Elleithy, Khaled (Eds.):Emerging Trends in Computing, Informatics, Systems Sciences, and Engineering, Springer, 2013, pp. 637--646, ISBN 978-1-4614-3557-0.
  • ABAFFY, J. - KRAJČOVIČ, T. Multiple Software Watchdog Timers in the Linux OS. In Sobh, Tarek; Elleithy, Khaled (Eds.): Emerging Trends in Computing, Informatics, Systems Sciences, and Engineering. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Volume 151, 2013, pp. 759-765, Springer, 2013, ISBN 978-1-4614-3557-0. 
  • ŠTRBA, A. - KRAJČOVIČ, T. Operating System for Wireless Embedded Systems Powered by Energy Harvesters. In Sobh, Tarek; Elleithy, Khaled (Eds.): Emerging Trends in Computing, Informatics, Systems Sciences, and Engineering. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Volume 151, 2013, pp 331-344, Springer, 2013, ISBN 978-1-4614-3557-0.
  • Vojtko, M. - Krajčovič, T. Prototype of Modular Operating System for Embedded Applications. In: In PINKER, J. Applied Electronics 2013: International Conference. Pilsen, Czech Republic, 10.-12.9. 2013. Pilsen: University of West Bohemia, September 2013, s. 317--320. ISSN: 1803-7232, ISBN 978-80-261-0166-6, IEEE CFP1369A-PRT.

 

Photos:


Fig.1: General view of the Embedded Systems Laboratory


Fig.2: Systems for embedded applications based on 32-bit x86 processor family, developed in the Embedded Systems Laboratory. For x86 family based systems were developed in the laboratory original debugging tools for real and privileged modes.


Fig.3: Development system for embedded applications based on 32-bit RISC processor.
For hardware implementation of the selected functions, the system is equipped with programmable FPGA circuit.