—White Rabbit (WR) is the project name for a ambiguous project that uses Ethernet as both, deterministic (synchronous) data transfer and timing network. The presented design aims for a general purpose, fieldbus like transmission system, which provides deterministic data and timing to approximately 1000 timing stations. The main advantage over conventional… (More)
In this paper, the dynamic model with sensor and actuator for the articulated robotic arm is obtained by using the combination of the structural, the sensor, and the actuator dynamic models. The proposed approach is validated comparing the simulation results against the experimental results.
This paper presents an introduction to digital hardware design using Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). After a historical introduction and a quick overview of digital design, the internal structure of a generic FPGA is discussed. We then describe the design flow, i.e., the steps needed to go from design idea to actual working hardware. Digital signal… (More)
BACKGROUND Dengue is a leading cause of morbidity throughout the tropics; however, accurate population-based estimates of mortality rates are not available. METHODS/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We established the Enhanced Fatal Acute Febrile Illness Surveillance System (EFASS) to estimate dengue mortality rates in Puerto Rico. Healthcare professionals submitted… (More)
The recently proposed speaker diarization technique based on binary keys provides a very fast alternative to state-of-the-art systems with little increase of Diarization Error Rate (DER). Although the approach shows great potential, it also presents issues, mainly in the stopping criterion. Therefore, exploring alternative clustering/stopping criterion… (More)
This paper presents an introduction to digital hardware design using Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). After a historical introduction and a quick overview of digital design, the internal structure of a generic FPGA is discussed. Then we describe the design flow, i.e. the steps needed to go from design idea to actual working hardware. Digital signal… (More)
GENERAL ARCHITECTURE To cope with the user requirements  for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) era, a new system has to be developed for the acquisition and display of analog signals in the accelerator domain. OASIS, the Open Analog Signals Information System, extends the capabilities of the existing 'new Analogue observation system' (nAos) in many fronts:… (More)
The operation of a domestic induction cooktop is based on the wireless energy transfer from the inductor to the pot. In such systems, the induction efficiency is defined as the ratio between the power delivered to the pot and the consumed power from the supplying converter. The non-transferred power is dissipated in the inductor, raising its temperature.… (More)