Dr. Luigi Carro

enough for evolution…

Contact Info

Departamento de Informática Aplicada
Instituto de Informática - UFRGS

Av. Bento Gonçalves, 9500 - Campus do Vale - Bloco IV
Bairro Agronomia - Porto Alegre - RS -Brasil
CEP 91501-970 Po Box: 15064
Phone: +55 (51) 3308-6806
Fax: +55 (51) 3308-7308

Teaching Activities

Undergraduate courses

INF 113 - OrgB - Computer Organization

  • Material available at INF Moodle

Graduate courses

CMP117 - VLSI Architectures II

CMP 231 - Embedded Systems


Embedded Systems

  • Automatic software synthesis. The goal of this research is to bring the software design to a high abstraction level, supporting automation, and consequently allowing a huge increase in design productivity for embedded systems development. Specifically, embedded systems software automation is complex due to the several models of computations that must be supported in the same project.
  • Tools for embedded systems design automation. In this research we aim at the development of new tools that, while allowing design space exploration to increase productivity, reach designs with good quality. Java, Simulink and UML are design entry languages, and some tools cover communication cost optimization, Java method memory management, and NOC quality of service in real-time systems.
  • Embedded Java processor synthesis. We support the Sashimi environment, and given a Java description, we are able to synthesize the ASIP that executes that Java code. Current examples support ana MP3 player and other embedded show-cases.

Reconfigurable Architectures

  • Reconfigurable architectures with software compatibility (with Antonio Carlos Schneider Beck Filho, Mateus Beck Rutzig). The goal is to provide a reconfigurable array with a binary translation mechanism, so that we can execute code in a faster and lower energy device (the reconfigurable array), while maintaining software compatibility.
  • Fault tolerant systems in future technologies (with Monica Pereira, Erik Schuler, Carlos Lang Lisboa, Eduardo Luis Rhod). The objective of this research is to cope with future technologies when transistor density will be huge, but the transistors will be so small that their reliability will be too small. We propose several solutions based on algorithmic changes, minimum architeture change and radically new architetcures.

Curriculum Vitae

The Brazilian government supports a standard format for CVs. Please look at

Lattes CV

Although in Portuguese, most data like publications is easily recognizable.


http://www.springer.com/engineering/circuits+%26+systems/book/978-1-4614-1745-3 Adaptable Embedded Systems

Beck Filho, Antonio Carlos Schneider; Lang Lisbôa, Carlos Arthur; Carro, Luigi (Eds.)
1st Edition., 2012, 250 p.
Hardcover, ISBN 978-1-4614-1745-3
Due: March 2012

http://www.springer.com/engineering/circuits+%26+systems/book/978-90-481-3912-5 Dynamic Reconfigurable Architectures and Transparent Optimization Techniques: Automatic Acceleration of Software Execution

Luigi Carro, Antonio Carlos Schneider Beck
1st Edition., 2010, XVII, 225 p.
Hardcover, ISBN 978-90-481-3912-5

http://www.springer.com/engineering/electronics/book/978-0-387-31068-8 Fault-Tolerance Techniques for SRAM-Based FPGAs

Series: Frontiers in Electronic Testing , Vol. 32
Kastensmidt, Fernanda Lima, Carro, Luigi, Reis, Ricardo
2006, XV, 183 p., Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-387-31068-8

Projeto e Prototipação de Sistemas Digitais

Luigi Carro
176 páginas, 2001.
Edição com disquete.
ISBN 85-7025-589-6
Editora da UFRGS (esgotado)

Useful Links

Some informations for Brazilian students

Propostas de trabalho de conclusão

Tenho várias. Se voce se interessa pelos temas de pesquisa acima, ou se gostaria de propor algo que eu esteja apto a orientar, por favor envie um e-mail para marcarmos uma reunião.

Orientação de teses e dissertações

Atualmente oriento no PPGC (computação), PPGEE (Elétrica) e PGMICRO (Microeletrônica). Tenha em mente que candidatos a mestrado na Computação devem fazer poscomp. Para escolha de temas e trabalhos, após ter olhado meu CV (para ver se sou um potencial orientador na sua área de interesse), por gentileza envie um e-mail para combinarmos uma reunião.

Old Stuff (portuguese only)

Como fazer um projeto

Como fazer uma placa de circuito impresso e não engordar

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