Vacancy No. IPE 09-18

IPE 09-18 Bachelor and Master Theses in Physics/Electrical Engineering: Development of a 60 Mpixel CCD scientific camera for computer vision in FPGA


Job description

One of our main areas of research is the development of scientific camera with real-

time data processing e.g. for Embedded Vision. Embedded Vision is one of the most

exciting fields in technology today. Embedded Vision is a key and pervasive

megatrend that will shape the future of science, the electronics industry and scociety.

Providing machines with the ability to see, sense, and immediately respond to their

environment creates unique opportunities. Modern FPGAs are combining

programmable logic with the power of ARM processors and build a heterogeneous

platform. This platform has gained some interest in the embedded image processing

 community. For example, Xilinx has introduced a new library for computer vision,

xfOpenCV , accelerating most critical OpenCV functions. xfOpenCV will enable an

easily compose and accelerate computer vision functions in the FPGA fabric through

SDx or HLx environments.

  • Introduction to the IPE camera platform
  • Setup of Linux environment on the embedded ARM processor
  • Implementing FPGA firmware to control the high-resolution 60 Mpixel CCD
  • Develop machine vision method for image data processing with ARM and FPGA by emerging xfOpenCV
Personal qualification
  • Knowledge in C and Verilog/VHDL (basic)
  • Design of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) is a plus
  • Experience with CCD sensor (optional)
Organizational unit

Institute for Data Processing and Electronics (IPE)

Starting date

on appointment

Contract duration

According to the study regulations

Contact person

Dr. Ing. Michele Caselle, Institute IPE
Telefon: 0721/608-25903  (


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number IPE 09-18.
Personnel support is provided by 

Ms Schaber
phone: +49 721 608-25184,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

If qualified, handicapped applicants (m/f/d) will be preferred.