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The Communications and Digital Systems Design Group (DSDC) is a research group of Universidad de Valencia specialized in the design and development of electronic systems, from specifications definition to pre-commercial prototyping.

When the DSDC was established in 1996, its main research line was the development of readout electronic systems for the high energy detectors hosted in the European Laboratory for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva (Switzerland). Since then, the DSDC group has been expanding its technological capabilities and nowadays the group owns a high degree of expertise in the following technologies:

  • Embedded digital systems, including FPGAs with embedded microprocessors and mixed signal devices as PSoCs.
  • Wireless communications technologies (Zigbee, CyFi, Bluetooth, etc.)
  • High speed digital design, including PCBs design, component selection, EMI tests, etc.
  • Electronic developments based on microcontrollers, especially those focused on low power consumption, energy harvesting and/or electronic miniaturization.
  • Development of pre-commercial prototypes, including cost analysis and pre-certification services.

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Through their participation in several research projects, at both national and European level, these capabilities have been successfully applied to the following areas:

  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Smart cities and home automation.
  • Power efficiency.
  • Electro-medical systems.
  • Radiation detection.

Four full-time lecturers and several PhD students currently compose the DSDC. The group facilities in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería (ETSE) include two research lab (100 m2) fully equipped for electronic system design and test.


We thank PCE Instruments for its support providing equipment.