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Near Field Communication Research

Company description

PsiControl is part of the Picanol Group (, market leader in weaving machines. PsiControl develops and produces custom-made controllers, HMI and touch devices. PsiControl integrates facilities for design of controller electronics and drives together with in-house electronic production and assembly. Our focus is on the design, development, production and support for electronic and mechatronic systems. By using our own platforms we are able to reduce time-to-market and enable high-performing, cost-effective solutions.

For this purpose we have R&D and prototyping departments in Ypres (Belgium) and procurement, production and service activities in our branches in Belgium and Romania. At PsiControl, we have built a wide-ranging portfolio of processing core platforms. All controller intelligence, human interfacing, electrical IO and external communication can be combined into a single product. This ‘all in one’ principle represents a very cost-effective customized solution, built to the specifications of the customer. Innovation, technology and ongoing R&D efforts remain crucial to the international success of PsiControl. PsiControl employs around 380 people.

Job description

Our current Near-Field Communication (NFC) solutions are either too hard to implement in small controllers or are more suitable for a high-level Linux integration. We are looking for an intermediate solution that can be used in different environments and applications. Therefore, an in-depth study should be executed to compare newest NFC transceiver solutions andchoose a suitable candidate for a dedicated prototype.

Your task
o Evaluate new NFC transceivers
o Design hardware for the top choices
o Antenna tuning
o Implement the system in our test platform

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Master Elektronica en/of Embedded Software

We offer

What will you learn?
o Analog Hardware
o PCB-design
o C/C++

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