Development of an ultra-low power wireless communication platform for low power IoT sensors - QC-135

Preferred Disciplines: Postdoc/PhD in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
Company: NA
Project Length:  1 year (2 units)
Desired start date: As soon as possible
Location: Montreal, Quebec 
No. of Positions: 1
Preferences: Language: English

About Company:

Our company is an innovative and sustainable connectivity platform for low power sensors used in Internet of Things applications. We are backed up and incubated by TandemLaunch Inc. and have been the winner of many awards including CES Eureka park innovators award.

Project Description:

This project is to improve the power performance of products and to investigate the impact of a number of error correction mechanisms on the complexity and performance of communication links.

Background and required skills

Research Objectives/Sub-Objectives:

  • Study of the state of the art error correction mechanisms
  • Identification of the mechanisms that can be applied to various settings
  • Presting the findings to the technical team to discuss  further development avenues
  • Providing an FPGA implementation of the chosen setups followed by test and verification of the FPGA algorithm
  • This path can lead to scientific publications with the potential of presenting at conferences and technical events


  • As above to be discussed in more details

Expertise and Skills Needed:

  • Experience with FPGA design and operation. Proficiency with Verilog programming, FPGA simulation and FPGA synthesis process
  • Understanding of how SPI, I2C at the hardware level
  • Experience with circuit and schematic design
  • Experience with board design layout and familiarity with multiple-layer board considerations
  • Hands-on experience and strong proficiency using lab measurement equipment such as oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers and VNAs
  • Good verbal and written communication skills


For more info or to apply to this applied research position, please

  1. Check your eligibility and find more information about open projects.
  2. Interested students need to get approval from their supervisor and send their CV along with a link to their supervisor’s university webpage by applying through the webform or directly to Jean-Philippe Valois at jpvalois(a)