Also, the research directions of the department staff, presented above, as well as the theme area fall within the next high priority field formulated by CNCSIS:
Computer and communication technologies
The technological platform it aligns to: Embedded Systems.
The research activity takes place within the research conducted in order to fulfill the PhD thesis requirements, within the post-doctoral activities or based on the research contracts signed between the various research groups, partners and beneficiaries.
The results of the scientific research and the research reports from within the theme area mentioned above are given value through scientific papers published in specialized magazines and scientific bulletins.
The students are also involved in the research activity, through the scientific gatherings organized weekly.
Periodically, the staff of the Electronic and Computer Department organizes:
• The Embedded System Design and Applications, international symposium. The best papers on the ESDA international symposium are published in the Carpathian Journal of Electronic and Computer Engineering magazine;
• The NordTech scientific session, concretized by the works of the National Scientific Symposium, having ISBN level;
• The Students Scientific Works Session, NordTech Student, Electronic and Computer engineering section ;
• Starting with 2004, the local phase of the Interconnection techniques in electronics for Students contest are being organized by us, using computer assisted design software, contest in which the students from Applied Electronics participate. The top 3 qualify for the national phase of the TIE;
• Starting with 2006, the local phase of the Students contest in design with Programmable Logic devices and microcontrollers is organized by our department. The top 3 qualify for the national phase of the DIGILENT contest held in Cluj Napoca.
The research group from within the Intelligent Embedded Systems research lab is affiliated with the following organizations:
• ARIES (The Romanian Association for the Electronic Industry and Software);
• Xilinx University Program;
• Xilinx University Program;
• GOSPEL (General Olfaction and Sensing Projects on a European Level).
The professional collaboration connections that the researchers within the Intelligent Embedded Systems Research Lab have with world renown specialists led to the tying of partnerships between IES research group and universities (Bethune – France, Cardif – UK) as well as major companies within the field (Analog Devices, Irlanda, Xilinx and Digilent from USA, Sinopsys Org. – Italy, eASIC – Romanian Branch).
Between the North University of Baia Mare and Xilinx Inc. USA there is a partnership developed through the Xilinx University Program (XUP) that started 7 years ago with the purpose of creating a modern research infrastructure that will allow the research group from within the Electrotechnics department of the North University of Baia Mare, the use of the newest hardware and software means targeted to design using programmable logic circuits such as FPGA and CPLD.