FPGA Vision Remote Lab

Learn about image processing with an FPGA. Video lectures explain algorithm and implementation of lane detection for automotive driving. Real hardware is available as a remote lab.
The FPGA Vision Remote Lab is Open Education.
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Learning Material

NEWS 2020

  • 15.5.2020 - The IEEE Spectrum features our remote lab: "The Institute"
  • 12.5.2020 - We add subtitles in Brazilian Portuguese for our YouTube videos. First subtitles are already online, more will come. Thanks to Prof. Dr. Cláudio Machado Diniz, Universidade Católica de Pelotas.
  • 24.4.2020 - Marco Winzker discusses teaching with remote-labs in the virtual lunch meeting of FH Aachen
  • 15.4.-15.6.2020 - The next FPGA Vision Open Online Course is offered.
  • 14.4.2020 - The lab will be offline in the morning (German time), because we increase the capacity of our internet connection. In general, we see high access rates on different university servers, so response time for the lab might be slower.
  • 27.3.2020 - We have doubled our capacity for the Cyclone V FPGA, two experiments instead of one. And we have reduced time for experiments to allow more users. We will monitor usage and keep adapting the system.
  • 12.3.2020 - Covid-19, Corona-Virus will lead to a shift towards eLearning. We currently increase the capacity of the remote-lab to enable more users. For the next days, the system might be offline for short periods of time, due to reconfiguration.
  • 11.-13.3.2020 - Poster at Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hochschuldidaktik (dghd), Berlin, Germany (presented online, due to "Covid-19").
  • 10.3.2020 - Meeting of Community Working Group „Remote-Labs in Germany“ shifted from Berlin, Germany to online-meeting.
  • 26.-28.2.2020 - Presentation at REV2020, Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation, Athens, Georgia, USA.
  • 25.2.2020 - LabsLand community event, Athens, Georgia, USA with presentation of our lab.
  • 30.1.2020 - Marco Winzker participates at meeting of digi-Fellows North Rhine-Westphalia in Bonn, Germany.
  • 10.1.2020 - New lectures about an FIR filter on an FPGA released: Video, Source code

NEWS 2019

  • 9.-10.12.2019 - Participation at “Strategies Beyond Borders", Hochschulforum Digitalisierung, Berlin, Germany.
  • 27.-29.11.2019 - Tutorial at the IEEE International Conference on Electronics Circuits and Systems, Genova, Italy.
  • 19.11.2019 - Andrea Schwandt visits Universidad Technológica Nacional, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 18.11.2019 - Source files moved to GitHub. Alternative download still available.
  • 7.-15.11.2019 - Workshop on setting up and managing remote labs at UNSL, San Luis, Argentina by Andrea Schwandt.
  • 23.-25.10.2019 - Marco Winzker participates at IEEE Learning with MOOCS 2019 in Milwaukee, USA.
  • 22.10.2019 - Meeting of Community Working Group „Remote-Labs in Germany“ at our campus.
  • 21.10.2019 - HFDcon in Bonn, Germany. We have a poster with the Community Working Group „Remote-Labs in Germany“.
  • 16.-19.10.2019 - We present evaluation concept and results for our remote lab in a paper at IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference in Cincinnati, USA.
  • 30.9.2019 - Pablo Orduña from Labsland visits our University and the remote lab.
  • 12.-13.9.2019 - HRK Nexus "Digitaler Wandel in Studium und Lehre" in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Andrea Schwandt and Marco Winzker participate and we present the remote lab.
  • 6.9.2019 - elearn.nrw in Essen, Germany: Marco Winzker has a lightning talk and poster about the project.
  • 30.8.-2.9.2019 - The Remote Lab was offline, due to maintenance of our university power system.
  • 2.5.-3.7.2019 - The FPGA Vision Open Online Course is held for the first time.
  • 7.5.2019 - Video on generating test images with a DE10-Lite board.
  • 9.-11.4.2019 - IEEE Educon conference in Dubai. Andrea Schwandt talks about development of our remote lab and helpful students' feedback.
  • 15.3.2019 - Remote lab now uses https to have secure communication.
  • 5.3.2019 - Meeting of Community Working Group „Remote-Labs in Germany“ at dghd-conference in Leipzig.
  • 15.2.2019 - Winner of the GOLC Online Lab Award 2019, category remote.
  • 21.-24.1.2019 - Andrea Schwandt presents the FPGA laboratory system at ASPDAC in Tokyo, Japan.
  • 15.1.2019 - Meeting of Community Working Group „Remote-Labs in Germany“ at our university.
  • 7.1.2019 - Information about using the lane detection code with Terasic FPGA boards in your lab: video and source code

NEWS 2018

  • 20.12.2018 - We received a grant from our Vice-President for International Affairs to promote international cooperation of students with the remote lab
  • 17.-18.12.2018 - Andrea Schwandt and Marco Winzker take part at the workshop of the Community Working Group „Remote-Labs in Germany“ in Dortmund.
  • 3.12.2018 - Ukrainian subtitles available for lecture videos. Thanks to Serhii Ivanets, Chernihiv National University of Technology, Ukraine.
  • 21.10.2018 - Half-day tutorial about signal processing with the FPGA remote-lab at IEEE SiPS in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • 27.9.2018 - Winner of the International E-Learning Award 2018, Academic Division of the IELA.
  • 25.9.2018 - Hochschulforum Digitalisierung announced funding of the Community Working Group „Remote-Labs in Germany“. We are part of the consortium.
  • 24.-25.9.2018 - "Shaping the Digital Turn" of the Hochschulforum Digitalisierung in Berlin: Barcamp-Session about the Remote-Lab-Lecture on Tuesday.
  • 16.8.2018 - Graphics from the video lectures are available in a gallery.
  • 11.6.2018 - We moved both FPGA systems to a server room. We now have climate control and room temperature is stable, independent of our local weather.
  • 30.4.2018 - A second FPGA system with a Cyclone IV is available. You can now compare power consumption for different CMOS technologies.
  • 17.-20.4.2018 - IEEE Educon conference: Shatha AbuShanab and Andrea Schwandt participate with a paper in the conference in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.
  • 3.4.2018 - We release a major upgrade of the remote-lab: You can upload your own image for processing and operate the switches of the FPGA board.
  • 21.-23.3.2018 - REV2018 conference: Shatha AbuShanab presents the project in Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • 11.-14.3.2018 - IEEE Edunine conference: Marco Winzker presents the remote-lab in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 12.3.2018 - Marco Winzker visits the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and presents the remote-lab-lecture.
  • 6.-9.3.2018 - Marco Winzker visits the Universidad Nacional de San Luis in Argentina, our partner in introducing the remote-lab-lecture.
  • 26.1.2018 - We release power measurement for the FPGA.
  • 9.1.2018 - The remote-lab is online.
  • 4.1.2018 - The video lectures are available on our YouTube channel.

NEWS 2017

  • 7.12.2017 - IEEE ICECS conference: Andrea Schwandt presents the remote-lab hardware in Batumi, Georgia.
  • 25.-28.4.2017 - IEEE Educon conference: Marco Winzker talks about low power digital design in Athens, Greece.
  • 7.3.2017 - Marco Winzker presents the concept for the remote lab at the workshop "E-Learning in den Ingenieurwissenschaften" in Aachen.
  • January 2017 - Marco Winzker is granted a Fellowship of the Ministry for Science of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Stifterverband to develop the FPGA Vision Remote Lab.
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg


About the FPGA Vision Remote Lab

The remote-lab is a project of Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg.

24/7 availability. Independent systems at different locations are planned.

We provide long-time availability. We use the system for our local lectures and perform regular maintenance. If you plan to use our remote-lab for your lecture you can contact us. As a minimum the remote-lab will be available until 2023.