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Fernando Cladera Mechatronic Engineer

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My name is Fernando Cladera. I am a Mechatronic Engineer and Master in Embedded Systems. Pragmatic and innovative are the adjectives that describe me best: I always look into new ideas, methods and technologies to improve my projects and work.

In this page you will find information about my professional background, my publications, and some projects I have worked on. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

Professional experience

2016

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Microcontrollers and Power Electronics
UNCuyo

Microcontrollers and Power Electronics is a compulsory course of the Mechatronics Engineer's Degree at UNCuyo. This course is centered on microcontroller theory, programming, microcontroller peripherals, serial bus communications, and fundamentals of power electronics.

As a Graduate Teaching Assistant, I was responsible for the lecture about programmable logic devices and VHDL. Additionally, I develop PCB prototypes with microcontrollers and CPLDs.

2014

Engineer Internship

Automatic Control Lab
UNCuyo

The Automatic Control Lab (School of Engineering - UNCuyo) teaches process control methods to undergraduate students in mechatronics, industrial and petroleum engineering. In addition, the Lab does applied research in process control applications for petroleum and wine industries.

During this internship, I built three PLC trainers using Twido 20DTK modules. Students use these trainers to learn the basis of PLC and SCADA programming.

2013

Research internship

Cairn Team
IRISA/Inria

The Cairn project-team researches new architectures, algorithms and design methods for flexible and energy efficiency domain-specific system-on-chip (SoC).

The aim of this internship was to develop a fixed-point energy-optimized OFDM receiver. The energy savings were estimated in two platforms (FPGA, ARM7). Preliminary results show that up to 60% of the energy can be saved using this adaptive technique.

Cairn website

Education

2014

Engineer's Degree

Mechatronics

UNCuyo

Average: 9.39/10

Best Student Award 2014 of the School of Engineering

UNCuyo (Universidad Nacional de Cuyo) is a national public university located in Mendoza, Argentina.

I obtained this degree after 11 academic semesters, including a final project and an internship. This degree program is centered on robotics, automation, real-time systems, mechanical design and manufacturing.

Official website (Spanish)
2014

Engineer's Degree

Mechatronics

ENIB

Ranked first among all students of ENIB for semesters 7 and 9

ENIB (École nationale d'ingénieurs de Brest) is a French national engineering school located in Brest, France. It is specialized in electronics, computing science and mechatronics.

Due to my academic performance at UNCuyo, I was awarded a scholarship to study at ENIB for three semesters.

Official website (French)
2013

Master Degree

SISEA

Université de Rennes 1

Ranked 1/18

SISEA stands for Signal, Image, Embedded Systems and Automatics. This Master of Science (M2R in France) is conducted by the University of Rennes 1 and the Advanced National College of Applied Science and Technology (ENSSAT), Lannion, France.

The branch Embedded Systems is centered on embedded systems applied to signal processing and telecommunication applications.

Official Master website (French)

ENSSAT website

Skills

  • C
  • C++
  • Matlab
  • Python
  • Java
  • SQL
  • Android
  • Docker
  • Git
  • 32-bit microprocessors (ARM7, ARM9, Cortex-M4)
  • 8-bit microcontrollers (AVR, Microchip)
  • FPGAs (Altera, Xilinx)
  • DSPs
  • PCB design (KiCad)
  • Signal and image processing
  • Sensors and instrumentation
  • Industrial and mobile robots
  • CAD - CAM (CATIA)
  • Hydraulics and pneumatics
  • 3D printing
  • Machining
  • Discrete, continuous and hybrid systems
  • System modelling
  • PLCs
  • SCADA and DCS
  • Sensors and instrumentation
  • Modeling of robotic manipulators

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Download Resume

You can download a more complete paper version of my resume here!

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Publications

Please refer to HAL open archive

International Conferences

  • Channel-Aware Energy Optimization of OFDM Receivers Using Dynamic Precision Scaling in FPGAs

    Fernando Cladera, Matthieu Gautier, and Olivier Sentieys,

    In 23rd European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2015), pages 1571-1575, Aug.-Sept. 2015

  • Energy-Aware Computing via Adaptive Precision under Performance Constraints in OFDM Wireless Receivers

    Fernando Cladera, Matthieu Gautier, and Olivier Sentieys,

    In IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI 2015), pages 591-596, July 2015

Some recent projects

  • All
  • Electronics
  • Automation
  • Mechanical Design
  • Code
  • Level Control Trainer project avatar
    Level Control Trainer
  • SAM7H256 project avatar
    FreeRTOS SAM7-H256
  • Xbee project avatar
    Xbee Lamp Switch
  • Qriro project avatar
    Qriro
  • DPS OFDM project avatar
    DPS OFDM Receivers
  • PCB milling machine project avatar
    PCB milling machine

Contact

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