Department of Informatics and Telecommunications

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)


The lab

Digital Systems & Computer Architecture Laboratory (DSCAL) of the Department of Informatics & Telecommunications, of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) has 10+ members including two (2)  Professors, two (2) Post-doctoral researchers and several R&D staff (PhD and MSc students).

DSCAL has more than 25 years of experience in fault tolerant computing, dependable computer architecture, on-line defect detection, fault tolerance and design validation of processors and processor-based System-on-Chips.

Currently, DSCAL focuses on low-cost and power-aware defect detection for microprocessors, on-line defect detection, silicon debug/validation of microprocessor architectures, microprocessors reliability evaluation, error detection and fault tolerance in massively parallel architectures including GPUs, as well as memory system design for massively parallel architectures.

DSCAL is also involved in Space Systems Design activities with focus on On-Board Data Handling Systems and is able to supply the European space supply chain with products and services as center of excellence especially in providing cutting-edge technology IP cores for image/data compression, channel coding, and encryption according to Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) recommended standards already having a TRL 5. DSCAL  will provide the image compressor FPGA firmware of the ESA PROBA-3 ASPIICS Coronagraph System Payload (CDR Feb 2016).

DSCAL participates in several National and European research projects and Networks of Excellence.

DSCAL is also involved in educational activities. The courses supported include Logic Design, Computer Organization and Architecture, Digital Systems Design at undergraduate and graduate level.