Folea, C., Silviu, PhD, is professor at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Automation Department, Romania. His research interests include: embedded systems - hardware and software, reconfigurable systems, data acquisition, wireless networks and low power sensors. His software interests include LabVIEW graphical programming for Real Time, FPGA or PDA modules with courses taught at bachelor and master degree. Professor Folea has fifteen years of design experience in the embedded systems domain and in university teaching. He is the author of 6 books and book chapters and of more than 60 conference and journal publications, some indexed in international databases. He is promoting his research activity as a member in professional associations such as: IEEE, SRAIT etc. Professor Folea took part in more than 25 research contracts: international, national or with external industry partners such as Cores Electronic LLC from Austin, USA. Some of the most important and interesting research contracts were carried out in collaboration with National Instruments Corporate USA, between the years 2000 and 2007. Two patents resulted from these research contracts in the USA. He worked for National Instruments Romania between the years 2005 and 2007.