Rached Tourki was born in Tunis, on May 13 1948. He received the B.S. degree in Physics (Electronics option) from Tunis University, in 1970; the M.S. and the Ph.D. in Electronics from Orsay Electronic Institute, Paris-south University in 1971 and 1973 respectively. From 1973 to 1974 he served as Microelectronics Engineer in Thomson-CSF. He received the Doctorat d’etat in Physics from Nice University in 1979. Since this date he has been Professor in Microelectronics and Microprocessors with the Physics department in the Faculty des of Sciences of Monastir. His researches interests are digital signal processing and hardware–software codesign for rapid prototyping in telecommunications.