The research of the department focuses on electronic system design. Advanced electronic systems perform an increasing amount of vital functions in areas like transport, communication or health care. These systems react continuously with a physical environment and have to satisfy different requirements, such as real-time, power, size or costs. The design process is inherently complex, because systems consist not only of analog and digital hardware, but also of an increasing amount of software controlling the functionality of the system.
The department studies techniques and methodologies for the design of electronic systems with a current focus on the following areas:
System-on-Chip Design including Networks-on-Chip, ASIC Design, Course grained programmable architectures and FPGA based SoCs.
Heterogeneous Integration of ASICs, printed circuits on flexible substrates, sensors and RF interfaces for medical, logistics and environmental applications.
Embedded Systems Design with focus on formal design methods for real-time and mixed-criticality multiprocessor embedded systems, in particular system modeling, design space exploration and system synthesis.
The research is funded by the Vinnova Excellence center iPack, industrial partners, European projects in FP7 and Artemis, and national projects supported by Vinnova, VR, SSF, and other organizations.