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Professorship Circuit and System Design
Research

Research

Based upon many years of research in the field or circuit and system design, the chair gained an extensive knowledge about the design of application-specific circuits (ASICs). There exist special know-how and skills on the design and usage of PLD-circuits, field-programmable ASICs (FPGA) and mask-programmable ASICs (Gate-Array, Standard Cell). Therefore main fields of application are real-time processing, rapid prototyping in image processing and vibro-acoustic, simulator coupling and emulators.

Currently we are working on the following areas:

  • Research in logic and system design, FPGA-, PLD-, Gate-Array and circuit applications
  • High performance arithmetic for different usage (MPEG-Video Decoder, Image Compression, Graphic Controller)
  • Development of re-usable components, IPs (Intellectual Properties), design environment for re-use, <pplications
  • Specification of systems, formal methods for specification and verification
  • Using fuzzy-accelerators for vibro-acoustic detection and classification (noise analysis)
  • Development and usage of a universal modular system for real-time tasks and teaching
  • System design of heterogeneous micro and nano systems (in cooperation with the Chair of Microsystems and Precision Engineering and the Center for Microtechnologies)
  • Investigation and generation of data path components with high algorithmic capacity
  • Low Power Design
  • Monitoring systems in the field of fiber-reinforced plastics and health care devices

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