Newsletter 03/2023

In our new series #EASFaces, we would like to introduce you to the people at our institute. What drives our employees to carry out research for the world of tomorrow on a daily basis? The series begins with Sneha Kadam, who has been working as an analog designer in the Business Area Efficient Electronics at Fraunhofer IIS/EAS since 2022.

Sneha Kadam #EASFaces  - Analog-Designerin am Fraunhofer IIS/EAS
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1. Briefly introduce yourself and your career. How long have you been working at Fraunhofer IIS/EAS and what did you do before?

I’m Sneha Kadam, currently employed as a Research Associate at Fraunhofer IIS/EAS, Dresden. My professional journey in Germany commenced in 2018 when I embarked on a pursuit of higher education, enrolling in the Micro and Nanosystems Master's program at the Technische Universität Chemnitz. I joined Fraunhofer IIS/EAS initially as a student in 2021, subsequently transitioning into a full-time employee in November 2022.

2. What are your tasks at the institute?

As an analog designer at Fraunhofer IIS/EAS, my role entails designing and optimizing analog electronic circuits, conducting simulations for performance analysis, selecting appropriate components, and performing extensive testing and validation to meet project specifications. I also focus on power management, and seamless integration with digital components in mixed-signal systems. Staying updated with the latest advancements in analog design techniques and documenting design specifications are crucial aspects of my work. Collaboration with interdisciplinary teams and clients is essential to align design solutions with project goals and institute objectives.

3. What does a typical working day look like for you?

A typical working day for me as an analog designer at Fraunhofer IIS/EAS involves a blend of tasks. I usually begin by reviewing project goals and priorities. I then delve into designing and analyzing circuits. Some days, I participate in project review meetings or general weekly meetings to ensure alignment with project objectives and collaborative

4. What excites you most about your job?

What excites me most about my job is the opportunity to work at the forefront of technology and innovation. I find it truly inspiring to tackle complex challenges in analog circuit design, finding creative solutions to meet project goals and push the boundaries of what's possible in microelectronics. The dynamic nature of our projects, the constant learning, and the collaborative environment where I can exchange ideas with talented colleagues and researchers are also highly motivating. Ultimately, seeing our designs come to life and contribute to cutting-edge advancements in technology is incredibly rewarding.