Research Topics

The Division Engineering of Adaptive Systems EAS is research center and partner to industry in the business areas Design Methodology, Efficient Electronics and Distributed Data Processing & Control. By applying knowledge, tool support and innovative solutions, we aim at achieving a more efficient design of high-quality products. This is particularly true with regard to an increasing complexity of systems and innovative manufacturing technologies.

Customers profit from our comprehensive know-how and wide-ranging experience of our engineers, scientists and technicians as well as our national and international networks in research. We professionally support our partners especially in the application areas mobility and industrial automation.

Our services range from consulting and studies to the conception of components and systems, the development of a set of methods and tools for IC design or the support for transition of products into manufacturing. Our offers are completed by trainings according to our customers' requirements.

Business Area Design Methodology


Reliability and Robustness of ICs

Microelectronic and nanoelectronic structures in components are becoming increasingly small, and advances in system integration are packing these components into ever smaller spaces. As development of the technology progresses, undesirable interactions between components and variation effects arise that must be taken into account as soon as possible before manufacturing. Models and procedures for reliability and life cycle prediction therefore support this development process.


Functional Safety

Numerous innovative products consist of complex electronic or heterogeneous systems. We support our customers with tools and services to successfully manage the development phase. They allow fast and reliable modeling for different abstraction levels.

Roland Jancke

Head of Department Design Methodology

Fraunhofer IIS, Division Engineering of Adaptive Systems
Zeunerstraße 38
01069 Dresden, Germany

Phone +49 351 4640-747

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Business Area Efficient Electronics


Integrated Sensor Electronics

The services provided by IIS/EAS in IC Design extend to the design of complex digital systems and customized mixed-signal IC solutions. We develop customized design flows and adjust these according to the specific requirements. With the Virtual ASIC Foundry at Fraunhofer IIS, housed and tested ASICs are available starting with quantities of a few hundred.


System Integration

With the increasing functionality of electronic systems and the need for increasing miniaturization, the traditional integration of all functions on a single chip (SoC) encounters technological and commercial limitations. One solution is the integration of multiple chips in a single housing from SIP to 3D.


Optical Sensors

We have developed an energy-efficient and powerful system for activity detection using image sensor systems-on-chip. It allows to solve diverse challenging location detection tasks such as in building automation, electronic control or safety systems.

Andreas Brüning

Head of Department Efficient Electronics

Fraunhofer IIS, Division Engineering of Adaptive Systems
Zeunerstraße 38
01069 Dresden, Germany

Phone +49 351 4640-712

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Business Area Distributed Data Processing & Control


Industrial Data Analysis

Unplanned downtimes or unnecessary component exchanges create preventable costs and reduce productivity. Fraunhofer IIS/EAS developed an Condition Monitoring approach for an intelligent and independent monitoring of system components. The quick and user-friendly solution saves time, effort and thereby costs as well.


Wireless-networked Automation

In automation, wireless communication is more flexible and often more cost-effective than wired solutions. Wireless technologies can work just as reliably in this setting. However, for this to occur, interferences during transmission must be avoided. This is why we support you to plan and operate such systems securely – or to also analyze existing disturbances.


Energy Management

Even today inefficient energy systems still waste resources in many areas. We have therefore developed methods and procedures which can recognize and exploit this potential.

Dr. Peter Schneider

Head of Department Distributed Data Processing and Control (acting)

Fraunhofer IIS, Division Engineering of Adaptive Systems EAS
Zeunerstraße 38
01069 Dresden, Germany

Phone +49 351 4640-701

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