Today, many products have integrated electronics. In a modern midsize car alone, numerous electronic systems are used to optimize comfort, safety and effi ciency. In the traffi c and transportation segment, this type of hard- and software system is also incorporated into traffic infrastructures; safety systems; and the coordination of transportation and materials fl ows in logistics. In the health sector embedded electronic systems have become indispensable, improving quality of life and off ering a range of options to maintain and regain health. Examples of such medically relevant solutions include hearing aids, pacemakers, mobile ECG or »lab-on-chip« devices that improve diagnosis and treatment options.
Some of these products have only become possible thanks to rapid developments in manufacturing technology that have allowed embedded hardware and software systems (HW/SW) to be produced in ever smaller, more compact forms. This results in a continuous stream of new challenges for industry and research institutions. Ever smaller products must be incorporated into ever more complex system architectures that must simultaneously meet the increasing requirements of modern applications regarding processing speed and energy efficiency. In addition to this, globalized markets mean growing time pressure for development work and shorter product cycles. Developers are also faced with high cost pressures, since competition among mass-market products is fierce and margins are low. The smallest diff erences in price are often key competitive advantages. Many applications have the further complicating factor that the embedded HW/SW systems are often deployed in security-critical applications.
Various research groups at OFFIS and Oldenburg University have been investigating these issues and challenges for many years now. Their goals include modeling; analysis; and optimization at all design levels plus the automated synthesis of embedded HW/SW systems regarding performance, energy consumption, manufacturing fluctuations, ageing effects, environmental influences, required chip area, and, finally, costs. Further focuses are the development of suitable specification, verification, and synthesis methods for component-based design processes as well as formal analysis methods to ensure implementation requirements.
This work will be transferred to the Embedded System Design competence cluster to facilitate its bundling and research within a larger context. This will facilitate the development of methods, tools, and standards that assist the effi cient, secure development of microelectronic embedded systems in industrial design processes.
Philipp Ittershagen and Kim Grüttner and Wolfgang Nebel; ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES); 02 / 2018
Irune Yarza and Mikel Azkarate-Askasua and Kim Grüttner and Wolfgang Nebel; 10th Workshop on Rapid Simulation and Performance Evaluation: Methods and Tools (RAPIDO); 1 / 2018
Sören Schreiner and Maher Fakih and Kim Grüttner and Wolfgang Nebel and Duncan Graham and Salvador Peiro Frasquet; 20th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design, DSD 2017, Vienna, Austria, August 30 - September 1, 2017; 2017
Kim Grüttner and Ralph Görgen and Sören Schreiner and Fernando Herrera and Pablo Penil and Julio Medina and Eugenio Villar and Gianluca Palermo and William Fornaciari and Carlo Brandolese and Davide Gadioli and Emanuele Vitali and Davide Zoni and Sara Bocchio and Luca Ceva and Paolo Azzoni and Massimo Poncino and Sara Vinco and Enrico Macii and Salvatore Cusenza and John Favaro and Raúl Valencia and Ingo Sander and Kathrin Rosvall and Nima Khalilzad and Davide Quaglia; Microprocessors and Microsystems - Embedded Hardware Design; 2017
Kim Grüttner; Model-Implementation Fidelity in Cyber Physical System Design; 2 / 2017
Christof Schlaak and Maher Fakih and Ralf Stemmer; HIP3ES 2017; 1 / 2017
Maher Fakih, Alina Lenz, Mikel Azkarate-Askasua, Javier Coronel, Alfons Crespo, Simon Davidmann, Juan Carlos Diaz Garcia, Nera González Romero, Kim Grüttner, Sören Schreiner, Razi Seyyedi, Roman Obermaisser, Adele Maleki, Johnny Öberg, Mohamed Tagelsir Mohammadat, Jon Pérez-Cerrolaza, Ingo Sander, Ingemar Söderquist; Microprocessors and Microsystems; May / 2017
HW. Karner, C. Kernstock, Z. Stanojevi´c, O. Baumgartner, F. Schanovsky, M. Karner, D. Helms, R. Eilers, M. Metzdorf; Proceedings of the 2017 Intl. Symp. on VLSI Technology, Systems and Application; 4 / 2017
Nils Koppaetzky, Malte Metzdorf, Reef Eilers, Domenik Helms, Wolfgang Nebel; Proceedings of the 2017 27th International Symposium on Power and Timing Modeling, Optimization and Simulation (PATMOS); 9 / 2017