Advanced System Engineering
Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems
The department Advanced System Engineering (ASE) conducts research and development for the design, electronic simulation and characterization of micro and nano electronic systems and micro systems. The department has more than 10 years experience in the field of system integration and electromagnetic reliability of miniaturized electronic modules and systems.
The ASE‘s core competences of design and modeling have been systematically enhanced since the beginning of 2006 for the business areas electromagnetic reliability (EMR – chip/module/system level) and multi device integration (MDI – RFID antennas and circuitry/model-based development/technology modeling especially costs, data, parameter, 3D-design methods).
The main focus of research is on modeling parasitic electromagnetic effects (electromagnetic compatibility, signal integrity and high frequency), not only for the IC-level but also for packages, modules and PCB. The work makes a crucial contribution to the development of reliable miniaturized systems.
Methods for the measurement and calculation of electromagnetic fields as well as circuit simulations at an analogue level are employed to analyze the transmission behaviour of micro and nano electronic systems (crosstalk, reflection, changing of nominal signal shape) in the time and frequency domain.
Furthermore, RFID antennas and systems are developed for use in harsh conditions and environments. The application areas EMR and model-driven design are the speciality of ASE. These areas have been systematically developed and their success is reflected in numerous R&D projects acquired in collaboration with industry, specifically PARACHUTE (MEDEA+), EMCpack (PIDEA+), E-CAB(EU) and PARIFLEX (BMBF).
ASE closely cooperates with the University of Paderborn (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics) and the Leibniz University Hannover (Institute of Electromagnetic Theory) within the competence network Future EMC/RF-Modeling and Simulation Methodologies.
- Modeling, simulation and characterization of PLLs for clock synthesis
- Fast simulation models for the characterization of clock signal integrity
- Black box modeling of mixed signal devices using radial basis algorithms
- Identification of conducted disturbances at PCB level with regards to ESD overstress
- Compact modeling for ESD analysis within customer-specific EDA environments
- System modeling of BCI
- Simulation and analysis of complex virtual EMC oriented measurement
- Setup for automotive applications
- Development and optimization of RFID antenna in harsh aeronautic applications
- Development of high resolution automatic near field 3D-scanning systems
- Implementation of algorithms for optimized 3D optical scanning procedure
- Optimization of near field energy transfer characteristics in RFID specific applications