Engineering of Adaptive Systems

The scientists in the Division Engineering of Adaptive Systems EAS, located in Dresden, develop key technologies for the connected world of tomorrow. Major aspects of their work are the design of reliable microchips and complex electronic systems in leading-edge semiconductor technologies as well as the corresponding design methods. Furthermore, they focus on the development of intelligent sensor systems, the analysis of large amounts of data as well as on new approaches for distributed control systems. The division develops solutions in the following fields of activity:

Tailored to current industrial needs and future challenges, the researchers work on adaptive and robust technological solutions in a broad range of applications such as mobility and industrial automation.

Range of services

In the research area »Development of Adaptive Systems«, we offer customized product solutions and services covering the following topics:


Reliability of ICs

  • Characterization of degradation at the wafer level
  • Aging modeling for transistors
  • Simulation of multi-physical effects
  • Design of stress monitors

Functional Safety

  • Customized system modeling
  • Fault modeling and injection
  • Verification at RTL and system level
  • Development of customer-specifif design flows and interfaces

Mixed-signal IC Design for Sensor Electronics

  • Customer-specific IC solutions (analog/mixed-signal)
  • Intelligent IPs for mixed-signal designs

System Packaging

  • Consulting on integration solutions
  • Support from design to series production
  • Simulation of thermal, electrical and mechanical effects for complex packages
  • Assembly Design Kit (ADK) for verification



Image Processing

  • Solutions for challenging industrial measurement and testing tasks
  • Modules for image processing on the basis of Vision-Systems-on-Chip and FPGAs
  • Hardware and software IP components

Industrial Data Analysis

  • Interdisciplinary data analysis for predictive maintenance
  • Seamless integration of big data and cloud infrastructures
  • Self-learning threshold determination

Energy Management

  • Analysis of operating data
  • Development of optimized control and regulation strategies
  • Implementation of regulations based on predictive models

Wireless Networks

  • Reliability analysis and fault diagnosis for wireless-networked automation
  • Measurement instruments and OEM modules for monitoring and fault diagnosis
  • Integration of real-time wireless systems

Current Topics

CDNLive May 13 to 14, 2020

At CDNLive in Munich, users of Cadence technologies will come together with developers and experts from industry to network and discuss their experience with design and verification issues.


ECTC May 26 to 29, 2020

The Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC) in Las Vegas, USA is the leading international event for researchers and developers to share ideas on topics such as packaging, components and microelectronic systems.

EAS Newsletter

The newsletter is published 4 times a year. It informs about new developments, projects or events of the research area »Engineering of Adaptive Systems EAS«.

Press Release

Globalfoundries, Fraunhofer and Next Big Thing found start-up

Sensry enables small and medium-sized businesses to gain access to innovative semiconductor technologies


Press Release

Trailblazer for Robust Vehicle Electronics

The partners in the research project "RESIST" have spent the last three years working on new approaches to the development of resilient electronic systems.

Press and Media

You can find all the latest press releases relating to this research area in the Press and Media section of Fraunhofer IIS website.

Peter Schneider

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Prof. Dr. Peter Schneider

Head of Research Area

Fraunhofer IIS, Division Engineering of Adaptive Systems EAS
Münchner Straße 16
01187 Dresden, Germany

Phone +49 351 45691-101

Sandra Kundel

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Sandra Kundel


Fraunhofer IIS, Division Engineering of Adaptive Systems EAS
Münchner Straße 16
01187 Dresden, Germany

Phone +49 351 45691-152