Key Technologies for a Connected World

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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.


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


Reliability of ICs

  • Degradation models for integrated devices
  • Prediction of silicon aging
  • Tools for robust, reliable ICs and systems

System Level Design

  • Modeling of complex systems across several levels of abstraction space
  • System verification for functional safety
  • Hardware-in-the-Loop tests

Integrated Sensor Electronics

  • Mixed-signal IPs in micro as well as ultra-deep sub-micron-technologies
  • Intelligent IPs for mixed-signal designs

System Integration

  • Solutions, design and services for 2.5 and 3D systems as well as for advanced packaging
  • Development of methods and services for assembly design kits

Optical Sensors

  • Vision system-on-chip for challenging  image analyzing tasks in automation
  • »IAP tool kit« for individual image processing solutions
  • Application-specific adaptions

Industrial Data Analysis

  • Self-learning condition monitoring systems for predictive maintenance
  • Quality control in production
  • Analysis of exiting data from industrial settings

Energy Management

  • Self-learning, predictive controllers for building services
  • Automated operating optimization
  • Reduction of energy consumption by optimized production planning

Wireless-networked Automation

  • Tools for monitoring and diagnosis of problems in industrial wireless systems
  • Highly reliable wireless communication system for real-time applications



DAC 2018 from 24 to 28 June 2018

The Design Automation Conference (DAC) in San Francisco is considered the world’s most important conference and trade fair for the automated development of electronic systems.

Date: VDI Special Day Predictive Maintenance (June 23, 2017)

Led by Fraunhofer IIS/EAS, this seminar will focus on innovative maintenance strategies.

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

Reflex over Reaction

Over the last two years, Fraunhofer IIS/EAS and the semiconductor manufacturer GLOBALFOUNDRIES have worked together in the project »MARS« to advance the development of highly reliable 22 nm FDSOI components.


Press Release

Comprehensive Lifetime Prediction for ICs

With new mathematical models, electronic designers are now able to realistically predict the long-term behavior of ICs and systems for years in advance.

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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Dr. Peter Schneider

Head of Research Area

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

Phone +49 351 4640-701

Sandra Kundel

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Sandra Kundel


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

Phone +49 351 4640-809