Hidden in transportation systems, medical devices, consumer goods, and almost all other technical products, embedded systems are performing essential tasks that make our daily lives safer and more comfortable. Every year, more than three billion embedded components and devices are manufactured, incorporating 98% percent of all microprocessors built. Embedded systems are omnipresent, and our modern economy and society would be unable to survive without them.
The requirements on the reliability and functional safety of such systems are correspondingly high. Failures can rarely be tolerated – particularly when such failures might jeopardize people or the environment. At the same time, the complexity of these systems is increasing ever faster. They are tightly interconnected and developed in a distributed manner. At the same time, they must also fulfill numerous, sometimes contradictory, functional and non-functional requirements.
In order to meet these challenges, the division “Embedded Systems” focuses on innovative methods and techniques for developing highly reliable and safe systems in a cost-efficient manner.