Electronic based systems – EBS – are components, assemblies and devices with microelectronics and nanoelectronics, as well as embedded software. They are the technological backbone of digitalization.
With the Research Divisions Sensor Systems, RF Systems, Power Electronics and System Integration, SAL is offering “key enabling technologies” for precisely these electronic based systems and is laying the basis for smart products and processes that create the foundations for things such as Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things (IOT), autonomous driving, cyber-physical systems (CPS), AI, smart cities, smart energy and smart health.
Research is carried out at both model level and hardware level (components, assemblies and devices with microelectronics and nanoelectronics) as well as the attendant embedded software level, in conjunction with the holistic knowledge of comprehensive system integration.
The research programs relate to relevant major topics with forward-looking development potential and promote high-quality cooperative research with partners from science and industry; they have long-term perspectives (up to 10 years). Despite the long-term orientation, they are subjected to an annual review process by an international scientific board in order to be able to react to new trends and developments. They cover research areas in one or more research divisions and thus form the basis for cooperation of the individual areas.
The research projects envisaged for this are set up for a medium-term period (2-4 years) and work on specialized research questions related to issues of the research programs. The conception of the research projects is an ongoing process that is constantly supplemented and enhanced.