Information and communication technologies (ICT) are required to make hardware “smart.” The combination of hardware and ICT in an application forms what is today called a “Cyber Physical System.”
Like “Technology: From CMOS to Smart Systems,” “ICT” for us is both core competence as well as cross-cutting business area. The ICT oriented R&D activities mainly address transmission and processing of information, with a specific focus on transmission systems for broadband data communication and services.
The institutes’ activities are covering the whole value chain from chip to system level including networks and systems for wide area communication, wireless broadband communication systems, wireless sensor networks, components and subsystems, and algorithms and software.
Our success is based on comprehensive competences for development and characterization of complete system solutions for communication systems and sensor networks. The institutes involved design, develop, and realize the necessary application specific electronic and photonic circuits and devices.