Dealing with electronic components and designing PCB’s are standard skills in industry. Building new systems out of systems of integrated circuits is a new challenging task, while dealing with energy efficiency, usability and reliability. The design of embedded systems will come more and more into the focus of standard industrial applications.
Embedded systems are state of the art solutions in all kind of disciplines, their usage allows the system designer to create complex but stable control structures. The usage of predefined patterns allows the engineer to switch very fast to other Platforms and to implement new structures on a higher degree of abstraction. Embedded Systems are known in all disciplines, delivered as a single chip solution or as single PCB.
The discipline of Mechatronics defines itself in particular by control engineering as its backbone. In addition to modeling in different physical disciplines, controller design and system simulation, the focus lies on the implementation of modern hardware. Economic floating point hardware in combination with tools for automated code generation are permitting efficient and cost effective development of highly-specialized controllers also for small and medium-sized enterprises. Especially for nonlinear systems, neural network based methods are a good alternative to classical approaches.
Integrated circuits, (measurement-) systems in systems but also standard tools are widely used in modern production machinery for health monitoring and control engineering tasks. Founded knowledge about field of application and their usage will lead to more efficiency, higher service life of machinery and more stable/flexible control algorithms.
The progress in medical surgery, treatment and therapy methods is significantly shaped by the technological progress. The scientific focus of medical engineering combines many different technologies of mechatronics such as modern image processing methods coupled with intelligent robot control in surgical technology, flow analysis in respiratory tracts as preparation for surgical interventions or prosthetics for surgery planning. This R&D area offers constantly new and interesting fields of application in medicine with the aid of technical methods.
Research areas at a glance
Research Areas at a glance