Electronics

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.

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Embedded Systems

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.

 

Control Systems

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.

 

Measurement Systems

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.

 

Medical Engineering

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.

 

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Research areas at a glance

IFX-Designer Application Circuits
State:
Abgeschlossen

Start of project:
März 2016

Project staff:
Andreas Albrecht, BSc
ProjektmitarbeiterIn, from März 2016 until August 2016


Dipl. El.-Ing. ETH Norbert Imlig
ProjektmitarbeiterIn, from März 2016 until Dezember 2016


Ing. Ronald Stärz, BSc, MSc
ProjektmitarbeiterIn, from März 2016 until Dezember 2016


About the project:
Infineon Designer is a digital prototyping engine making it easy for our mass market customers to get to know, select and design - in the right product for the right application in a very short time. The task of this project is to generate attractive, easy to understand real world application circuits that will be simulated in online web browser in shortest time. All circuits will be documented and tested against the reference circuit proposed in datasheet, application note or evaluation board. A circuit shall simulate as fast as possible (ideally below 1 minute, maximum is 10 minutes) and the accuracy shall be in the range of 5-10% compared to real world for min/max signal amplitudes, timing and efficiency. The circuit layout shall be attractive and well structured according to the standardized template. Example Circuit: http://design.infineon.com/tinademo/designer.php?c=56b529b60818e:67668&act

Project partners:
DEM MMG OLM&DG
Unternehmenssektor Ausland

Emerging Application Lab
State:
Laufend

Start of project:
April 2016

Project staff:
Andreas Albrecht, BSc
ProjektmitarbeiterIn, since April 2016


Andreas Mark, BSc, MSc
ProjektmitarbeiterIn, since April 2016


Gerald Streng, BSc, MSc
ProjektmitarbeiterIn, since April 2016


Stephan Jäkel
ProjektmitarbeiterIn, since April 2016


Ing. Martin Angermair, BSc
ProjektmitarbeiterIn, from April 2016 until Dezember 2017


Ing. Ronald Stärz, BSc, MSc
ProjektleiterIn, since April 2016


Martin Schiestl, BSc, MSc
ProjektmitarbeiterIn, since April 2016


DI Dr. Siegfried Krainer
ProjektmitarbeiterIn, since April 2016


Jannik Gade, BSc, MSc
ProjektmitarbeiterIn, since April 2016


About the project:
Establishment of a sustainable cooperation model in the form of an application-oriented competence center | Realization of product prototypes | Opening of new markets and applications using and using Infineon products | Anchoring of Infineon hardware and software products at MCI's Technology & Life Science Departments | Integration of Infineon products into current and future research and development projects of MCI's Technology & Life Science Departments

MIEDA
State:
Abgeschlossen

Start of project:
Oktober 2013

Project staff:
DI Dr. Andreas Mehrle
ProjektmitarbeiterIn, since Oktober 2013


Ing. Ronald Stärz, BSc, MSc
ProjektleiterIn, since Oktober 2013


About the project:
The aim of this project is to develop and manufacture a compact and automated measuring system for the analysis and monitoring of PVD processes and to bring it to the market as an industrial product. The concept of the MIEDA system (Multichannel Ion Energy Distribution Analyzer) realizes small, automatically operating process sensors that can be installed directly in the vacuum or coating systems and measure and monitor the manufacturing process online. Through the scientific preparatory work, we have succeeded in analyzing and preparing the delivered process data so that an assessment of the process status and thus an online process monitoring and quality control is possible. Furthermore, a know-how and knowledge management should be developed and implemented at PhysTech, which ensures that the results and findings from the various research projects are collected and processed accordingly and are available as an internal knowledge database. This is a central topic, because currently the knowledge of many project-related employees is lost.

Quarterceive 2.0
State:
Abgeschlossen

Start of project:
Juli 2017

Project staff:
Bernhard Hollaus, M.Sc.
ProjektleiterIn, from Juli 2017 until Juni 2018


About the project:
The goal of the project is on the one hand to develop an app and the underlying hardware, on the other hand to gain scientific knowledge in the field of sports science in American football. With the core functionalities of the app, it should be possible to send training machines appearances and commands on the basis of evaluable data.

EZITROL
State:
Abgeschlossen

Start of project:
Februar 2016

Project staff:
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Benjamin Hupfauf
ProjektmitarbeiterIn, from Februar 2016 until August 2018


DI Dr. Andreas Mehrle
ProjektmitarbeiterIn, from Februar 2016 until August 2018


Thomas Gabloner, BSc, MSc
ProjektmitarbeiterIn, from Februar 2016 until August 2018


Reinhard Neuner, BSc MSc
ProjektmitarbeiterIn, from Februar 2016 until August 2018


Ing. Ronald Stärz, BSc, MSc
ProjektleiterIn, from Februar 2016 until August 2018


Alejandro Secades Rodriguez, BSc MSc
ProjektmitarbeiterIn, from Mai 2016 until Dezember 2016


Dr. Georg Norbert Strauss
ProjektmitarbeiterIn, from Februar 2016 until August 2018


Dipl.-Ing. Günter Höfert
ProjektmitarbeiterIn, from Februar 2016 until August 2018


About the project:
The goal of the development is to put the evaporation process in the e-cigarette on a technologically new basis in order to achieve on the one hand a higher taste stability and product safety and on the other hand to bring a substantial part of the added value for these e-cigarettes to Austria. For this purpose, a chemically inert membrane is developed, which has a defined porosity and has a defined permeability to the resulting gas during heating. The heating should take place with a conductive layer applied to this membrane, which is driven by an electronic system which can regulate the temperature at this conductive layer. Thus, it is to be achieved that a constant stream of liquid evaporates at a defined temperature (converted into the gas phase).

MCI Quadcopter - Flying PCB
State:
Abgeschlossen

Start of project:
September 2015

Project staff:
DI Dr. Andreas Mehrle
ProjektmitarbeiterIn, from Oktober 2014 until September 2015


Ing. Ronald Stärz, BSc, MSc
ProjektleiterIn, from Oktober 2014 until September 2015


About the project:
In the framework of a master students project MCI mechatronics wanted to make a ARM Cortex M4 processor fly. Due the spontaneous support from Infineon Austria the choice fell on a XMC 4500 from the Villach fab. The students implemented communication with the RC control, the motor drivers, and the IMU unit as well as the position control algorithms so that by the end of the semester a quadcopter was flying through MCI. Due to the huge success (Figure: Infineon Technologies PMM unit head Andreas Urschitz with the MCI quadcopter) Infineon mandated MCI mechatronics to further develop the platform. By the end of the project it should be downsized, using Infineon Semiconducturs exklusively and comprise interfaces to modern sensors.



  • B S Schneider · S Costea · C Ionita · R Schrittwieser · V Naulin · J J Rasmussen · R Stärz
    · N Vianello · J Kovacic · T Gyergyek , "Robust highly emissive probe for plasma potential
    measurements in the edge region of toroidal plasmas ", 1st EPS conference on Plasma
    Diagnostics; 05/2015, European Physical Society, Rome, Italy
  • Benjamin Hupfauf, Marc Koch, Ronald Stärz, Thomas Obholzer, Marco Rupprich;
    Online-Konzentrationsbestimmung von Lackflüssigmaterialien im Prozesswasser; Präsentation,
    Industrietage, Wassertechnik, Management und Behandlung industrieller Prozess und
    Abwässer, 30. November - 1. Dezember 2009, Fulda
  • C. Ionita, J. Grünwald, Ch. Maszl, R. Stärz, M. Čerček, B. Fonda, T. Gyergyek, G. Filipič,
    J. Kovači, C. Silva, H. Figueiredo, T. Windisch, O. Grulke, T. Klinger, R. Schrittwieser,
    "The use of emissive probes in laboratory and tokamak plasmas", PLASMA diagnostics 2010,
    International Conference on Diagnostic Methods involved in Research and Applications of
    Plasmas (Pont-à-Mousson, Lorraine, France, 12-16 April 2010; 16 April 2010).
  • R. Schrittwieser, C. Ionita, K. Rahbarnia, J. Gruenwald, T. Windisch, R. Stärz, O. Grulke,
    T. Klinger, "Measurements of HF-plasma oscillations by means of a laser-heated emissive
    probe", 9th International Workshop on Electric Probes in Magnetized Plasma (Iasi, Romania,
    21-23 September 2011; 22 September 2011), Programme & Book of Abstracts (Faculty of
    Physics, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iasi, Romania), p. 29,
    http://langmuir.plasma.uaic.ro/IWEP2011.

  • B S Schneider · S Costea · C Ionita · R Schrittwieser · V Naulin · J J Rasmussen · R Stärz · N Vianello · J Kovacic · T Gyergyek , "Robust highly emissive probe for plasma potential measurements in the edge region of toroidal plasmas ", 1st EPS conference on Plasma Diagnostics; 05/2015, European Physical Society, Rome, Italy
  • R. Schrittwieser, C. Ionita, K. Rahbarnia, J. Gruenwald, T. Windisch, R. Stärz, O. Grulke, T. Klinger, "Measurements of HF-plasma oscillations by means of a laser-heated emissive probe", 9th International Workshop on Electric Probes in Magnetized Plasma (Iaşi, Romania, 21-23 September 2011; 22 September 2011), Programme & Book of Abstracts (Faculty of Physics, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iaşi, Romania), p. 29, http://langmuir.plasma.uaic.ro/IWEP2011
  • C. Ionita, J. Grünwald, Ch. Maszl, R. Stärz, M. Čerček, B. Fonda, T. Gyergyek, G.Filipič, J. Kovačič, C. Silva, H. Figueiredo, T. Windisch, O. Grulke, T. Klinger, R. Schrittwieser, "The use of emissive probes in laboratory and tokamak plasmas", PLASMA diagnostics 2010, International Conference on Diagnostic Methods involved in Research and Applications of Plasmas (Pont-à-Mousson, Lorraine, France, 12-16 April 2010; 16 April 2010).
  • Benjamin Hupfauf, Marc Koch, Ronald Stärz, Thomas Obholzer, Marco Rupprich; Online-Konzentrationsbestimmung von Lackflüssigmaterialien im Prozesswasser; Präsentation, Industrietage ? Wassertechnik, Management und Behandlung industrieller Prozess ? und Abwässer, 30. November ? 1. Dezember 2009 Fulda

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