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Brandenburg University of Technology

Brandenburg University of Technology, (BTU), Computer Engineering Group, Germany, contact person Prof. Heinrich Theodor Vierhaus. The research and education topics of the institute cover methods, architectures and tools for the design of dependable computer-based systems. The focus is on test and self test (on-line and off-line) for systems on a chip (SoCs), using a mixed hardware / software based approach. The research includes development of specific design automation tools that may run on massive parallel and distributed computing resources. Recently funded projects like COMTEST, AZTEKE, GPGrid, LEMOS, HITSOC funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and by the German Ministry of Education and Research are focused on circuit architectures that combine capabilities for on-line-test (for transient faults) and off-line test (production test and off-line test in the field), design for test (DFT) and built-in self-test technologies for systems on a chip, establishment of a low-cost computing grid based on clusters of PCs. The group cooperates closely with Infineon Technologies AG, AMD, Bosch, Institute of Innovative Microelectronics (Frankfurt/Oder), Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (Erlangen and Dresden), TU Dresden, U Potsdam, TU Vienna, Politecnico di Torino, and also with many universities from Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic.

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