Welcome to the Homepage of the Chair of Integrated Systems

What do smart phones, medical surveillance equipment, the automotive industry, gaming consoles and industry automation have in common? In all these technical domains, innovation, performance increase and improved usability are, to a large extent, driven by the progress in microelectronic components for digital information processing, storage and data transmission. Integrated hardware / software systems are the technological backbone of our information society.

At the Chair of Integrated Systems, we investigate and develop new architectures, methods and design tools to advance the performance, complexity governance, energy efficiency and safety of application-specific multi-processor system-on-chip (MPSoC) solutions. In order to be able to tackle real, i.e. complex problems, we rely on a platform-centric SoC methodology that maximizes reuse of standard components with selective enhancements and augmentation. Our scientific results are published at leading international conferences. At the same time, we emphasize on the development of prototype demonstrators of our research in FPGA technology and transfer results to industry cooperation partners.

Feel free to visit the following project pages to obtain an overview on our research activities, teaching offerings and opportunities for collaboration, either as an industry partner, student intern or member of our scientific staff. In case of questions, my team and I are happy to provide more information.

Andreas Herkersdorf


Our teaching offering covers the following lectures and labs:

  • Basics of digital circuit design
  • Hardware/Software Codesign
  • Multiprocessor System-on-Chip platforms
  • Application-specific integrated systems
  • Hardware description and system modeling languages

A complete listing of our teaching offerings can be found here.


Our research focuses on the investigation and development of innovative architectures, methods and tools for complex hardware/software systems and their realization on reconfigurable prototyping platforms. For example:

  • Application-specific multi- and manycore processors
  • Techniques for the dynamic, run-time optimization of fault tolerance and power dissipation
  • Design space exploration based on trace-level simulation

A complete listing of our research projects can be found here.

Funding and Cooperation partners

Our research portfolio addresses both long- and midterm horizons which are sponsored by public and industrial partners. For example, the chair participates in the DFG SFB Transregio 89 "Invasive Computing", the recently established DFG Schwerpunktprogramm 1500 "Dependable Embedded Systems" and coordinates the CAR@TUM program EndorA, a collaboration with BMW Forschung und Technik GmbH.