Partner n° 10 – RUB (Germany)

The chair of Embedded Systems of the information Technology (ESIT) does research in the area of new hardware / software systems. The development and the application of new methods for hardware and software realization, as well as the programming, requires the rising complexity of future embedded systems in the information technology. Typical areas of application in the information technology come from the areas of the image processing, measuring technology, mobile communication, control engineering and control technology, Security and many more. In these domains, the demands increase more and more for a huge data throughput with maximum energy efficiency (arithmetic operations / watt). In particular the reduction of power dissipation and improvement of the computational efficiency is one of the most important aspects for mobile systems. This can be reached only by the consequent application of new multicore technologies as well as the use of reconfigurable hardware as for example Field Programmable gate Arrays (FPGA). Here in particular one of the main focuses lies for the institute and additionally the development of own FPGA architectures and their physical realization as well as the practical use.

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Michael Hübner is the Chair for Embedded Systems for Information Technology (ESIT) at the Ruhr-University of Bochum (RUB) since April 2012. He received his diploma degree in electrical engineering and information technology in 2003 and his PhD degree in 2007 from the University of Karlsruhe (TH). Prof. Hübner did his habilitation in 2011 at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in the domain of reconfigurable computing systems. His research interests are in reconfigurable computing and particularly new technologies for adaptive FPGA run-time reconfiguration and on-chip network structures with application in automotive systems, incl. the integration into high-level design and programming environments.