Fachbereich Informatik

System- and VLSI-Design

Since the early 80's our institute has been member of different research activities and projects dealing with system- and VLSI-design.

Research topics

During this period our institute worked within different domains in integrated circuit design:


The "VHDL-Server" contains useful links, information, models and tools for the hardware description language.


An introduction to our design software: from the public domain design system and simulator Chipmunk up to state-of-the-art commercial design systems like Cadence or Synopsys toolchains.


Through projects like EUROPRACTICE numerous designs have been developed and more than 20 have been fabricated. We present a selection of the architectures developed at our institute and the ICs we designed, with short descriptions or hints regarding further information.