Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed)

Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) (Booth: 16+17)

Contact: Sandra Bley

TU Dresden 01062 Dresden

Tel: +49 351 463-43701
Fax: +49 351 463-43709

Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed)


The Cluster of Excellence ‘Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden’ (cfaed) of Technische Universität Dresden comprises eleven research institutes in Saxony. Further members are the Technische Universität Chemnitz, two Max Planck Institutes, two Fraunhofer Institutes, two Leibniz Institutes and the Helmholtz-Research Center Dresden-Rossendorf. About 300 scientists are working in nine research paths to investigate completely new technologies for electronic information processing. These technologies are inspired by innovative materials such as silicon nanowires, carbon nanotubes or polymers or based on completely new conceptions such as circuit fabrication methods by self-assembling structures, e.g. DNA-Origami. The orchestration of these new devices into heterogeneous information processing systems with focus on their resilience and energy-efficiency is also part of cfaed’s research program. To complement the Cluster, the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 912 ‘Highly Adaptive Energy-Efficient Computing’ (HAEC) has been integrated in cfaed. Both, cfaed and HAEC, are coordinated by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Gerhard Fettweis, who holds the Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems at TU Dresden.

ASIC and SOC Design:

  • Design Entry
  • Behavioural Modelling & Simulation
  • Power & Optimisation

System-Level Design:

  • Behavioural Modelling & Analysis
  • Acceleration & Emulation
  • Hardware/Software Co-Design

Embedded Software Development:

  • Real Time Operating Systems
  • Software/Modelling