Chair for Integrated Digital Systems

The place for innovation, education and collaboration in Integrated Digital Systems.


Degree holders with an excellent master in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or similar and with the motivation to go into scientific research are always welcome to join the team and specialize in the field of Integrated Digital Systems.

International Students

International students that wish to come to Bremen and broaden their horizon by experiencing a scientific challenge in a different culture might consider to join the IDS Team. If you found that our research topics correspond with your background and you are interested in joining the IDS as a PhD-Student then you should follow the procedure given below.

To be part of the IDS as an Exchange Student you should be prepared to work on a project independently, supervised by Prof. Garc├Ča-Ortiz and other team members sharing your projects background.

Application procedure

Your application must contain:

  • A complete C.V.
  • Your examination documents BSc., MSc., etc.
  • A short description of your ideas for a thesis
  • Expected starting date
  • Names and full addresses of 2-3 scientists/Professors who may be asked for a recommendation
  • A description of how you will cover the cost of living during the PhD-Study.
Please send the whole application as one pdf file. At

the first stage no certified documents are required, but the original documents and certified translations must be presented in course of the final application.

Funding procedures

The living cost during your stay may be covered in different ways:

  • Stipend of a German funding organization. E.q. DAAD
  • Stipend of a foreign funding organization (usually from your home country)
  • PhD-Stipend of the IDS (available stipend will be advertised)
  • Paid position as a scientist at the IDS (open position are advertised)

Bachelor and Master Thesis

We offer master and bachelor thesis in several scientific fields, such as:

  • Low-Power Design
  • System-on-Chip
  • Network-on-Chip
  • Embedded Systems

In order to find the best suited topic for you within the field of Integrated Digital Systems, we would ask you to contact us directly. We prefer to discuss personally with you which could be a suitable topic, rather than have a list of fix project. Please have a look to our research and contact the research team via e-mail, phone, or in person.

Lectures, seminars and laboratories

The IDS group is strongly committed to teaching. Our goal is to provide a solid education that combines a deep theoretical background with the practical skills demanded by companies today. We believe that nowadays an early contact with research is mandatory to address the challenges of our society; therefore our research activities are well reflected in the lectures and laboratories that we offer.

Fundamentals in Digital Technology

Students acquire basic knowledge about digital circuits and their use in electronic systems. They learn how to realize and minimize combinational and sequential circuits by applying Boolean algebra and circuit reduction techniques.

Laboratory Fundamentals in Digital Technology

This laboratory exercise complements the lecture " Fundamentals in Digital Technology". Students gain hands-on experience by implementing combinational and sequential circuits.

Design Methodologies with Hardware Description Languages

In the lectures, the students will learn the relevant skills for the design of digital circuits with hardware description languages (HDL). During the exercises, the students will practically learn to implement and simulate digital circuits using VHDL.

Digital Technology

The students will learn relevant skills for the design of efficient digital circuits. Examples are timing policies, specific Boolean and algebraic operations as well as programmable/non-programmable hardware modules.

Advanced Digital System Design

The students will learn relevant skills for the realization of function-specific digital systems, including high-performance processors; they will master the systematic construction and the design of a digital system; and they will be able to design and analyze digital systems with multiple processors.

Architectures and Design Methodologies of Integrated Digital Systems

The students will learn the design methodologies, theoretical algorithms, and tools used for the development of microelectronic integrated systems, as well as the strategies regarding their practical implementation with industrial CAD tools. The students will be able to implement a complex microelectronic integrated digital guarantying its correctness and testability.

System-on-Chip: Architectures and Design Methods

The students acquire specialized knowledge about the architectures of modern Systems-on-Chip using heterogeneous technologies (e.g., electrical and photonic) and heterogeneous modules (e.g., processors, accelerators, analog components). They learn the implementation strategies and skills required for the implementation of those Systems-on-Chip in nanometric technologies. They are able to read critically, assimilate, and analyze current research papers regarding Systems-on-Chip.

Laboratory Design Methodologies of Digital Systems

Students shall get basic experience of methods for automated Digital System Design using CAD tools. Students learn special skills for the realization of function-specific digital modules and complex circuits.