Fraunhofer Embedded Systems Alliance

Complex technological products generally contain embedded systems: computers that monitor, regulate and control various functions. Embedded systems are very much at the heart of high-tech devices in the automotive industry, in mechanical and plant engineering, in medical technology or in home electronics.

The complexity and capabilities of these systems have grown to such an extent in the course of their technological development that they are now beyond the competencies of any one field. In response, Fraunhofer has created the Embedded Systems Alliance, bringing together the expertise of those Fraunhofer Institutes whose combined competencies in the fields of information technology, electronics and engineering cover the entire spectrum of embedded systems.