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Welcome at AES


The Embedded Systems Architecture (Architektur eingebetteter Systeme, AES) group investigates and teaches the field of computer architecture, ranging from low-power embedded systems to massively parallel high-performance systems. The field of computer architecture has undergone drastic changes in recent years. While for several decades the main objective has been to increase clock frequency and to exploit higher levels of instruction-level parallelism, the current trend is toward symmetric or heterogeneous multi- and many-core architectures. In order to fully leverage such architectures, applications have to be adapted to and optimized for such systems, and architecture support is needed to increase their programmability.

Similarly, the importance of embedded systems, which must fulfill functional as well as non-functional requirements, has increased strongly. In this area we focus on the hardware-software codesign of such systems under specific constraints. Multi-core systems are also increasingly being deployed in embedded systems.


Kick-off Event of the third EIT ICT Labs Master School in Budapest, Hungary.

23. October 2014


Ahmed Elhossini will attend the Kick-off Event of the third EIT-ICT Labs Master School in Budapest. The event will take place between the 23rd and 25th of October, 2014. New students of 2014/15 of the EIT ICT Labs Master School will get together for the grand opening of their Master School studies for a unique kick-off event this year in Budapest. more to: Kick-off Event of the third EIT ICT Labs Master School in Budapest, Hungary.

Seminar "Recent Advances in Computer Architecture" starts.

21. October 2014


The seminar Recent Advances in Computer Architecture takes place on Tuesdays from 10:15 to 11:45 in room EN 642. Due to a misunderstanding, the module directory of TU Berlin mentioned that the seminar starts next week October 21. Because of this, the first meeting has actually been postponed to 21st October. You’re cordially invited to attend this seminar. more to: Seminar "Recent Advances in Computer Architecture" starts.

Paper „A new real-time system for image compression on-board satellites” accepted in OBPDC Workshop

17. October 2014


The Paper „A new real-time system for image compression on-board satellites” by Kristian Manthey, David Krutz and Ben Juurlink has been accepted in "On-Board Payload Data Compression Workshop". more to: Paper „A new real-time system for image compression on-board satellites” accepted in OBPDC Workshop

More entries are here available.

Research Areas

Currently we perform research in the following areas:

  • Multi- and many-core architectures, GPUs
  • Highly scalable parallel applications and data locality optimization
  • Robustness and dependability of embedded systems
  • Hardware support for task management and scheduling
  • Embedded systems for automotive
  • Compilation strategies for SIMD architectures
  • Reconfigurable systems
  • New programming paradigms for the efficient utilization of heterogeneous multi-/many-core architectures
  • Embedded Copmuter Vision Systems
  • Approximate Computation
  • High performance video coding


In basic undergraduate education we teach the compulsory courses Processor Organization (Technische Grundlagen der Informatik II) and the associated lab, as well as the Hardware Laboratory for computer engineers. In addition, we offer a project where students are introduced to the research being performed in our group.

Advanced courses at the graduate level deepen the knowledge of processor architectures. Here we teach courses such as Advanced Computer Architecture and Multi-core Architectures. Current research outcomes are steadily integrated into these courses. Design and implementation of innovative processor architectures as well as close-to-hardware programming techniques are imparted. Supplementary seminars such as Recent Advances in Computer Architecture and project courses such as the project Embedded Systems Architectures are offered. Courses at the graduate level are taught in English.

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Prof. Dr. Ben Juurlink
Room E-N 642
Tel. +49.30.314-73130/73131
Fax +49.30.314-22943
Consultation hours: Tue 4-5 p.m. or after making an appointment via the secretary

Angela Nicko
Jana Pilz
Room E-N 645
Tel. +49.30.314-73130
Fax +49.30.314-22943
Opening time:
Mo-Thu 9:00-12:00 a.m.
and with registration

Postal address:
Technische Universität Berlin
Institut für Technische Informatik und Mikroelektronik (TIME)
Sekretariat EN 12
Einsteinufer 17
D-10587 Berlin