The Center for Embedded Systems (CES) researches the technologies that enable sensing, communications, and computing in everyday things. Its purpose is to advance the field of embedded systems (hardware, software, and architectures), share advancements, and commercialize applications.
CES conducts fundamental research that leads to improvements in personalized health care technologies, consumer electronics, aerospace and avionics, industrial automation, automotive and transportation, and security. CES connects industry with leading faculty members and student researchers on industry-led projects involving embedded systems in algorithms, applications, and architectures to develop products to meet market needs.
An embedded system is an application-specific computing system found inside products such as home appliances, mobile handheld personal systems (e.g., cellphones, health monitors, assistive devices, cameras, electronic games), instrumentation, automobiles, aircraft, missiles, satellites, and nuclear power plants. Embedded systems are distinguished from general-purpose computing systems by their well-defined functionalities and stringent design constraints. Embedded systems encompass all of the four fundamental operational capabilities required to interface with the world at large - sensing, computing, control, and communication - which can now be integrated with single-chip multiprocessors. The ability to combine operational capabilities in this way has opened up new possibilities for application-specific computing.
Embedded multicore architectures and programming
Embedded software systems
Integrated circuit technologies, design, and test
Power, energy and thermal-aware design