Embedded systems are all around us. They are in our phones, our TV sets and our cars. They control the medical equipment in our hospitals and manage the flow of traffic on our roads. They are complex combinations of hardware and software and are getting ever more complex. With each innovation cycle, embedded systems have to provide better functionality and higher performance, at lower overall cost.
For design engineers and companies developing embedded systems, this increasing complexity makes it more and more difficult to design, build and bring new systems to market quickly and cost-effectively. The Embedded Systems Institute (ESI) is dedicated to driving forward developments in embedded systems. It provides a unique hub for cooperative research, knowledge transfer and training in new processes, techniques and solutions for building tomorrow’s embedded systems.
Founded in 2002 by industry-leading technology companies ASML, Océ, Philips and TNO along with Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Twente in the Netherlands, ESI aims to advance industrial innovation and academic excellence in embedded systems. Today ESI collaborates with a wide range of industrial and academic partners on a wide variety of applied research projects on embedded systems. It also provides a unique programme for training design engineers and architects.
A decade of looking forward
A selection of the results of 10 years of successful cooperative applied research in embedded systems is presented in the book 'A decade of looking forward'. Results that are being used in embedded systems design in industry today and being further developed in our on-going activities.
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