More than 380 researchers, about 600 national and international partners in economy, science and society and more than 300 R&D projects every year have made the University of Applied Sciences of Upper Austria number 1 among the Universities of Applied Sciences in Austria! The university covers the most current and most significant research fields of the 21st century at the four locations Hagenberg, Linz, Wels and Steyr. The special feature: Close networking with companies and institutions in practice. The Research Groups conduct research and development in exact co-ordination with the needs of the economy, a fact that guarantees rapid realization in industry as well as society. The research areas at Hagenberg are Information and Communication Systems, Quality of Life for the Elderly, Media and Knowledge Technologies and Software Technology and Applications.

Embedded Systems Research Group (ESRG)

The Embedded Systems Laboratory Hagenberg stands for application-focused research in the field of intelligent hardware/software systems. We see ourselves as a link between scientific research and application-oriented product development. By transforming the latest scientific results, technologies, and concepts to applied research, we enable our industrial partners to achieve technological advantages with low risk on their side.

Our research work is funded by European and Austrian agencies as well as by contracted research from innovative companies. Technologically, we focus on the topics Embedded Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Digital Communication, and Electronic Design Automation.

The Embedded Systems Laboratory is linked to the Departments of Hardware/Software Design (HSD) and Embedded Systems Design (ESD) of the University of Applied Sciences of Upper Austria with 8 chairs, located in Hagenberg, Upper Austria.

Research Projects

Several FWF and EU funded research projects have been conducted in the field of Electronic Design Automation, simulation of radio frequency circuits, coupled EM/device/circuit/heat simulation, and modelling of electronic devices. A special focus of research is on numerical methods and tools for coupled and multi-physics problems as well as RF design and analysis. An ongoing FWF project together with RWTH Aachen deals with the design of THz devices.

The expertise of ESRG is on mixed analogue/RF-digital simulations, coupled EM/device/circuit simulation, methods for problems with large differences in frequencies/dynamics (multi-rate or multi-scale techniques) for nearly periodic problems, and coupled EM-Heat problems. Moreover, ESRG conducts research in Digital Signal Processing with emphasis on digital filter design with reduced implementation expenditure.

The mixed-level simulator LinzFrame is a modular simulator, which combines system level and circuit level simulation with electromagnetic field/device simulation. The latter capability is provided by the commercial simulator devEM from partner MAGWEL N.V., Leuven, Belgium.

The focus within the EFRE-Interreg Project InterOP lies on the modelling and simulation of linear and nonlinear interference scenarios of heterogeneous transmission standards using the same frequency bands and the prediction of the degradation of the Quality of Service (QoS).

Laboratory Infractructure


  • Vector Signal Generator R&D SMU200A
  • Digital Oscilloscope  Tektronix TDS7704B
  • Signal and Spectral Analyzer R&D FSQ8
  • Logic Analyzer Tektronix TLA 613
  • Logic Analyzer Tektronix TLA 602

Simulation Software

  • Mentor Graphics Design Suite
  • MAGWEL Device-Electro-Magnetic Modeler (DevEM)
  • LinzFrame Circuit-Device simulator