Field of Work
The Institute of Electrical and Optical Communications Engineering (INT) has a more than 80-year tradition at the University of Stuttgart. The focus of INT is on the design of integrated electronic and photonic circuits. A core competence for more than a decade lies in the development of broadband electronic data converters and highly efficient optical fiber chip interfaces. The research field is broadened by energy-efficient neuronal circuits.
Close collaborations with national and international research institutions enable the design of future-oriented application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) in state-of-the-art semiconductor technologies, such as 22 nm FDSOI CMOS or 130 nm SiGe BiCMOS and silicon-based photonic integrated circuits (PICs). The research results are used in the field of wireless and optical communication technology, high-frequency measurement technology and sensor technology.
Prof. Manfred Berroth has been the director of the Institute of Electrical and Optical Communication Engineering (INT) at the University of Stuttgart since 1996. Born in Obersontheim in the district of Schwäbisch Hall in 1956, he obtained a degree in electrical engineering at Bundeswehr University in Munich in 1979. After this his positions included head of the Eschbach telecommunications center and research assistant at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF) in Freiburg. Berroth obtained his doctorate at the Ruhr-University Bochum in 1991 with a dissertation entitled “Circuit simulator for heterostructure field effect transistors”, before becoming head of the “Component and circuit development” department at the IAF and eventually deputy head of the institute from 1995 to 1996.
At the University of Stuttgart he took up the position of Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from 2000 to 2002 and was Vice Rector for Structure from 2009 to 2012. He also works as an expert consultant for the German Research Foundation and is an active member of the IEEE Electron Devices Society.