Founded in 1828, the Dresden University of Technology (TUD) has more than 35 000 students, more than 5 000 employees and around 400 professors. According to the ranking of the Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung in March 2010, the TUD was ranked No. 1 in electrical engineering among all German universities.
The involved Chair for Circuit Design and Network Theory (CCN) is devoted to the design of integrated circuits and systems using advanced circuit techniques and technologies. The CCN incorporates the experience of 2 professors, 4 postdocs and project managers, 1 secretary, around 25 engineers/PhD students and 2 technical staff members. In the area of analogue, RF and mixed-signal circuit design, the CCN has published more than 170 papers and has received more than 15 renowned scientific awards. Applications mainly involve wireless and wired communications and local positioning. The CCN has a fully equipped RF measurement lab, CAD circuit and PCB design tools (Cadence, ADS, etc.) and a computer cluster. The CCN coordinates e.g. the EU OLAE IP project FLEXIBILITY.