Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS


As one of the leading independent IC-Design facilities in Europe, we are development partner for customized solutions with more than 30 years of experience in professional IC-Design. Our focus is on mixed-signal ASIC and SoC design for industrial, communication, consumer and automotive applications as well as on integrated solutions for increasingly complex electronic systems.


For our customers’ requirements, we are able to combine our various competencies in the fields of integrated circuits, sensors and systems. Moreover, we can rely on an established partner network to cover the entire development process from the idea to innovative IC-solutions that enable success of our customers’ products.


  • Turnkey solutions from 180 nm CMOS down to 22 nm FD-SOI
  • Channel partner of GLOBALFOUNDRIES
  • Design teams for analog, digital, RF and mixed-signal ASICs/IP-Cores
  • Industry standard design flow
  • Access to various commercial semiconductor technologies


  • Fraunhofer IIS service portfolio:

– Feasibility study and system design

– Specifications

– Custom IC-Design

– Small volume/ MPW services

– Validation and characterization

– Test specification

– Transfer to series production


Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuits

Customized analog and mixed-signal ASICs and IPs:

  • Ultra-low power analog components
  • Analog IPs: op amp, ADC, DAC, PLL, LDO
  • Design service for IP development, adaptation
  • New methods for IP generation and porting
  • Neuromorphic Hardware
  • ICs for Industrial Electronics

Digital Systems and Data Processing

Development of customized digital ASICs and SoCs combining complex digital functions with highly specialized analog components from specification to layout and turnkey solutions.


  • Development of SoCs and SiPs
  • RISC-V Designs: Single and multicore
  • Accelerators for high-performance computing and deep learning applications

Wireline Communications

Solutions for wireline and optical communication links ranging from system-level design to implementation in application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs):


  • Serializer and deserializer (SerDes)
  • High-speed I/Os (standard and custom)
  • High-linearity PGA and level detectors
  • Clock and data recovery (CDR) circuits and phase detectors
  • Equalizers (continuous time linear, FFE, DFE) for compensation of cable insertion loss
  • Voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), PLLs, DLLs and frequency dividers.
  • Developments for Automotive and Industrial applications with heavy-duty mission profiles

Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits

Customized RFICs with outstanding properties regarding application requirements

  • IPs and RF-ASICs in the frequency range up to 30 GHz
  • Ultra-low power receiver technology RFicient®

–       WakeUp Receiver IC

–       RF Sensors

  • Ultra-low power RFIC Solutions
  • Developments in CMOS down to 22 nm as well as SiGe BiCMOS technologies

ASIC Foundry Services

In the business field ASIC Foundry Services we handle volumes from 40/50 samples up to fabrication lots as interface to commercial foundries. We offer:


  • Services for ASIC prototypes and small volume
  • Europractice IC-Service
  • Assembly and transfer to production
  • Support for series test and full supply chain service

Integrated Sensor Systems

Fraunhofer IIS develops ASICs, ASSPs and IPs in the field of intelligent integrated sensor systems. Our main focus is on


Integrated Sensor Interfaces

  • Low-leakage power management
  • Providing high-precision, inexpensive and extremely compact solutions

Magnetic sensor systems

  • Integrated 3D magnetic field sensors
  • Algorithms for multidimensional position measurement
  • Current sensors

Optical sensor systems

  • Multispectral and polarization sensors

–   Up to 1000 spectral channels for very low cost

–   Using photodiodes and optical nanostructures in the metal layers of CMOS processes

  • Application specific image sensors

–   e.g. multi-aperture image sensors and sensors with special pixel arrangements

–   High quality and design flexibility