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Nano- und Microelectronic Systems

We in the team Nano- and Microelectronic Systems develop integrated system solutions in the fields of Quantum Computing, generic readout concepts for scientific purposes and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR).

The developments put the system considerations into the focus. Solutions are being developed in a top-down fashion starting with the applications and are being implemented in a bottom-up approach according to industrial quality standards. The main focus of the work lies in the use of modern CMOS process technologies to develop highly integrated System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions.

Carsten Degenhardt

Dr. Carsten Degenhardt

Tel: +49 2461 61-2425

System development for

  • Scalable control and read-out electronics for quantum computers
  • Generic, highly integrated read-out concepts
  • High precision low-field NMR

Our applications


Future quantum computers need scalable system solutions for the control and read-out of thousands of qubits. Our development work focuses on scalable, low noise integrated electronics with extremely low power consumption in the nano to micro watt regime, to be operational next to the qubits working at temperatures close to the absolute zero of the temperature scale (-273,15°C).


The basic idea of our System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions is an early digitization of the analog input signal for further processing in the digital domain. Due to the extremely high integration density and processing power of modern CMOS process technologies, a first pre-processing of the data can already be done on chip. Especially at high data rates, this enables completely new system approaches, a simplification of external interfaces, reduced system complexity and lower power consumption.

Bild NMR

Our focus in the area of low-field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) is to reduce the noise in the detection of the electromagnetic signals to the smallest possible amount. We develop novel concepts of signal detection and amplification that allow ultra-precise NMR investigations at small magnetic fields with mobile systems.