Innovative products increasingly demand a system integration of components from varied technologies, for example microelectronics, microoptics, and micromechanics. Therein exists a challenge when developing systems, such that the exact 'cooperation' of the individual components is ensured and the dedicated design tools from the respective fields are successfully combined on different design abstraction levels. Increasing complexity and economic constraints thereby intensify the requirements for production, quality and cost-efficiency.

Thus, at the ITIV efforts for a continuous and, to a large extent, automated design process for Methods and Computer-Aided Design Tools  are undertaken. The applicability of the developed concepts is proven by the realization of electronic systems and microsystems. Typical Projects are from the fields Automotive, Bimodedical, Telecommunications, System on Chip and Sensors.