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Martin Grabmann, M.Sc., doctoral candidate at IMMS

“For me, it is a source of pleasure when my work contributes to the success of industrial development projects and to the evaluation of new switching concepts. The setting is for me an ideal opportunity for development on the professional and personal front and I hope to benefit from it in future doctoral studies.“

”When I chose Computer Engineering as my degree subject at Ilmenau TU, I was trying to bridge my two fields of interest, computer science and electrical engineering. IMMS, too, works to the theme of linking IT with real living –”Wir verbinden die IT mit der realen Welt“ – a similar interface between disciplines. It was for this reason that I took note of IMMS during my search for an internship with linked dissertation for the BSc. I was already familiar with the institute from Professor Sommer’s lectures and its profile had woken my interest from the first. The good experience I gained as an intern and during the writing of my dissertation on system design then reinforced my wish to stay on at IMMS during my MSc studies as a paid part-time student in the microelectronics section.

When I was looking for an issue in a currently active research area for my MSc dissertation, I was offered just the right thing in the ANCONA project. Here, innovative approaches were being developed in EDA and I was able to produce an MSc dissertation on ”Methods for Analogue/mixed-signal System-level Sensitivity Analysis“. Sections of the work I did with my supervisor led to a scientific publication. I was very pleased that the paper was accepted for the SMACD conference in Italy and that I was able to present my results there. We were even awarded the Competition Runner-up prize for our joint work.

Having graduated as MSc, I have been employed at IMMS since May 2017 as a researcher in the microelectronics section. My main job is now concerned with verification of mixed-signal ASICs. Verification involves ”challenging“ the chip by putting it through simulation before manufacture to check whether all the specifications and aims have been fulfilled by the design. This challenge in respect of ever more complex systems demands comprehensive understanding of systems and the use of exactly the right methods of abstraction and modelling. For me, it is a source of pleasure when my work contributes to the success of industrial development projects and to the evaluation of new switching concepts, such as for RFID communications or biosensors.

In my everyday work, I particularly value the trusting relationships we have at work as colleagues in an international team. The setting is for me an ideal opportunity for development on the professional and personal front and I hope to benefit from it in future doctoral studies.“


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  • Filterless TRF Reader with CMOS Sensor ASIC for Lateral Flow Immunoassays

    Alexander Hofmann1. Peggy Reich1. Martin Grabmann1. Georg Gläser1. Max Trübenbach2. Alexander Rolapp1. Marco Reinhard1. Friedrich Scholz2. Eric Schäfer1.

    2021 IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, BioCAS 2021, 6 - 9 October 2021, Berlin, Germany, virtual conference

    1IMMS Institut für Mikroelektronik- und Mechatronik-Systeme gemeinnützige GmbH, 98693 Ilmenau, Germany. 2Senova Gesellschaft für Biowissenschaft und Technik mbH, Weimar, Germany.
  • A UHF RFID to I2C Bridge IC with Configurable Power Storage Unit for Flexible RFID Sensor Applications

    Jun Tan1. Muralikrishna Sathyamurthy1. Hani Abdullah1. Jonathan Gamez1. Bjoern Bieske1. Benjamin Saft1. Martin Grabmann1. Jacek Nowak2. Sylvo Jäger2. Eric Schäfer1.

    11th IEEE International Conference on RFID Technology and Applications (IEEE RFID-TA 2021), 6 - 8 October 2021, Dehli, India

    1IMMS Institut für Mikroelektronik- und Mechatronik-Systeme gemeinnützige GmbH, 98693 Ilmenau, Germany. 2Microsensys GmbH, Erfurt, Germany.
  • Trash or Treasure? Machine-learning based PCB layout anomaly detection with AnoPCB

    Henning Franke1. Paul Kucera1. Julian Kuners1. Tom Reinhold2. Martin Grabmann2. Patrick Mäder1. Marco Seeland1. Georg Gläser2.

    2021 18th International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD), Proceedings in: 423 Seiten, 140 x 124 mm, Slimlinebox, CD-Rom, ISBN 978-3-8007-5588-2, E-Book: ISBN 978-3-8007-5589-9, ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9547913, 19 - 22 July 2021, Erfurt, Germany, online

    1Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany. 2IMMS Institut für Mikroelektronik- und Mechatronik-Systeme gemeinnützige GmbH, 98693 Ilmenau, Germany.
  • Machine Learning in Charge: Automated Behavioral Modeling of Charge Pump Circuits

    Martin Grabmann1. Christian Landrock2. Georg Gläser1.

    2021 18th International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD), Proceedings in: 423 Seiten, 140 x 124 mm, Slimlinebox, CD-Rom, ISBN 978-3-8007-5588-2, E-Book: ISBN 978-3-8007-5589-9, ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9547918, 19 - 22 July 2021, Erfurt, Germany, online

    1IMMS Institut für Mikroelektronik- und Mechatronik-Systeme gemeinnützige GmbH, 98693 Ilmenau, Germany. 2X-FAB Global Services GmbH, Erfurt, Germany.
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