General Information

The Department of Electronic Engineering (Departamento de Ingeniería Electrónica) of the Technical University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) belongs to the High School of Telecommunication Engineers (Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación), located in the North-West University Campus of Madrid. This Department is responsible for undergraduate and graduate education in the areas of analog and digital electronic circuits, digital systems and micro-electronics.

The Department of Electronic Engineering has a staff of 30 members and 20 graduate students working for their Ph.D. degree. An average of 5 postgraduate students from Hispanic America and the European Union conduct graduate studies and short stays in the Department. About 15 senior undergraduate students carry out their Graduation Projects every year. Teaching activities cover Analog and Digital Electronics, Microprocessors, Digital Systems, Integrated Circuits Designs, CAD, High Speed Electronics, Neurosensory Engineering and Optoelectronics Laboratory.

Research facilities include a variety of micro VAX, SUN and PC-based workstations, microprocessor development systems, VLSI design stations, IC testing system, a Riber 2300 Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) system, basic device processing facilities, optical and electrical characterization (PL, Raman, DLTS, Hall, 1/f noise), speech laboratory and recording room, and a variety of basic electronic instrumentation. Available CAD software comprises a set of public domain and commercial tools as members of EUROCHIP. A mechanical workshop and printed circuit board design and fabrication facilities are available, allowing a fast turnaround PCB and hardware prototype fabrication.

Research activities are focused on: III-V devices for microwave and optoelectronic applications; VLSI design and testing, digital architectures, speech synthesis and recognition, and technical aids for de handicapped.

The Department comprises three Research Laboratories: HISEL (HIgh Speed Electronics Lab); LSI (Laboratory for Systems Integration) and GTH (Speech Technology Group). They have strong ties in research and graduate education with the Electronics and Microelectronics Industry located in the region of Madrid, where 90% of the Spanish Information Technology and Defense Industry is based (Alcatel, AT&T, Telefónica I+D, PESA, Telettra, etc.). In the area of technical aids for the deaf, the cooperation with the Social Services Ministry has been fruitful for more than a decade. The Department of Electronic Engineering is also very active in a number of EU-funded programs: ESPRIT, ESPRIT Basic, EUROCHIP, GAME, TIDE.

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