The computer engineering group has a focus of research and education on design, structure and test of digital hardware. This covers not only processors and memory units, but also interconnects and sensor units. Processors, memory blocks and software together make "embedded systems". Making the smart cores of large-scale technical systems, they govern functionality, quality and reliability of systems such as cars, trains, airplanes, and manufacturing plants. Therefore there is a special challenge to make embedded electronic systems fit for long-term dependable operation over years up to decades, often under serious constraints in power consumption.