The on 1st September 1999 founded chair of High-Frequency Electronics works on the development of application specific integrated semiconductor circuits (ASIC) for especially optoelectronic, but also analogue, digital, and millimeter wave applications. Thereby, the aspect of convergence of traditionally separately considered circuit technologies is stressed.


The chair is integrated in the


Centre for Optoelectronics and Photonics Paderborn (CeOPP) .



In optoelectronics, especially experiences gained at Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Solid-Sate Physics in Freiburg, Germany are to be used in the design of integrated circuits for electrical time-division multiplex data transmission systems at 40 Gbit/s.

First research activities for various industrial partners targeted the development of 40 Gbit/s modulator drivers with output voltages up to 8 V, broad band amplifiers, as well as receivers with the possibility to suppress intersymbol interferences caused by polarisation mode dispersion.  Therefore, various III/V-HEMT-Technologies of the Philips company OMMIC are used.