Project Description

Embedded systems are the key innovation driver to improve almost all mechatronic products with cheaper and a permanently increasing number of new functionalities. Furthermore, they strongly support today’s information society as inter-system communication enabler.

Consequently boundaries of application domains are alleviated and ad-hoc connections and interoperability play an increasing role. At the same time, multi-core and many-core computing platforms are becoming available on the market, promising a breakthrough for system (and application) integration, efficiency and performance.

A major industrial challenge arises, facing cost-efficient integration of different applications with different levels of safety and security on a single computing platform in an open context.

The objective of the EMC² project (Embedded multi-core systems for mixed criticality applications in dynamic and changeable real-time environments) is to foster these changes through an innovative and sustainable service-oriented architecture approach for mixed criticality applications dynamic and changeable real-time environments.

The EMC² project focuses on the industrialization of European research outcomes and builds on the results of several previous ARTEMIS, European and National projects. It provides the paradigm shift to a new and sustainable system architecture which is suitable to handle open dynamic systems. EMC² is part of the European Embedded Systems industry strategy to maintain its leading-edge position by providing solutions for:

  • Dynamic adaptability in open systems
  • Utilization of expensive system features only as service-on-demand in order to reduce the overall system cost
  • Handling of mixed criticality applications under real-time conditions
  • Scalability and utmost flexibility
  • Full-scale deployment and management of integrated tool chains, through the entire lifecycle


  • Project-wide and work package-wide requirements capture process and management
  • Contribution to the architecture definition and R&D on a performant multicore MPSoC hardware architecture based on the achievements of the ARTEMIS-JU ACROSS project
  • Development and extension of configuration tools for communications systems with mixed criticality applications
  • Extension of the TTEthernet hardware platform towards real-time communication for safety-critical applications in the Internet of Things
  • Contributions to the development of several demonstrators showcasing MPSoC architecture benefits, real-time communication platforms and systems as well as their extensions (e.g. configuration tools)


EMC² receives  funding from the ARTEMIS JU under grant agreement n° 621429 and from the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology under the funding programme "IKT der Zukunft", (Austrian national funding for ARTEMIS) grant agreement n° 842567.


Duration: 01.04.2014 –  31.03.2017 (3 years)


Coordinator: Infineon Technologies AG

Keywords: embedded system architectures, executable application models and design tools, dynamic runtime environments and services, multi-core hardware architectures and concepts, system design platform, tools, models and interoperability, system qualification and certification, automotive applications, avionics, space applications, industrial manufacturing, Internet of Things, cross-domain applications

Contact: Andreas Eckel

EMC² Website