With its Access & Inhouse Test Lab, Fraunhofer ESK boasts extensive know-how in the field of xDSL and gigabit copper wire technology. The institute's active participation in the development of international standards makes it possible to incorporate future transmission standards, such as, even before they become established.

We also continuously expanded our Matlab simulation environment so that we can test and evaluate a wide range of access and inhouse scenarios. As an example, we closely examined the coexistence of xDSL and powerline technologies, in particular studying ways to minimize crosstalk.

Furthermore, with the rising number of attacks that pose a threat to business-critical data, applications and communication paths, the issue of security has become a focus of our research. Using applications and protocol analysis techniques, we uncover vulnerabilities in communication protocols, Internet-based services and applications.