Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems

Embedded AI – sensor based and platform-independent

Fraunhofer IMS has developed AIfES – a continually growing machine learning library for sensors and embedded systems.

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LiDAR systems become increasingly important in advanced driver assistance systems and industrial robotics. For such applications Fraunhofer IMS develops highly sensitive CSPAD detectors and novel approaches for ambient light suppression on chip level. Together these guarantee best performance and reliable measurements.

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Research Fab Microelectronics Germany

Fraunhofer IMS is part of the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany – a global driver of innovation, consisting of eleven Fraunhofer institutes and two Leibniz institutes

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Sensor-readout at the highest level

Fraunhofer IMS developed highly-precise sensor-readout-ASICs for robust application. High-precision, robust and secure – regarding sensors, these characteristics seem to contradict. Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS in Duisburg has again performed an important step for the secure implementing of industry 4.0 and developed two sensor-ASIC series for capacitive and inductive sensor readout that do combine these attributes.

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Microsystems Technology

New procedures of post-processing serve the integration of sensors with electronics onto a microchip. Deploying these high-end sensors in thermography and the health sector is part of the special know-how of the institute.

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Microsystems Technology

Microsystems technology and microelectronics merge closely to create compact “intelligent“ sensors and actors.


embedded World 2020

Fraunhofer IMS was again at the embedded world this year. Forschungsfabrik Mikroelektrnik (FMD) interviewed Fraunhofer IMS there.


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Fraunhofer IMS

For 30 years, scientists at the Fraunhofer IMS in Duisburg have been involved in the development of microelectronic circuits, electronic systems, microsystems and sensors.


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Latest News


APPLAUSE – an ECSEL Joint Undertaking project

The Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems (IMS) has launched a new project, “Advanced packaging for photonics, optics and electronics for low-cost manufacturing in Europe” simply called APPLAUSE. The consortium has got 31 European partners from 11 countries, represented by key players in the fields of electronics packaging, optics and photonics, equipment supply and testing. APPLAUSE will enhance European expertise in advanced packaging and assembly to develop new tools, methods and processes for high volume manufacturing.
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We are still here for you!

The corona virus is keeping us and millions of people around the world on edge. We at Fraunhofer IMS are informed on behavior guidelines, precautionary measures, contact persons and relevant data sources and are monitoring the specialized information of the local authorities and health organizations closely. A catalog of preventive and accompanying measures developed by Fraunhofer is securing a risk-minimizing, responsible and also moderate way to deal with the situation and therefore ensuring us to be well equipped for possible future developments.
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Fraunhofer IMS exhibits at COMPAMED

The Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS in Duisburg will have its own fair stand at the COMPAMED trade fair for the first time in 2019. The institute intends to further intensify research in the field of medical technology and biosensors in the future.
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Trustworthy embedded AI with RISC-V

The Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS has developed a trustworthy embedded AI (Artificial Intelligence) on an RISC-V basis. With this development the research institute from Duisburg is expanding its offerings for Trusted Electronics.
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