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

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 develops robust and highly accurate sensor readout circuits for applications in the fields of health, industry, mobility and space and security.

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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 last 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#


Fraunhofer IMS and ARDUINO® announce the release of AIFES, a standalone, high-efficiency, AI framework for microcontrollers.

Fraunhofer IMS and Arduino announce the release of AIfES, a standalone, high-efficiency, AI framework completely programmed in C, which allows innovators to train and run machine learning algorithms even on the smallest microcontrollers.
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Last Wednesday, the EQUIVert team started delivering the first EQUIMedi devices. One device was personally handed over to Dr. Uso Walter for his practice. He is chairman of the board at HNOnet NRW eG, which helped develop the EQUIVert products. “I am delighted to finally hold the finished product in my hands and now be able to use it”, explains Dr. Walter.
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Energy ECS project develops smart and secure energy solutions for future mobility and green-energy transition

A new project with 30 participants from eight European countries will pave the way for an emerging new European business and technology ecosystem aimed at tackling various energy related challenges for the future of mobility. The project accelerates Europe's decarbonization goals for 2050.
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Innovative dizziness therapy system now certified as medical device

The biofeedback systems EQUIFit© and EQUIMedi© are now approved as medical products for dizziness therapy and can therefore carry the CE mark. The marketing launch is scheduled for end of 2020. The devices are the main components of the EQUIVert© solution, which researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems in Duisburg developed together with colleagues from the University of Duisburg-Essen, GED Gesellschaft für Elektronik und Design mbH and Dr. Uso Walter from HNOnet NRW eG.
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