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 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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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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