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  • GaNext ASIC
    © Fraunhofer IMS

    The AIRISC enables efficient machine learning and AI in sensors, IoT devices and other embedded applications. The free RISC-V processor instruction set is ideally suited to implement custom extensions in a short time to provide optimal performance for specific applications. In combination with the AIfES software library developed by Fraunhofer IMS, the AIRISC processor family supports neural network inference and training directly on the embedded device.

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  • The Fit4eChange project makes distribution networks fit for the energy transition: The aim of the project is to continuously monitor energy flows and loads in low-voltage distribution networks, which are used very dynamically, in real time. Intelligent sensor systems are used to collect, collate and communicate relevant information. Only then will it be possible to control and optimally integrate generators and consumers in a way that serves the grid.

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  • Eine Reihe von Mikrolinsenarrays
    © Fraunhofer IMS

    The performance of optical sensors depends strongly on the proportion of the light-sensitive area. Adapted microlens arrays can be used to target photons to the active areas of the sensor to significantly increase sensitivity. Adapted microlens arrays were selectively imaged onto SPAD-based sensors on 8" wafers and lead to an increase in sensitivity by a factor of 7.

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  • Hanno Platz, Burkhard Heidemann and Dr. Uso Walter at the handover of EQUIMedi in Duisburg. Photo: EQUIVert

    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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  • T-KOS Logo
    © Fraunhofer Mikroelektronik

    In the recently launched joint project "T-KOS" of the Research Fab Micro-electronics Germany (FMD), terahertz technology is now to be developed synergistically for industry in the fields of communication and sensor technology for the first time. Innovative system solutions in both areas can make a significant contribution to the successful implementation of future issues such as digitalization, Industry 4.0 or resource efficiency and thus strengthen Germany as a business location in the long term.

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  • The random numbers are extracted at high speed and checked for goodness.
    © Fraunhofer IMS

    Secure encryption plays an important role in all areas of digital life in the face of rapid digitization and powerful hardware of potential attackers. Randomly generated keys form the basis and can represent a critical weak point in the case of algorithmically generated numbers. Only phenomena from the quantum world that are unpredictable in their essence can guarantee true randomness. In order to extract this quantum information from single photons, highly sensitive image sensors of Fraunhofer IMS are used and further developed as Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG). Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

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  • Velektronik Logo
    © Velektronik

    In order to use electronics safely and reliably, it must be possible to understand where they come from, what they do and how they are constructed. Although there are currently a number of technical solutions for trustworthy electronics, there is still no consistent methodology for trustworthiness that adequately covers the entire value chain. The research project launched in March 2021 will start here.

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