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  • Robotic lawn mowers with highly advanced sensors / 2018

    7.8.2018

    Robotic lawn mowers are great for cutting the grass, but they do pose a risk of injury to children playing nearby. Highly advanced sensors developed by Fraunhofer researchers ensure that the lawn mower shuts down when children are in close proximity. The system, which is based on LiDAR technology, uses a single pulse of light to capture the entire surroundings, covering a range of up to two-hundred meters.

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  • 2.7.2018

    Fast, easy and uncomplicated – that sums up the EYEMATE sensor system developed jointly by Duisburg‘s Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS and Hanover‘s Implandata Ophthalmic Products GmbH (Implandata). It is a real innovation in intraocular pressure measurement. EYEMATE is sure to make life easier for glaucoma patients and their eye doctors. This implant provides actionable information to optimize the therapy for patients afflicted with glaucoma.

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  • Install, solder, saw – on the Germany-wide “Girls’ Day” the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS in Duisburg enabled a peek behind the scenes of the research institute for interested students. For the students there was not only a lot to see, but also much to experience.

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  • 1.3.2018

    Many people are plagued by dizziness. To date, doctors have had to visually use their best judgment to determine its severity. Now the innovative EQUIVert system is here to provide objective diagnoses for the first time. EQUIVert offers another special feature: It enables patients to train their sense of balance anytime they wish – safely, effectively and conveniently.

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  • Uncooled infrared-detectors measure the thermal radiation of their environment and depicture the temperature distribution of a scene. Core of these detectors is a thermal sensor element, the microbolometer. Now the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS has developed a new generation of microbolometers: extra small and therefore especially affordable. The small size is a large advantage for mobile applications. These tiny sensors can be applied in, for example, helmet cameras of firefighters. The possibility to produce them cost-effective, makes them especially interesting for the mass market. Thanks to an innovative structure the new microbolometers are despite of their small size extremely efficient.

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  • The parliamentary state secretary Thomas Rachel, Member of the German Bundestag, honored on 14th June 2017 the Fraunhofer Institute of Microelectronic Circuits and Systems as part of the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany. In total eleven Group institutes of microelectronics of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and two Leibniz-Institutes now build the virtual research fab with the aim to lay the foundation of future microelectronic-competences already today.

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  • Inband-RFID

    Press Release / 14.6.2017

    The commenced implementation of “industry 4.0“ implies a rapidly increasing number of wireless sensors and actuators in the industrial field. The requirement of wireless transmission technology in this surrounding is high.

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  • The aim is clearly defined: In the project “FunALD“ a new class of ultra-thin functional materials, on the basis of ALD-technology, should be developed. The top-class partner consortium thereby enables the micro and nano sensors to open up a wide, sustainable field of development for a variety of innovative and intelligent sensors.

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  • Semiconductor technology / 2017

    Heat-resistant capacitors: Stability at up to 300 degrees

    Research News / 2.5.2017

    Heat is one of the worst enemies of electronics. It can disrupt functionality and cause electronic components to age more quickly, or even destroy them. Now Fraunhofer researchers have developed a capacitor that can withstand temperatures of up to 300 degrees Celsius. They did so by using an innovative mix of materials – and a special 3D trick.

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  • In the new “Research factory Microelectronics Germany“ Institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the Leibniz-Gesellschaft bring together their expertise to strengthen and further expand the technology location Germany in micro and nanoelectronics in common. The Fraunhofer IMS from Duisburg is part of this cross-location technology pool.

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