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Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics

Graphene is considered a miracle material: stronger but lighter than steel, flexible, environmentally friendly, and the world’s thinnest material. Researchers at Fraunhofer IAF now plan to produce nearly massless electrodes based on graphene. These are to be used in bandpass filters of smartphones and will improve signal...

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Glass fibers are used for vein sclerotherapy in a minimally invasive procedure. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a laser-processing technology that is capable of automated series production of these fibers for the first time. What’s more, they can be modeled much more finely than before. This also opens up applications in...

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Mixed-signal systems play an essential role in mobile applications, but their design is challenging. Hence time consuming and thus expensive simulations are often used to analyze the dynamic behavior. An Event-Driven approach, investigated at the Fraunhofer ENAS, unifies very accurate and fast simulations to optimize the...

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Steel is an important material in vehicle and machinery construction. Large quantities of offcuts and scraps are left over from raw production, such as from rolling it into strip steel. The radar developed by Fraunhofer researchers measures the width of the strip during fabrication to an accuracy of micrometers and helps to...

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Trips to virtual worlds are now part of everyday life. Increasingly, industrial companies, architects, and urban planners are benefiting from things that virtual reality has made possible in the world of computers. Scientists at Fraunhofer IIS are now offering high-performance positioning technology for these application areas.

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Do engineers need a basic education in philosophy? Yes, according to physicist and philosopher of technology Prof. Klaus Kornwachs. He spoke to the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics about the impulses that philosophy can give when it comes to evaluating technologies and about the necessity of interdisciplinary thinking.

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Ms. Seydel, what are you working on at the moment?

In the “Automotive Community” group, I am currently investigating how better positional accuracy of the future satellite navigation system GNSS will affect driver assistance systems. The position of a vehicle, as well as additional status data, is transmitted to other vehicles...

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