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Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics

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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A new defect inspection tool is to be tested in the cleanroom of the Center Nanoelectronic Technologies (CNT) as part of a one year cooperation. The Aegis I Wafer Inspection System from NextIn, a South Korean manufacturer of defect inspection systems for the semiconductor and flat-panel display industries, allows optical...

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Whether school students are cramming vocabulary or working out a complicated math problem, physical exercise can “jumpstart” the little gray cells, in the truest sense of the phrase. Several scientific studies have indicated this principle. With “HOPSCOTCH,” researchers at Fraunhofer IDMT have developed a practical solution for...

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At present, navigation devices are largely familiar to us from cars. The research project “NAPA” (navigation receiver chip set for personal navigation in high-precision applications), which is being funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is opening up new ways of making orientation and navigation easier...

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Whether they are sirens, loudspeaker instructions,or radio announcements, almost all warning systems are acoustic and therefore useless to the deaf community. For hearing people however, acoustic-only warnings can be problematic too, for example due to closed windows and modern insulation. Warnings with text or visual...

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Challenging locating tasks – such as in automation, control of electronics, or safety and security technology – require powerful and low-energy sensor solutions. Various measurement approaches are used to detect people’s positions and motions. Image sensors have greater potential than simple passive sensing elements.

 

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Modern vehicles are unthinkable without driver assistance and infotainment functions. With the constantly growing number of services available, as well as the increased connectivity, the complexity of the systems embedded in our vehicles is also on the increase.

 

Software development must react to this change: to guarantee...

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