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Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics

The “ArtGuardian” system, a product development based on Fraunhofer IZM’s eGrain technology, offers a solution for checking and continuously monitoring the microclimatic conditions during the transportation and exhibition of artworks. Once the ArtGuardian sensor has been attached to the artwork, the system continuously transmits...

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For the last ten years, the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT has cooperated with the world’s largest lake stage, in Bregenz. The vision of the Fraunhofer researchers is to bring the acoustics of a closed concert hall to the open audience area of the lake stage. Furthermore every listener shall acoustically...

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LEDs are considered the lighting source of the future because they have a long service life, are energy efficient, and have a lot of possible uses. But they, too, have their weaknesses: over time, the luminosity of LEDs is partly diminished. They are also impacted by temperature changes in their environment and by aging effects,...

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Microelectronics and Fraunhofer – from today’s perspective, that’s a symbiosis that goes without saying. There are hardly any Fraunhofer institutes with no microelectronics in their portfolio. Currently with eleven member institutes and five guest institutes, the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics is one of the largest groups...

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Toothbrushes and cell phones can now be charged contactlessly using electromagnetic induction. Electric cars could follow soon. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a promising new approach to make this a reality: instead of being installed in the ground, the primary inductors are in a charging post so that vehicles can drive...

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From localization to process automation – a lot of applications require distributed data entry and processing. Often, however, it is not possible to evaluate different approaches to solutions with different sensors and radio technology because different hardware platforms would be required. With the “Plethora” prototyping...

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Radio systems are a flexible and cost-effective solution for networking industrial systems. Wireless communication networks, however, are susceptible to faults if they are not installed optimally. A new measuring and diagnosis system from Fraunhofer IIS / EAS helps companies to identify transmission difficulties in a targeted...

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