Nr. 71 / August 2018
- Networked sensors - energy-efficient and powerful (Fraunhofer IZM)
The most important components in the Internet of Things (IoT) are tiny sensor nodes that collect information from their environment and pass it on – and the applications are becoming ever more numerous and sophisticated. The problem is that the energy consumption of the nodes when projecting a “Trillion Sensor” future is enormous. Fraunhofer’s lighthouse project, ZEPOWEL, sees nine institutes working on futuristic solutions for an energy-efficient IoT.
- The smallest loudspeakers in the world (Fraunhofer IDMT & ISIT)
The world’s first integrated MEMS-based miniature loudspeakers, developed by Fraunhofer IDMT and Fraunhofer ISIT offer impressive playback fidelity and low energy consumption.
- Detecting cancer tissue more precisely and faster with nanodiamonds (Fraunhofer IAF)
The number of new cancer diagnoses is rising. This is why Fraunhofer IAF is working on diamond-based optimization of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for cancer diagnosis applications.