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Webinars and online events of the "Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics" member institutes

Sensor + Test 2020 (Presentation of our planned topics and exhibits)

Virtual Presentation / FMD / Technology Platform »Sensor Systems«

From June 23 to 25, we would have presented our sensor technology innovations for the first time at the "Sensor + Test" in Nuremberg – the leading forum for sensors, measuring and testing technologies worldwide. Like many big events this year, this trade fair was unfortunately cancelled due to the corona pandemic. Despite the cancellation of the "Sensor + Test" for the year 2020, the new developments of the FMD remain relevant. We would therefore like to invite you to get an overview of our planned topics, exhibits and systems on the following websites.

MEMS Technologies for Vehicle Environment Detection

Webinar / Fraunhofer IPMS / Monolithically Integrated Actuator and Sensor Systems

In autonomous vehicles, people are only passengers. The car steers independently and recognizes obstacles and dangers. Optical sensors replace the driver's eye so that the vehicle can recognize its environment. A team of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS in Dresden is developing microscanner mirrors (MEMS scanners) that can perceive their environment reliably and without interference while being small and integrable at the same time. The vision of safe autonomous driving is thus within reach.


Jörg Amelung

Low frequency MEMS ultrasound transducers

Webinar / Fraunhofer IPMS / Monolithically Integrated Actuator and Sensor Systems

Human Machine Interface technology is rocketing in importance since ubiquitous technology is more and more trending in terms of a demand for decoupling of full consciousness from user experience. A prominent example is among hearables, relying on an audio interface while not blocking the visional or tactile senses. Other applications require “silence” for different reasons while still keeping the need for comfortable operating and easy use. Gesture recognition will then play a key role in recognizing user input to various technologies without the necessity of direct contact or precisely aimed or timed (inter)actions. MEMS based ultrasonic transducers enable gesture recognition systems that can be produced at a low unit price for high volumes thus becoming just as available as it went to happen with inertial sensors in the past. Fraunhofer IPMS has developed the NEDMUT technology as an ultrasonic transducer for gesture recognition applications bringing together benefits of the MEMS world with modern technology user needs. Fraunhofer IPMS NEDMUT technology comprises a volume utilizing low footprint approach, ultra-low power electrostatic actuation, lead-free all silicon device, phased array, multichannel as well as combined emitter-receiver on chip capabilities. The webinar will give technical insights into the NEDMUTs including design, processing technology and demo devices performance as wells as an ample view on gesture recognition as application.


Dr. Bert Kaiser

Smart Systems for Medical and Health

Webinar / Fraunhofer IPMS / Project Hub MEOS

Innovative technologies in healthcare have long been integrated into devices that treat acute or chronic diseases, and which affect vital prognoses or alter drastically the quality of life of numerous patients. However, tremendous progress in research fields such as biomedical, biophotonics and biosensing now offer completely new approaches that will radically change the way diseases are diagnosed, treated and followed-up. Healthcare systems face a huge challenge in providing the same level of care in an appropriate, efficient and cost-effective way. Digitization of healthcare is an answer to those challenges and Smart Systems will significantly contribute. Innovative solutions for diagnosis and therapy like automated sampling and biopsies, multimodal imaging modalities, automated monitoring of patients vital functions are prominent example. The same underlying technologies can be used for advanced point-of-care diagnostics, enabling the way to a personalized medicine. This webinar will give examples of Smart Systems in Medical and Health and will feature requirements and challenges in this context.


  • Dr. Michael Scholles (Head of Project Hub “Microelectronic and Optical Systems for Biomedicine”)

Capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer (CMUT) – from concept to device

Webinar / Fraunhofer IPMS / Environmental Sensing

Fraunhofer IPMS is bringing the concept of CMUT to the market. This time we are presenting the principle, benefits and applications of this technology in a webinar. Marcel Krenkel from our business area Ultrasonic Components is talking about the in-house success story and the development process of CMUT devices from consulting and modeling up to the manufacturing and characterization. Further applications and currently ongoing research activities will be shown to illustrate the upcoming trends and improvement of current MEMS based ultrasound devices.


  • Marcel Krenkel

FeFET - a memory device for maximum integration

Webinar / Fraunhofer IPMS / IoT Components and Systems

This Webinar discusses application fields and research topics of the FeFET memory technology. The first part gives an insight into the switching mechanism and specialities of HfO2 – based ferroelectric memories. After that, results based on Fraunhofer IPMS research platform for FeFET memories are discussed. Finally potential integration options of FeFET memories will be proposed.


  • Konrad Seidel


Automotive LIDAR Technologies

Webinar / Fraunhofer IPMS / MEMS Scanners

The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS in Dresden (Germany) is your access to know-how, expertise and modern R&D infrastructure in the field of optical sensors and actuators, integrated circuits, microsystems (MEMS/MOEMS) and nanoelectronics.


  • Dr. Jan Grahmann



Fraunhofer IPMS Micro Mirror Arrays - Versatile Spatial Light Modulation

Webinar / Fraunhofer IPMS / Spatial Light Modulators

The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS in Dresden (Germany) is your access to know-how, expertise and modern R&D infrastructure in the field of optical sensors and actuators, integrated circuits, microsystems (MEMS/MOEMS) and nanoelectronics.

This time Dr. Michael Wagner from our business area Spatial Light Modulators is talking about Micro Mirror Arrays and the technological possibilities of spatial light modulation.


  • Dr. Michael Wagner


The power of Micropump – A big idea in a small package

Webinar / Fraunhofer IPMS / Monolithically Integrated Actuator and Sensor Systems

Micropumps are increasingly entering wide areas of medical technology. For example, for the production of biopharmaceutical proteins, protein engineering, drug screening, and lab-on-a-chip systems. Micropumps are also a key component for point-of-care diagnostics and drug dosing. Compared to conventional pumps, micropumps have a much smaller dimension. At the same time, new drive solutions are needed to achieve the required pumping performance with small sizes and low energy consumption.


  • Dr. Christine Ruffert


Li-Fi - communication at the speed of light

Webinar / Fraunhofer IPMS / Wireless Microsystems

Li-Fi (Light Fidelity) technology wirelessly transmits data by means of light. The principle is simple. A transmitter modulator switches a light-emitting diode (LED) on and off so quickly, that it is undetectable by the human eye. Join our webinar series now for a deeper insight!


  • Monika Beck


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