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  • Sensor meets RFID

    Press Release / 4.9.2017

    RFID has long been established as the solution for the identification of wares and goods. The radio-based identification technology is, however, capable of much more. Coupled with sensors, RFID solutions will optimize future work processes in production, material flow and logistics. A team from Fraunhofer IPMS in Dresden will be presenting its sensor-equipped RFID evaluation kit at the 2017 „RFID & Wireless IoT tomorrow“ event to be held in Düsseldorf from 27. to 28. September.

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  • A new project center for multidisciplinary work in the sector of microelectronic and optical systems for biomedical applications is being created in the German state of Thuringia. Three Fraunhofer Institutes, which cover the disciplines of biosciences, microelectronics, microsystems technology, optics and photonics, will be researching new biomedical applications in close collaboration with industry. In order to set up the project center, the state of Thuringia today signed a joint founding agreement with the Fraunhofer Society.

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  • With RFID sensors into the cloud

    Press Release / 10.5.2017

    Increasingly more companies rely on RFID technology in industrial sensor networks to replace bulky sensor nodes of conventional battery-powered systems with compact, maintenance-free sensors. At the same time, there is the desire to automatically feed acquired logistics and production data into the web in order to be able to remotely organize complex production processes or to allocate resources in real time. With RFID evaluation kits and accompanying services, Fraunhofer IPMS provides customers a Proof of Concept as the perfect introduction to the use of RFID-based sensor nodes. Visitors to the 2017 Sensor and Test Measurement Fair in Nuremberg can learn more at the special "Networked Measurement Technology for Mobile Applications" forum to be held in Hall 5-106 / 115 from May 30th to June 1st.

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  • To reinforce the position of Europe’s semiconductor and electronics industry within global competition, eleven institutes within the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics have, together with two institutes within the Leibniz community, come up with a concept for a cross-location research factory for microelectronics and nanoelectronics. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing support with the necessary investment. On April 6, 2017, Education Minister Professor Johanna Wanka handed over the grant approvals – 280 million euros for Fraunhofer and 70 million euros for Leibniz.

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  • The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS is starting the two-year CONSIVA research project focusing on the development of micro-energy harvesters for self-sustaining, integrated chip systems. The use of novel piezoelectric materials in vibration-based harvesters can drastically reduce their size and significantly prolong operation time. This paves the way for the utilization of previously unachievable medical implants and increasingly small, wireless sensor systems.

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  • Fraunhofer IPMS will present a new, RFID-based pick-by-light application scenario for efficient and secure picking at LogiMAT 2017. Located in Dresden, the Fraunhofer IPMS research institute has developed an intelligent storage bin that can be identified and controlled by RFID technology which operates without needing its own power supply. In addition, a weighing sensor integrated into the bottom of the bin automatically records any material removal and provides notification for refilling.

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  • Operating cable-connected or battery-powered measurement systems in hard-to-reach installation locations and challenging environments often poses safety concerns, is too complex or downright impossible. Radio frequency identification (RFID) sensors make the wireless, maintenance-free measurement of temperature and other physical parameters in such situations possible. At this year's Embedded World Exhibition and Conference to be held in Nuremberg, Germany from 14.-16. March, developers from Fraunhofer IPMS Dresden will present a flexible, multi-tag RFID sensors system concept which has also been tested in metal environments.

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  • The Dresden Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS will introduce Li-Fi communications modules meant to expand or replace existing company data networks at the 2017 Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference and Exposition from 21. - 23. March in Los Angeles. The point-to multi-point-capable optical technology combines the speed, stability and security of wired infrastructures with the flexibility and cost advantages provided by wireless radio solutions.

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