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  • Robots must be equipped with sensors and software for three-dimensional vision in order to gain a spatial understanding of and precisely control objects in their environment. For more than ten years, a research team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) in Dresden has been developing and manufacturing micro-scanner mirrors, known as MEMS scanners, which provide robots an ability similar to human vision needed to perceive objects and perform demanding tasks. Fraunhofer IPMS will present its latest developments to a wide audience at the world's leading 2019 “Laser” trade fair for photonics components, systems and applications being held from 24.-27. June in Munich.

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  • Gesture Recognition Using Ultrasound

    Press Release / 22.5.2019

    A research team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) have used a new class of ultrasonic transducers to reliably detect distance changes, movement patterns, and gestures in ranges of up to half a meter. The tiny components are inexpensive to produce, allow for high sound pressure, and provide a flexible frequency design for an optimal balance of distance and sensitivity. Visitors to the 2019 Sensor and Test Measurement Fair to be held from 25.-27. June in Nuremberg can view a first functional demonstrator of the state-of-the-art technology at the Fraunhofer IPMS Booth 248 in Hall 5.

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  • Sensry enables small and medium-sized businesses to gain access to innovative semiconductor technologies / 2019

    Globalfoundries, Fraunhofer and Next Big Thing found start-up in Dresden

    Press Release / 2.4.2019

    Germany's innovative and economic strength is based above all on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which successfully hold their own in the market with high-performance products and services. To achieve this, SMEs increasingly need highly integrated technologies whose in-house development is too complex, lengthy and expensive for many companies.

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  • The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe´s largest application-oriented research organization, will showcase a combination of RFID Auto-ID technology and sensors at the 2019 Automate exhibition and conference. This solution combines wireless identification and condition monitoring - two key functionalities of automated IoT solutions.

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  • The Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization, will showcase a contactless and fiber-free high-speed optical communication solution at the 2019 Automate exhibition and conference. Instead of radio frequency, the solution uses light to transfer data wirelessly. Automate 2019 is scheduled to be held at McCormick Place in Chicago from 8-11 April.

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  • Fraunhofer IPMS will promote a Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) IP Core with switch functionality, facilitating the integration of TSN functionalities into Ethernet network devices at the 2019 HANNOVER MESSE. Interested parties can inform themselves at the Fraunhofer IPMS Booth A11 in Hall 9.

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  • Li-Fi meets augmented reality

    Press Release / 12.2.2019

    Developers at Fraunhofer IPMS use visible or infrared light to send and receive data. Transmission takes place without contact, in real time, at very high data rates. Optical communication, Li-Fi (light fidelity) is particularly advantageous in applications in which cables and connectors can interfere, or wireless radio networks such as WLAN or Bluetooth reach performance limits in terms of bandwidth or real-time capability. Data glasses or “augmented reality glasses” fall into this category. Visitors to the 2019 embedded world Exhibition & Conference, being held from 26-28 February in Nuremberg, can experience the possibilities of optical wireless data transmission in an augmented reality scenario at the Fraunhofer IPMS Booth 123 in Hall 3.

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  • Radio frequency identification (RFID) has long since arrived in the world of logistics. The AIM-D e.V., an independent association of the global Industry Association for Automated Identification, Data Acquisition and Mobile Data Communication (AIM) responsible for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, will demonstrate the potential of RFID in the context of various material flow processes at the 2019 LogiMAT in a Tracking & Tracing Theater showcase. Fraunhofer IPMS will participate in the showcase, exhibiting how the addition of wireless and battery-less sensors can further enrich Auto-ID processes.

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