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  • Chip-integrated optical infrared components / 2021

    Miniature spectrometer for the smartphone

    July 01, 2021

    Recognizing fake drugs? Testing water samples ourselves? Checking the quality of air? In the future, it could be possible to do all this using a smartphone in a quick, cost-effective and straightforward way. The process is being made possible by a spectrometer, weighing just one gram, from the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS. The aim is to mass-produce this component for around a euro using conventional technologies.

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  • FRAUNHOFER GROUP FOR MICROELECTRONICS IN COOPERATION WITH LEIBNIZ FBH AND IHP / 2021

    Terahertz technologies for visionary innovations in communications and sensor technology

    June 04, 2021

    In the recently launched joint project "T-KOS" of the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD), terahertz technology is now to be developed synergistically for industry in the fields of communication and sensor technology for the first time. Innovative system solutions in both areas can make a significant contribution to the successful implementation of future issues such as digitalization, Industry 4.0 or resource efficiency and thus strengthen Germany as a business location in the long term.

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  • Piezoelektrischer, mikromechanischer Ultraschallwandler für die akustische Bildgebung.
    © Fraunhofer ENAS

    Many monitoring, sensing and characterization tasks in industry today are based on classic ultrasonic sensors. Micromachined ultrasonic transducers (MUTs) represent an innovative and effective development that can open up new applications thanks to their compact design and efficiency. However, the investment costs for the development of such MUTs are too high for many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Three Fraunhofer institutes are therefore jointly developing an application platform that will also enable SMEs to use MUTs. The institutes will develop various micromachined devices and pilot products together with industrial partners.

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  • The 1st completely virtual edition of the Smart Systems Integration Conference & Exhibition, short SSI, took place from April 27 to 29, 2021. More than 120 participants from all over Germany, Europe and the world took part in the online event. Originally it was planned to hold the conference in Grenoble/France. Now the event took place on an individually provided online platform due to present circumstances. Highly interesting keynotes, a total of 53 speakers spread over five tracks and nine sessions as well as a poster session with a total of ten contributions and organized topic tables for discussions were among the highlights of the three-day event. In addition, the Thomas Gessner Award was presented for the second time during the event.

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  • Roboter-gestütztes Inkjet-Drucken auf 3D-Bauteilen am Fraunhofer ENAS.
    © Biermann & Jung

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS participates in the digital LOPEC 2021 from March 23-25, 2021. The trade show and conference is the most important global meeting point for the printed electronics industry. Fraunhofer ENAS will present inkjet printing technology for 3D components as robot-assisted processes as well as printed components for fuel cells.

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  • Increasing demands on the reliability of power electronics but at the same time growing reliability risks due to the high complexity of the devices make highly accurate lifetime models and improved reliability methods for the development of these power electronics components necessary. Dr. Alexander Otto from the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS has successfully developed methods and models for these requirements and has now been awarded the Fraunhofer ENAS Research Award 2020 for his work.

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  • © Fraunhofer ENAS

    Get a proof of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus or of immunity to the virus within one hour. Accelerate healing processes with electrical stimulation through an active wound patch. Fraunhofer ENAS will present these and other topics for the first time from November 16-19 at the digital medical technology trade fair virtual.COMPAMED 2020.

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  • Decentralized monitoring of COVID-19 patients: M3Infekt project launched

    Chemnitz and Erlangen / Germany / November 05, 2020

    Fraunhofer ENAS contributes its expertise on continuously tunable Fabry-Pérot filter for a monitoring system of COVID-19 patients within the Fraunhofer cluster project M3Infekt. The cluster project aims to develop a monitoring system that enables early intervention in the event that a patient’s condition suddenly starts to deteriorate. It will be a modular, multimodal and mobile system, and will also be suitable for use in the treatment of COVID-19 patients. By facilitating the required intervention at an early stage, the system helps to lessen the effects of disease, shorten the duration of therapy and make flexible use of intensive care wards.

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