electronica 2018

November 13-16, 2018


Intelligent light for cars: multipixel LED, flexible OLED and lasers

Engineers are developing new light technologies for cars all the time. The aim is to come up with headlights that… more


Super networks with GaN

From 2020, the new 5G mobile communication standard is expected to make both consumers and companies happy. But, unfortunately, the… more


Smart sensors for the Internet of Things

MEMS multisensors, cognitive sensor systems and detectors the size of specks of dust from a spray can: new intelligent sensors… more


Neuromorphic processor: The first brain chip

Conventional hardware is of only limited use for calculating neural networks, neuromorphic chips can do this far more efficiently. The… more


Connected cars: does a Ford speak BMW too?

In the future, fully connected vehicles will be able to share information with each other and the surroundings in order… more


Cyber security for patient data: data security in medicine

Digitalization is leading to permanent changes within the health care sector. It promises better patient care, makes doctors’ work easier… more


Telemedicine saves lives “for the first time”

In spite of promising projects, telemedicine is still not part of regular care. However, a study which for the first… more


Lensless camera – Car windshield as a giant sensor

A new computerized camera without optics uses an ordinary window as the lens. This would enable car windshields to sense… more


Retrofit kit for autonomous driving

Anyone who’s reluctant to give up their “old” car needn’t go without autonomous features. New retrofit kits will relieve drivers… more


TREND Autonomous Commercial Vehicles: Robo trucks at the depot

While everyone is talking about self-propelled juggernauts on our streets, the autonomous revolution is actually taking place almost unnoticed in… more


TREND Rechargeable Batteries: “Developing Country” Germany

The German automotive industry does not normally involve itself with the key technology of rechargeable batteries. New battery technology might… more


Single-atom transistor: small, smaller, as small as it gets

In many areas of our lives these days, bigger is always seen as better. However, this isn’t the case when… more


Fast-charging solid-state batteries

There are currently great hopes for solid-state batteries. A new concept now allows high charging currents by a “clever” choice… more


SiC leads to faster cars in Formula E

Electric Vehicles started to become more and more accepted. However they must get much more energy efficient. Therefore a large part… more


electronica Trend Index 2018: Electronics of the future

Electronic devices are increasingly performing more and more functions in our personal and professional lives. But just what do “residents… more


Indoor navigation with flash drives

To navigate, you always need location. In the great outdoors, this is no problem thanks to the wonders of GPS…. more


Algorithmic bias: “Artificial” justice

Anyone who learns from role models will share their prejudices, too. This is also the case for algorithms that are… more


Networked headlamps to eliminate “camouflaged” obstacles

Whether a human driver or an autonomous vehicle – only those who can see the obstacle can brake. In future,… more


Connectome – AI dissects its role model

Scientists have been trying to track down the highly-complex wiring diagram of our brains for decades. It now seems that… more


TREND Explainable AI: Behind the scenes

Researchers at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence recently received the NVIDIA Pioneer Award for their What do Deep… more


TREND Neuromorphic Computing: Brain-like hardware

Deep learning helped AI to its breakthrough. Now the next jump in performance may come from much more brain-like hardware-based… more


HEMT: Freedom for electrons

New semiconductors are needed for the next generation of mobile telephony infrastructure. Highly touted candidates include high-electron-mobility transistors based on… more


Brain for micro drones

Energy-consumption is a huge issue for small drones and robots. A new navigation chip now demands just 24 milliwatts in… more


High-power charging: Espresso refueling stops for electric cars

High-power charging has reached Germany. In future, a brief coffee break will be enough to fully charge your electromobile. Except… more


Ferroelectric Transistor: “AI-Memory”

Microcontrollers have to store increasing amounts of ever-more complex data in ever-smaller memories. Ferroelectric transitors could solve the problem.