Technologies and Applications

Micro Loudspeaker

Micro loudspeaker: Hi-fi on 4 x 4 millimeters

In the past, the loudspeakers for in-ear headphones and hearing aids didn’t exactly shine with regard to their hi fidelity… more


Pharmaceuticals from the 3D printer

From additively manufactured orphan drugs to polypills and printed mini pharmaceutical factories: 3D printing opens up new paths in the… more

Fall alarms

Fall alarms in nursing home 4.0

Older people who live on their own can be at risk. Severe injuries or unconsciousness as a result of falling… more


Cobots: Human-machine teamwork

They not only carry out programmed processes, but also respond to people: Collaborative robots (Cobots) with efficient sensors open up… more


Wireless charging: Electricity from the air

The Qi standard has won the wireless charging race. Wireless charging is increasingly found in entertainment and medical electronics, electromobility,… more


The Machine Network: LTE NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT)

According to mobile communication providers, narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) will play a key role in the industrial and consumer-oriented Internet of… more

RNN

Parking with 12 neurons

You don’t always need a hundred layers filled with several tens of thousands of neurons to seem “intelligent.” New approaches… more


AI chips: artificial intelligence “at the edge”

Dedicated AI chips take machine learning from the cloud directly on to devices. Even newcomers, such as automobile manufacturers and… more


Lab-on-a-Chip: Mega analyses in micro spaces

A lab-on-a-chip (LoC) is a microfluidic analysis system that combines various laboratory diagnostics methods on a single component that is… more


Medical electronics: Healthier with sensors

From quantum sensors to sensor pills that you swallow to soft sensors that can be printed on gummy bears: new… more


Vehicle to grid: electric cars as electricity suppliers

There is a great deal of skepticism as regards vehicle to grid concepts. However, approaches designed to extend the working… more


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

Smart Bridges

Smart bridges for connected infrastructure

Bridge collapses and badly maintained roads bring traffic to a standstill. An early warning system with sensors could help identify… more

GaN

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

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

Lensless Camera

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

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

single-atom transistor

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

Solid-State Batteries

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

Indoor Navigation (Image: Fraunhofer IOSB)

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 (Image:pixabay)

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

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 imaging

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