Automotive/Transportation

Automotive/Transportation – Core competence at Fraunhofer IZM

The application areas automotive and transportation technologies are core competences of Fraunhofer IZM since it’s establishment. Automotive driving and new ways of transportation, especially in urban areas, are hot topics all over the industry. The institute has worked with OEMs, tier 1s and, in particular, their suppliers.

Fraunhofer IZM intends to “electronify” the automobile at all levels. We develop innovative, cost-efficient and reliable solutions. This includes the prototype level, for conventional, hybrid and electric drive engineering and safety and comfort systems. 

The field of application consists of different competences: Sensor and actuator technology, Power electronics, Reliability management and assurance and Robust design.

Automotive/Transportation – core competence at Fraunhofer IZM

High speed with optical signals: Will the printed circuit board of the future be made of glass?

The backbone of our digital world is made of glass: A network of optical fibers spans the globe and lets data criss-cross our globe. We also experience the digital world through a pane of glass: We interact with the online…

Wafer-level system integration on 300mm – The core competence of Fraunhofer IZM-ASSID

For more than 10 years, the “All Silicon System Integration Dresden – ASSID” center has been operating a state-of-the-art, industry-grade 200/300mm 3D wafer-level process line with modules for TSV formation, pre-assembly (thinning, separation), wafer-level assembly, and stack formation. The ASSID…

Adhesive-free fused silica fiber joints made possible by direct laser welding

Fused silica may be expensive and complicated to produce, but the laser welding process developed at Fraunhofer IZM, which uses it as a connection for photonic chips, is something of a revolution. Welding with a CO2 laser enables robust and…

Space Electronics – Fit for Orbit!

The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 stipulates that every nation enjoys free access to space. For the last 20 years, more and more nations have been launching commercial projects in space. Private spaceflight companies are planning to use micro and…

A Pedestrian Or Just A Beverage Can? Helping Self-Driving Cars Recognize Objects With Cameras and Radars Combined

Autonomous driving is getting better with every technological advance. But for driverless cars to become truly safe in traffic, they need a sensor system that recognises objects in the street – reliably and with no margin for error. Christian Tschoban…

Meet 6G’s Future with Holographic Communication

5G is not fully rolled out yet, but Fraunhofer IZM is already pursuing research on 6G communication modules. As these modules must be distributed more densely, the hardware has to become more compact. Finding the right way to miniaturize modules…

HOW LONG WILL IT WORK? TESTING THE RELIABILITY OF ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

When developing and bringing new products to market, knowing its lifetime can be essential. Manufacturers want their products to work for a specific period of time or number of uses, but things break and products fail. To know when and…

QUANTUM SENSORS HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE: FROM THE SEABED TO YOUR POCKET

Since antiquity, physics has tried to explain the world we live in. There are things that are easy to describe, such as the time it takes for a weight to drop from a certain height. Classical mechanics can calculate how…