Industrial Electronics

Industrial electronics are important drivers for the world’s development. Globalization, cyber-physical systems and industry 4.0 amongst other words currently sum up the most important economic and social developments. Robustness, miniaturization, reliability, safety and security are central to the implementation of electronics into products.

Fraunhofer IZM will be increasingly active in the area of safety and security technology in the future, because the institute is known for its outstanding track record in safety and security technology. The area of automation is a key area of industrial electronics and with our broad experience in this area we creates synergies. We can place them in this area, which includes equipment safety, identity verification and product traceability. 

A second key area is advancing automation technology. This happens through validating and introducing new developments from related areas in microelectronic and microsystem technology.

A current key priority is developing innovative solutions for autarkic, multi-channel wireless sensors used in control technology. We are currently assessing the real-time capability of such systems, because it is a key parameter for application in industry.

CARBON-BASED MATERIALS – A WINDOW TO THE NEW REALITY OF FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS

Materials science is one of the key disciplines for product development, where it promises a wide range of solutions for many pressing challenges, especially in novel technologies that are set to dominate the markets of the future. Carbon-based materials in…

A GLIMPSE INTO THE WORLD OF METALLIC INTERCONNECTIONS FOR EXTREME APPLICATIONS

Metallic interconnections can be hard, not only in the literal sense, but also figuratively speaking. This is why a whole research group at the Fraunhofer IZM is dedicated to understanding how to solder and sinter properly. Power electronics have upped…

HOW TO TEST ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS FOR THE REAL WORLD? DESIGN FOR RELIABILITY

Tom Dobs is an expert for the reliability of electronic systems at Fraunhofer IZM. In the video, he introduces different methods for testing and optimizing products concerning their reliability. Vibration measurement and test with electronic components, if required in combination…

ECO-RELIABILITY: THE NEW APPROACH TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE AND RELIABLE ELECTRONICS

Driven by the digital and ecological transition, the term “eco-reliability” has gained increased popularity within the last years. The main objective of this article is to present this new approach from its complementary perspectives “ecology and reliability” and to highlight…