Information & Communication

Information and Communication technology faces new challenges, because of the new era of increasing connectivity and digitalization. The efficient sharing and storing of data needs ever larger data centers and the means to transmit electric and optical signals. Digitalization itself brings its own challenges: There is increasing demand for highly dynamic networks that can transport, process, and analyze data.

Fraunhofer IZM can offer solutions for these challenges because of more than two decades of experience in the field of system integration.

Fraunhofer Designintegrated, miniaturized, autonomous, and robust sensor systems and wireless networks and constructs high-frequency systems and electro-optical components. The provided services also include the Optimization of processes and transfer of construction technologies for highly integrated systemsReliability testing and service life forecasting and Consulting and eco-design services for sustainable ICT products 

FASTER, HIGHER, STRONGER: WHY CO-PACKAGED OPTICS ARE A GAME CHANGER

Everywhere in the world, the bandwidth of Ethernet networks keeps growing. This extremely rapid growth is powered by the great progress made in many areas involved, such as video, AI, HPC, and 5G. The operators of data centres and research…

POWER-HUNGRY COMMUNICATION: FIVE STEPS FOR SAVING ENERGY

We use our smartphones on average for almost four hours a day, for social networking, streaming, gaming, and a host of other functions. We all know that the phones in our hands consume energy – but how much power is…

CRYPTEX OF THE FUTURE – THE QUANTUMISATION OF DATA SECURITY

Quantum cryptography and quantum communication are enabling a new level of security, and research into its optimal implementation and realization is progressing at full speed, matched only by current research into quantum computers that is happening all over the world….

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…

WHAT MAKES DIGITAL CAMERAS WORK: IMAGE SENSORS

When the first cars hit the road, some people thought they were a fad that would soon disappear, because horses still seemed far superior to these early cars. Not so long ago, a major technology manufacturer thought that three computers…