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 

Weltraumelektronik – Fit für den Orbit

Der Weltraumvertrag von 1967 regelt: „Jede Nation hat freien Zugang zum All.“ Seit zirka 20 Jahren starten immer mehr Nationen mit kommerziellen Projekten in den Weltraum. Private Raumfahrtunternehmen planen, mit Mikro– und Nanosatelliten z.B. die weltweite lückenlose Internetversorgung zu erreichen….

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…

Robust5G – How clever module design slows down the material aging of 5G components

Communication networks like 5G need the many modules and components that make them up to be robust and long-lasting, whatever the environmental conditions or other circumstances may be. Researchers at Fraunhofer IZM have now developed a testing method which allows…

Skipping the Laboratory – Turbotesting with Lab-on-a-Chip for Point-of-Care Diagnostics

With Lab-on-a-Chip technology, testing becomes much faster and more efficient. Not only can these sensors replace reference laboratories, they can even communicate the results directly to a computer for validation and statistics. And, as our expert Manuel Bäuscher wants to…

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…