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 

THE GLASS REVOLUTION OF QUANTUM SYSTEMS

Quantum technology is used in many different areas of life. Fraunhofer IZM is exploring glass-integrated optical waveguides as a new avenue in the development of this technology. In their interview with RealIZM, Wojciech Lewoczko-Adamczyk and Oliver Kirsch speak about technical…

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…

TURBOCHARGING NETFLIX OR AMAZON? PHOTONICS COMES TO THE RESCUE

With IT evolving at historically unprecedented rates and taking over every aspect of our lives, data centres are getting bigger, more powerful, and more ubiquitous by the day. Crucial telecommunication infrastructure keeps their bits and pieces connected and working perfectly…

HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING – FROM VIDEOGAMES TO AUTONOMOUS CARS

Over the next ten years, major progress needs to be made in the area of conventional computing in order to keep pace with the requirements of new applications. High Performance Computing (HPC) is one option to amplify the capabilities of…

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…