Fraunhofer IIS projects in phase 4 of the High-Performance Center Electronic Systems (LZE)

The focus of the High-Performance Center Electronic Systems (LZE) is on implementing state-of-the-art technologies from research directly in products and making them quickly and easily accessible to business

A joint initiative of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, its Institutes for Integrated Circuits IIS and for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB, and the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), the High-Performance Center Electronic Systems (LZE) has entered its fourth project phase. Fraunhofer IIS is represented in this phase by the following projects:

  • Fraunhofer IIS is investigating the expectations of its customers in a novel manner. On behalf of Fraunhofer, LZE GmbH is conducting a market test in the sphere of X-ray technology and running the corresponding X-ray factory, from which interested customers can order various X-ray services.
  • Screw connections in critical and safety-relevant installations such as bridges, wind turbines and industrial machines are constantly subject to high stresses. The smart screw connection Q-Bo®, a wireless, self-powered monitoring solution, allows permanent monitoring of the preload force of any kind of screw connections, which enhances safety and reduces inspection costs (see RFicient).
  • The RoboProd project is all about X-ray computed tomography using cooperating robots to enable the nondestructive testing of large or complexly shaped objects and high-resolution 3D analyses of object sections.
  • An open-source and developer platform provided in the IoT4Scale project is designed to give customers easier access to LoPAN/mioty® technology from Fraunhofer IIS and allow them to conveniently try it out.
  • The embeddif.[ai] software solution developed by Fraunhofer IIS makes it possible to endow objects with intelligence and execute AI algorithms directly on embedded hardware in an energy-saving manner – in areas such as cognitive tools, smart sports technology, seamless shopping and maintenance and repairs.
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At the X-ray factory, it is possible to investigate the inner structure of an object for hidden damage.