Design of Systems and Prototypes for Sensor Technology

Design of systems and prototypes for sensor technology is an important part of the Fraunhofer EMFT service portfolio.  By system integration for building demonstrators, prototypes and systems, Fraunhofer EMFT scientists illustrate possible application scenarios for the technologies and components developed at the institute. 

Prototype of a glucose sensor
© Fraunhofer EMFT / Bernd Müller
Prototype of a glucose sensor

Small and medium-sized companies in particular often need complete solutions rather than individual components. Last but not least, extensive know-how in system integration creates an important basis for bringing innovative technologies and solution approaches (e.g. energy harvesting, ultra low power consumption) quickly and successfully into application and thus generating future-oriented products. The development competence of the interdisciplinary and experienced team includes hardware and software, electronics, mechanics, optics as well as fluidics. The integration of innovative methods for sensor data evaluation with "Machine Learning", especially when implemented locally, extend the portfolio and offer significant advantages for the application fields. The services in the area of system integration range - depending on requirements - from the first concept to feasibility demonstrators to prototypes and complete systems.

The Fraunhofer EMFT offering for design of systems and prototypes for sensor technology includes:

  • Characterization of electronic circuits and systems with state-of-the-art modern electronic measurement technology 
  • Simulation and design of electronic circuits and design of multilayer an flexible circuit boards 
  • Mechanical construction with modern CAD tools
  • Optical and fluidic simulation 
  • Rapid prototyping via 3D-print
  • Concepts for sensor data networks and sensor data storage 
  • Evaluation of sensor data using machine learning methods, adapted to the application and requirements of the customer. 

This offering in the area of design of systems and prototypes for sensor technology is available at Fraunhofer EMFT for your application topics. We look forward to hearing from you!

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