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Dr.-Ing. Tino Hutschenreuther

Head of System Design

tino.hutschenreuther(at) (0) 3677 874 93 40

Dr. Tino Hutschenreuther will answer your questions on our research in Smart distributed measurement and test systems and the related core topics Analysis of distributed IoT systems, Embedded AI and Real-time data processing and communications, on the lead applications Adaptive edge AI systems for industrial application and IoT systems for cooperative environmental monitoring as well as on the range of services for the development of embedded systems.

System Design department

Our system design team is internationally positioned and consists of specialists for:

  • PCB circuit design
  • PCB layout
  • Microcontroller development (C)
  • Embedded applications/middleware software (C/C++)
  • real-time Linux and TSN
  • wireless sensor networks
  • communications systems
  • distributed energy-efficient hardware/software systems
  • optimisation of AI algorithms for small embedded systems

Most of our research staff have academic degrees in electrical engineering, computer science and related fields.

Each year, we design several customised embedded systems in various application fields in research projects or directly for our customers.

We supervise up to 10 students per year in internships, bachelor and master theses at our location in Ilmenau. In addition, we provide staff for the SME Digital Team at IMMS.

We support you with research and development in the following areas

Lead application

Adaptive edge AI systems for industrial application

We are researching solutions for adaptive edge AI systems to make AI possible on low-consumption embedded systems in industry and to network them in real time.

Core topic

Analysis of distributed IoT systems

For complex distributed IoT systems, we model components for system-wide analysis of energy consumption. We put intelligence into the network, enable tasks to be solved flexibly and autonomously, and make individual functions portable and robust.

Service for R&D

Development of embedded systems

We develop embedded systems for you as complete solutions consisting of sensors and actuators, signal processing and communications technology as well as open-loop and closed-loop controls.

Core topic

Embedded AI

The numerous existing AI algorithms and methods for high-performance computing are unsuitable for embedded systems. We are researching to optimise AI algorithms and methods so that they can be used on embedded systems.

Lead application

IoT systems for cooperative environmental monitoring

We are researching energy-efficient solutions for IoT systems to open up new applications for cooperative environmental monitoring, such as in agriculture.

Core topic

Real-time data processing and communications

New hardware is usually not supported by operating systems for real-time tasks. We are researching which operating system can be implemented in which way for which real-time application and the hardware required there.

Research field

Smart distributed measurement and test systems

Integrated sensor ICs are the heart of sensor and measurement systems like wireless sensors, stationary or handheld devices. We are researching solutions for ever more powerful sensors with more intrinsic intelligence and task allocation in the network.

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”In our collaboration with IMMS, we particularly appreciate the expertise in the field of sensor data acquisition and processing, the high application orientation of the solutions and the constructive contacts with its employees – not least when working together on site on machines and equipment.”



Peter Otto, Postberg

“We are very satisfied with the result – the many years of IMMS experience in the design of embedded systems, with industrial projects and also the system understanding of IMMS from the previous product developments with SONOTEC have clearly contributed to the success.”



Dr. Alexander Maier, Fraunhofer IOSB-INA

“We very much appreciate not only the sound, practical engineering knowledge of the IMMS staff concerning Industry 4.0-compatible protocols and systems but also the personal contact and the constructive manner of IMMS’ collaboration. And so we shall be delighted if we can tackle upcoming subjects together.”

Friedrich Becker, Leiter Kompetenzfeld Software & Kommunikation, TURCK Electronics GmbH.


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“With its experience in the spheres of signal processing and integrating communications and systems for industry, IMMS contributed significantly to the execution of the science which the partners in Chemnitz and Offenburg derived from theoretical principles in cable diagnostics and communications interfaces.”

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