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Lead application RFID sensor technology

We also use our research results for the development of RFID sensor transponder ICs and ASICs, which can be used to achieve battery-free digital sensors. Such sensors can then be supplied with energy and read out via the NFC functionality of smartphones, for example. Typical applications are digital rapid tests or maintenance-free sensors in industrial environments. Our ICs differ from other solutions through effective power management functionalities and integrated sensor interfaces.



Eric Schäfer, M. Sc.

Head of Microelectronics / Branch Office Erfurt

eric.schaefer(at) (0) 361 663 25 35

Eric Schäfer and his team research Integrated sensor systems, especially CMOS-based biosensors, ULP sensor systems and AI-based design and test automation. The results are being incorporated into research on the lead applications Sensor systems for in-vitro diagnostics and RFID sensor technology. It will assist you with services for the development of Integrated circuits and with IC design methods.

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IMMS researches ultra-low-power architectures (ULP) and circuit concepts as well as energy-efficient edge-AI systems with overall system energy modeling

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We are researching the use of ultra-low power embedded memories in wireless sensor front-end ICs for monitoring the condition of wind turbines and individual plants produced in greenhouses.



IMMS is working on autonomous modular sensor systems for cost-effective options for data collection in agriculture.



Systematic design and economical manufacture for intelligent multi-sensor systems in small quantities


Reinhard Jurisch, microsensys

”IMMS, being the sole research institute in Thüringen for microelectronic applications, has a central role for enterprises like ours in the region, acting as technology partner and coordinator for joint industrial research with public funding.“


Dr. Jörg Weber, Analytik Jena

”The work offers great potential for industrial applications, but also for growing markets in life science and medical technology, where we see a rising demand for intelligent microelectronic sensors.“

All publications RFID sensor technology

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Integrated Circuits

We offer the design and realisation of application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) in CMOS, BiCMOS and SOI technologies. We achieve well-performing ASICs with our first runs (first-time right silicon).

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Here we investigate miniaturised systems manufactured in semiconductor technology consisting of microelectronic components for sensors applications, as well as methods to design these highly complex systems efficiently and safely.

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ULP sensor systems

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