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Core topic Real-time data processing and communications

Real-time OS support not available for new hardware

Whenever analogue and digital worlds are connected, i.e. electronic systems measure or control the physical world, data must be processed and communicated in real time, which means within a defined period of time. New hardware and its processor architectures are usually not supported on the operating system side for tasks in real time. Consequently, these new systems are not per se capable of deriving statements for the next process step of an application through real-time data processing.

We research application-specific implementation of real-time operating systems for new hardware

We are conducting research to find out which real-time operating systems can be implemented in which form for which real-time application and the new hardware required there. To do this, we are looking for high-performance on-board communications paths, efficiently exploit multi-core architectures with real-time support and connect industry-compliant communications stacks to the processing.



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.

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Friedrich Becker, TURCK Electronics GmbH

“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.”


Dr. Uwe Stöpel, Funkwerk

“The result of the collaboration is a prototype which serves to log and monitor freight train functions along the whole length and to transmit the data in real time. And not only from that: also in the general cooperation, IMMS has accelerated the progress of the project by thinking along with our requirements and being open-minded in finding solutions that matched the need and the environment.”


Prof. Dr. Peter Holstein, SONOTEC GmbH

“IMMS has designed the digital components of the hardware to be used in our new digital ultrasonic testing device. The signal processing performance achieved is largely based on FPGA technology, a field in which IMMS has excellent references. Our joint work with IMMS went off perfectly.”

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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.

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.

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.

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.