Innovation and competence are prerequisites for competitiveness in the growth industries and the “Institut für Mikroelektronik- und Mechatronik-Systeme gGmbH” (an institution for microelectronic and mechatronic systems – IMMS) therefor offers the optimal support.
The research and development activities of the institution range from system- and architectural design right up to layout and experimental testing of prototypes. The main business fields are therefore: integrated circuit engineering, model-based design technology, precision drive technology and control and communication technology. The strength of the institute lies in the model-based design of systems with microelectronic, optic and micromechanic components and in the mastery of complex system solutions.
The routing principles of the institute are multidisciplinarity and first class research with clear market coverage and customer-orientation. Here the IMMS concentrates on the industry core competencies of Thuringia that are defined through optics, microelectronics, nanothechnology, vehicle technology and sensorics. The institute develops tailor-made solutions closely connected to the strategic objectives of organizations, thereby offering the industry partners long-term competitive advantages and investment security.
To enhance innovation, the institute places high value on the close interdependence of science and economy. The IMMS headquarters is situated in Ilmenau, in the immediate vicinity of the Ilmenau Technical University. Excellent cooperation exists with numerous university departments. This allows for the efficient transfer of findings from university research into industrial application. Furthermore a part of the IMMS is located in Erfurt in the locality of the “Thüringen Mikroelektronik”. Thus it allowed us to successfully do justice to the importance of microelectronics as a basic technology and starting point for a wide variety of innovation products. In addition the IMMS is a partner for the most important innovation networks and industrial clusters in Thuringia as well as nationwide.
Through the ability to devise processes, to operate networks, to gain partners and to establish advantages, the IMMS does great justice to the requirements of industry organizations.
Research at the institute allows for the developing of solutions at the organizations to increase productivity and efficiency through improved quality standards and functionality, flexibility and entrepreneurship.
Year of foundation1995
• Embedded systems for real-time applications
• Sensoric integration and wireless sensor networks, sensor electronics
• Embedded Linux, Industrial Ethernet
• Electromagnetic drive engineering and precision drive systems
• Control engineering
• Design, modeling, simulation and realization of complex mechatronic systems
• Design of high-frequency integrated circuits
• Measuring and characterization of high and high-frequency electronic devices
• Design of customer-specific monolithic integrated analogue circuits
• Design methods for integrated analogue and mixed-signal circuits