Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF

MIMO antenna module with focus on chip
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Massive MIMO (multiple-input-multiple-output) antenna module for 5G.

Welcome to Fraunhofer IAF

Your partner in III-V semiconductor research. We develop electronic and optoelectronic devices, components, and materials based on semiconductors. Our technologies are used in applications fields such as security, energy, communication, health, and mobility.

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Fraunhofer Competence Center Quantum Computing Baden Württemberg
Fraunhofer Competence Center Quantum Computing Baden Württemberg

Competence Center Quantum Computing

We coordinate the Competence Center “Quantum Computing Baden-Württemberg” together with Fraunhofer IAO.

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Quantum computing

We use our expertise in electronics and diamond to improve the performance of qubits and quantum memories, to develop novel quantum hardware, to increase computing time and to reduce error rates.

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Laboraufbau für die Quantensensorik

Diamond-based quantum sensors

We develop diamond-based quantum sensors that can detect magnetic and electric fields with a spatial resolution of just a few nanometers down to individual electron and nuclear spins.

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Millilink Schaltung in Goldtönen mit Logo der Forschungsfabrik Mikroelektronik Deutschland
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Das Fraunhofer IAF ist eines der 13 Mitglieder der Forschungsfabrik Mikroelektronik Deutschland (FMD) – dem leistungsfähigsten Anbieter für angewandte Forschung, Entwicklung und Innovation im Bereich der Mikro-/Nanoelektronik, gefördert vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF).

Technologies and systems from a single source

Fraunhofer IAF is a participant in the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD).

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Press release 09/16/2021

In the right light—intelligent and sustainable LED work lighting

Successful project completion: Energy-saving light and luminaire control system geared to the needs of working people


Press release 09/06/2021

Satellite transmits test signals in Q and W band for the first time

Fraunhofer IAF’s High-frequency electronics orbits the earth


Press release 08/27/2021

2nd place in GreenICT innovation competition

Project on energy-saving mobile radio base stations receives exclusive funding by BMBF


News 04/23/2021

Diamond-based quantum hardware for scalable quantum processors

Start of the joint project “QC-4-BW” within the Competence Center Quantum Computing Baden-Württemberg


Annual Report 2020/21 »Quantum«

In this year’s annual report we show you how we are actively shaping the second generation of quantum technologies at Fraunhofer IAF.


Key technologies for the future 6G mobile communications standard

6G SENTINEL lighthouse project

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Online-Event / November 23-25, 2021


The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will host the third international science and technology conference of its “FUTURAS IN RES“ series. This year’s topic is “Quantum Technologies”.


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Fraunhofer IAF

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF

Tullastrasse 72
79108 Freiburg
Phone +49 761 5159-0