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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News#

News 06/15/2021

Curtain up: Fraunhofer and IBM to unveil quantum computer

Inauguration of the quantum computer in Ehningen

Press release 06/16/2021

GaN low-voltage designs enable compact 3-phase motor inverter IC

Fraunhofer IAF scientists present pioneering concepts for low-voltage GaN ICs

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

Press release 02/05/2021

Fraunhofer launches lighthouse project to develop technologies for 6G

Fraunhofer IAF is conducting research in the joint project “6G SENTINEL”

News 2/2/2021

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.

Interview

Low-noise high-frequency electronics for quantum computers

In conversation with two young researchers at Fraunhofer IAF.

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Fraunhofer IAF

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF

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79108 Freiburg
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