Micro Energy Systems
Energy autarkic micro systems and smart sensor nodes will lead to entirely new capabilities and applications in the future.
Energy supply and storage is not an added, discrete feature but an integral part of system functionality. Its development requires alliances of developers, manufacturers and end user groups. Micro batteries, portable fuel cells and energy harvesting are key words for this evolution.
Fraunhofer IZM addresses these topics together with partners from industry and academia in a number of research projects. Here we use silicon wafer level 3D technology and electronics packaging technologies to integrate and miniaturize power supplies for future electronic products.
The department runs a well-equipped battery test laboratory and offers testing and consulting services.