Micro-Power Management – Access Provider: FhG-IMS

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Access Description
Technical Offering
Main Equipment
Typical Application
Case Study
Key Specifications

Thermoelectric Generator Testbed

Access Description
Access to the environment for design, simulation, test-environment of TEG-harvesters. Within the physical lab and inHaus-Centre facilities the verification and validation can be performed
Technical Offering
  • Support of thermal simulation in modelled environments incl. training
  • Design of thermal / mechanical constructions
  • Design and prototype realization of mechanical construction
  • Functional and performance testing in physical lab of Fraunhofer IMS
  • Consultancy of applying norms and regulations for microelectronic circuits and radio equipment
Main Equipment
  • Simulation environment with libraries
  • Design tools
  • Heating and cooling test equipment
  • Mechanical workshop
  • Rapid prototype circuit realization by milling plotter
  • Test equipment for measurement in time and frequency domain
  • Climatic chamber
  • Electronic design automation software
  • Electromagnetic field simulation software
Typical applications
The physical principle of Seebeck effect, used in thermoelectric generators becomes more and more popular with new MST processes with allow a cost-efficient production of TEGs. Typical applications can be found in sensor devices for industrial automation, where a heat-flow between a hot and a cold terminal can be used as power source.
Case Study
A development department is going to evaluate new concepts for maintenance free IOT devices by the use of thermoelectric generators but they need access to design and measurement equipment to test this. EnABLES will provide access to the facilities required. A typical project will offer 10 days access to the Fraunhofer IMS researchers and equipment required.

Dr. Gerd vom Bögel

Recirculating Chiller Heater Water Bath / LAUDA High Frequency Measurement Equipment / Keysight, R&S, Anritsu Milling plotter / LPDF S63
Key specifications
  • Regulated temperature -30 to 100 °C ±0.01 °C
  • Test automation equipment
  • Signal-Generator, Oscilloscope, Network- & Spectrum-Analyser up to 110 GHz
  • Wideband baseband and RF
  • Fully automatic
  • High speed milling
  • High resolution