Fog and Edge Computing

Our range of services

Calculations for simulation, modelling or control are no longer carried out only on office computers or in the cloud. New devices in the context of the Internet of Things (IoT) lead to new, distributed functionalities. Such functionalities can be found in distributed systems with tailored task areas and replace more and more personal computers and mainframes. For example, even small units close to machines can be used to calculate simulations, or material storage systems can trigger the placement of orders upon decreasing stocks.

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In the field of distributed digitalization and functionalization of production environments, the technology focus digitalization offers modules and algorithms specifically designed for laser technology. In the field of system design and signal processing, the solutions are based on industrial FPGA, CPU and GPU systems. Thus, solutions from simulation and control technology can be transferred to IoT devices, which are used as modules in the form of edge devices or for fog computing. These individual solutions are also suitable for the upgrade of existing systems with regard to Industry 4.0 applications.

We create solutions for the transfer of complex tasks into the space between machine and production.

Connection of systems

  • Algorithms for processing sensor data according to the requirements of the production environment
  • Selection and development of IoT devices for the flexible connection of manufacturing systems
  • Implementation of algorithms on edge and fog devices to support real-time control systems

Flexibilization of simulation and integration

  • Modularization of control engineering by distributing system-relevant computing tasks on FPGA and micro service architectures
  • Concentration of data streams for the demand-oriented provision of information sources


Laser technology can solve demanding tasks in many different industries. Whether as a tool in automotive production, as measuring equipment in the environmental sector, as a diagnostic or therapeutic instrument in medical technology or as a communication medium in space technology, the laser provides multiple uses with high productivity and high efficiency.

Read up about the innovations of the Fraunhofer ILT in a few selected industries and convince yourself!


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Fog and Edge Computing

Our contributions in this range of services for the use of digital, distributed computing resources directly at the machine or its periphery.


  • Development of hardware & software according to RAMI4.0 standard for the implementation of machine-oriented data pre-processing nodes
  • Implementation of electronic circuits with microcomputers and FPGA’s for connection to the fieldbus level
  • Feasibility studies and technology analyses on process and machine-oriented data processing strategies
  • Networking of plant technology from the machine to the planning level
  • Acquisition, processing and analysis of process and plant data
  • Embedded controller for digital optical beam shaping
  • SPS embedded adaptive scanner control
  • Modular system Coaxial Process Control (CPC) for complete connection of optical components and digital networking
  • Software modules in Microservice architecture for flexible integration of partial solutions
  • Digital measurement technology for seamless system integration
  • Modular system for AI-based identification of process states
  • Embedded systems for metrological applications
  • Modular design of Fog Computing and Edge devices based on industrial hardware

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