Research topics and projects

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smartSafety for IoT

With the research focus smartSafety for adaptable, modular production, Fraunhofer is addressing current requirements of functional safety...


Fraunhofer IOSB-INA shows interoperability of Ethernet TSN

The TSN/A - Conference, a cooperation of the Avnu Alliance and the trade journals Computer & AUTOMATION and Elektronik...


Fraunhofer technology from Lemgo at CES in Las Vegas

At the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, an Ethernet TSN technology exhibit from Fraunhofer IOSB-INA...


SPS: Fraunhofer shows Ethernet of the future

At Smart Production Solutions (SPS) in Nuremberg from November 26 to 28, a TSN technology exhibit by Fraunhofer IOSB-INA and the company NXP...



Here is an excerpt from our references.

  • Development of the PROFINET chip TPS-1 (Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG and Siemens AG)
  • VDMA Guide Industry 4.0 Communication with OPC UA
  • Ausrichtung International IEEE Symposium on Precision Clock Synchronisation for Measurement, Control and Communication (ISPCS) 2013 in Lemgo, 9th IEEE International Workshop on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS) 2012 in Lemgo und 21st IEEE International Conference in Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA) 2016 in Berlin
  • Plugfest in Lemgo: PROFINET, IEEE 1588 (PTP)
  • Ethernet TSN prototypes and demonstration systems at trade fairs: embedded World, IPC SPS Drives (Bad Homburg, Stuttgart), TSN/A and Deterministic Ethernet Forum (Vienna)
  • BMBF-funded project "FlexSi-Pro - Flexibility and Safety in the Production Plant of the Future" as part of 5G - Industrial Internet
  • IIC Testbed Smart Factory Web (
  • BMVI Project PerSIST - Permanent and Secure Information and Status Transmission
  • TTN - The Things Network Community Lemgo 
  • Authors of the PROFINET over TSN-Guideline, PI 2019, 2021
  • Authors of the PROFINET over TSN Scheduling-Guideline, PI 2019
  • Projekt: Converging Industrial Networks for Industry 4.0 (CINI 4.0), more information on the project page