Laboratory for the Integration from Material to System

The IMS (Integration from Material to System) laboratory was established in 2007 through the merger of three research units: IXL, PIOM, and LAPS. The laboratory combines fundamental research, engineering, and technology, with a focus on an integrative system approach in the field of Information Technologies. IMS is a joint research unit of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the University of Bordeaux, and Bordeaux INP. Within CNRS, IMS is affiliated with the Institute for Engineering and Systems Sciences (INSIS) and the Institute for Information Sciences and Technologies (INS2I).

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A renowned and recognized research laboratory

IMS Bordeaux is a renowned research laboratory that has gained recognition both nationally and internationally. The laboratory focuses on ten research themes including bioelectronics, cognitics, productics, signal and image, automatic, conception, reliability, nanoelectronics, waves, and organic. The laboratory emphasizes research where all the themes are interconnected.
The laboratory is at the forefront of technology, and its strong industrial partnerships enable IMS Bordeaux to be a major player in research in France.


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BEE Branch Day: A Decade of Commitment

Who are they ? The BEE Branch, a student association of the IMS laboratory affiliated with IEEE, aims to professionalize PhD students, who represent nearly half of the lab’s active members. It fosters skill developpement and integration into the professionnal environment. Conference Program Ten Years of Impact: A Significant Milestone Celebrating ten years of activity […]

23 May 2024
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HDR DEFENSE BY Marc DONIAS- May 27, 2024

22 May 2024
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Celebrating Excellence: SIN Department’s 2023 Laureate day hosted at IMS Laboratory

This year’s festivities were imbued with a spirit of inclusivity and support, characteristic of the IMS Laboratory’s commitment to fostering interdisciplinary research. Although the laureates hailed from different specialties, the choice of IMS as the event’s location highlights the laboratory’s role in supporting the broader doctoral school and nurturing a culture of academic excellence. A […]

30 Apr 2024
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The laboratory' research themes

The laboratory's interdisciplinary approach and interconnected research themes ensure that it remains at the forefront of technological innovation.

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IMS consists of 10 research groups, with each group coordinating research in its respective field and overseeing 2 or 3 thematic teams. In addition to its research groups, IMS also provides access to technological platforms and equipment that are available to both its own researchers and external research services.

Data is now being generated at the edge rather than in the large-scale data centers that form the cloud.
Digital sovereignty
With the deployment of large numbers of sensors and smart devices to form the edge of the Internet of Things to the scale of 50 billions and rising, data is now being generated at the edge rather than in the large-scale data centers that form the cloud. In this context, digital sovereignty refers to the ability to have control over our own digital destiny – the data, hardware and software that you rely on and create.
Resources are constrained, most importantly in terms of energy.
Energy sobriety
Resources are constrained, most importantly in terms of energy. Hardware is critical at this level and there is a clear need to explore the suitability of breakthrough emerging technologies to meet the energy-efficiency. From material and up to system level, this could also be achieved by adopting an holistic approach taking also into account the performance and compactness requirements.
The goal of environmental sustainability is to conserve natural resources and to develop alternate sources of power.
Ecological sustainability
The goal of environmental sustainability is to conserve natural resources and to develop alternate sources of power while reducing pollution and harm to the environment. In that way, research’s, from material up to system can be achieved to measure and track sustainability progress, optimize the use of resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and make possible a more circular economy. Also, digital technologies also enable innovation and collaboration.


Action Transverse Emergente d’Enjeu Sociétal

The ACTES, "Action Transverse Emergente d’Enjeu Sociétal", i.e. an emerging transverse action of societal challenge in english represent innovative research’s featuring collaborative works involving at least two IMS research groups. The ACTES are targeting societal issues among which the digital sovereignty, the energy sobriety and the ecological sustainability. The "ACTES" are meant to be driven at the cutting edge of the research groups knowledge leveraging their complementarity within the unique IMS lab value chain, from material to system.

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The IMS (Intégration du Matériau au Système) laboratory is a CNRS Joint Research Unit developing its activities in the field of systems science and engineering, at the convergence between information and communication sciences and technologies on the one hand and engineering sciences on the other.

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The laboratory's technical resources

Cross platform
The IMS laboratory maintains its technological resources include both materials and human resources in fields such as analysis, assembly techniques, mechanical engineering, and accelerated aging.

Thematic equipment Teacher-researchers and researchers from the laboratory rely on shared infrastructures in experimental platforms to carry out their research.



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An important and solid industrial and institutional collaboration

The IMS Bordeaux research laboratory relies on a multitude of national and international collaborations to successfully carry out its research projects. Here are three key aspects of these partnerships :

  • Collaboration with national and international partners
  • Collaborations with academic institutions
  • Collaborations with industry partners
  • Collaborations with government agencies
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An important and solid industrial and institutional collaboration

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Real-time energy-efficient software and hardware implementations of a QCSP communication system Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04406481 Multifractal Multiscale Analysis of Human Movements during Cognitive Tasks Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04450019 Physical Mechanism and Theoretical Foundation of Ambient RF Power Harvesting Using Zero-Bias Diodes Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-01722682 Quadruple-Differentially-Driven Offset-Probe- Fed Patch Antenna for On-Antenna Power Combining Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04500928 Présentation : Médiations des savoirs. Regards critiques, approches plurielles Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04419625 Genetic algorithms for force polytopes prediction Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04396514v2 Explicit Formulas for the Equivalence Between Fault Detection Filters and Observers Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04561563 Dynamic Uni- and Multicellular Patterns Encode Biphasic Activity in Pancreatic Islets Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04396515 Six months versus two years of oral anticoagulation after a first episode of unprovoked deep-vein thrombosis. The PADIS-DVT randomized clinical trial Lien HAL : https://hal.univ-brest.fr/hal-02059420 Generalized multi-point interpolated DTFT frequency and damping factor estimators of real-valued damped sinusoids Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04581646 Impact of temperature on the corrosion of lead-free solder alloy during salt spray test Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03375855 D-Band CMOS Power Amplifiers: Challenges, State-of-the-Art, Technological Limitations and Trends Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04457532 Label-Free Observation of Micrometric Inhomogeneity of Human Breast Cancer Cell Density Using Terahertz Near-Field Microscopy Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03273542 La guerre cognitive de bas niveau : la guerre des cerveaux Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04475734 Automatic diagnosis of a multi-symptom grape vine disease using computer vision Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04473378 Mitochondrial energetics is impaired in vivo in aged skeletal muscle Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-02073308 Performance-Guaranteed Attitude Tracking Control for RLV: A Finite-Time PPC Approach Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04561565 Les techniques instrumentales de mesure de la force musculaire et de la balance musculaire : le point sur la technologie isocinétique Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04433232 Power-Handling Capacity and Nonlinearity Analysis for Distributed Electronic Impedance Synthesizer Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-01722680 Guerre cognitive et influence psychologique Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04475705 L’enseignement de la statistique en Staps : l’ouvrage pédagogique Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04501971 Output error MISO system identification using fractional models Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03548488 Multiscale Entropy of Cardiac and Postural Control Reflects a Flexible Adaptation to a Cognitive Task Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-02469708

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Miniaturized Antenna on a Paper Substrate Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04440129 Soft Growing Robot to Enable Monitoring Applications in Remote Constrained Environments Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04396649 Methodology to Adapt Neural Network on Constrained Device at Topology level Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04381562 Electro-Thermal Investigation of SiGe HBTs: A Review Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04410097 Étude de l’effet de l’humidité sur les performances d’une antenne patch en substrat bois éco-responsable Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04538395 Iterative Interpolated DFT-based Frequency Estimator for Electrical Waveform Affected by Decaying DC Offset Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04572244 Hybrid FeRAM/RRAM synapse circuit for on-chip inference and learning at the edge Lien HAL : https://cea.hal.science/cea-04539478 Common-Mode Loss Mitigation of a Differentially Fed Eight-port On-antenna Power Combining Patch Implemented in a Scanning Phased Array Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04510676 Introduction to Tandem Solar Cells Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04510851 Pratiques et bricolages informationnels dans des contextes coopératifs Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04449834 Apprentissage professionnel à l'attention partagée Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04527898 Espaces de fabrication en tant qu’objet d’étude en SIC et en SHS : médiations de/par l’espace et interculturalité dans les FabLabs Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04536138 Vertical road profile reconstruction from vehicle embedded-sensors Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04492041 Efficacité d’un dispositif chauffant sur la température cutanée de la main dominante et la perception thermique chez des joueurs de foot-fauteuil de haut-niveau. Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04458922 A ZeroPower DC voltage-to-RF impedance converter enabling sustainable & frugal wireless sensor networks Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04559996 Studying LF and HF time series to characterize cardiac physiological responses to mental fatigue Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04564227 Kinematic and neuro-muscular adaptations following a training program for the underwater dolphin kick Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03199813 A new paradigm for lessons learned Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03635439 Biométrie du Comportement Territorial Humain Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04527905 A versatile electrode sorting module for MEAs: implementation in a FPGA-based real-time system Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04396567 A Lie-group based modelling for centroid and shape estimation of a cluster of space debris Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04538262 Selecting Transmission Entities of an IM-Based MIMO OFDM DFRC System by Using Pareto Front Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04454266 Ultra-Low Loss Slot-Line Based Common Mode Isolator Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04500603 Alternative scenario for the energy transition Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04407943 Technique de suppression d'interférence FMCW dans un radar automobile OFDM à l'aide d'un grid dechirping Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04426565 Reproductibilité d’un test de terrain pour des joueurs de foot-fauteuil. Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04458894 Traveling wave ultrasonic piezoelectric motor modelling for the control design of an Automatic Headlight Levelling System Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04492059
Résumé en français

Le laboratoire de l’Intégration du Matériau au Système a été créé le 1er janvier 2007, par la fusion de trois unités de recherche bordelaises, avec une stratégie scientifique commune de développement principalement centrée dans le domaine des Sciences et de l’Ingénierie des Systèmes, à la convergence des Sciences et Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication , et des Sciences pour l’Ingénieur .

Le laboratoire est rattaché à trois tutelles, le CNRS, l’Université de Bordeaux et Bordeaux Aquitaine INP.

Au CNRS, l’UMR5218 est rattachée en principal à l’Institut des Sciences de l’Ingénierie et des Systèmes et en secondaire à l’Institut des Sciences de l’Information et de leurs Interactions .

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