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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TPC Chair 2024, RFIC Symposium - Premier Integrated Circuits conference, USA

The RFIC Symposium is set to begin this Sunday in Washington D.C., USA, alongside the IMS Symposium. This premier Integrated Circuits conference will showcase the latest advancements in radio frequencies, millimeter-wave, THz, and high-frequency IC designs and technologies. This year, RFIC has broadened its scope to include groundbreaking systems and applications, such as Mobile systems […]

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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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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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Préliminaires à l'étude des indices électrocorticaux concomitants des phénomènes prosodiques Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04527698 Fine-Tuning the optoelectronic and redox properties of an electropolymerized thiophene derivative for highly selective OECT-based zinc detection Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04519948 Quantification of Time-Domain Truncation Errors for the Reinitialization of Fractional Integrators Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04242602 Optimizing the location selection of urban consolidation centers with sustainability considerations in the city of Bordeaux Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03944585 Reversible photomagnetic properties of the molecular compound [{CuII(bipy)2}2{MoIV(CN)8}]·9H2O·CH3OH Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-00319954 Climbing Skill and Complexity of Climbing Wall Design: Assessment of Jerk as a Novel Indicator of Performance Fluency Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-02094928 The 2024 RFIC Symposium Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04572162 Diplexer-Based Fully Passive Harmonic Transponder for Sub-6-GHz 5G-Compatible IoT Applications Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-02527782 Modèles du rapport neuro-fonctionnel, ou comment la cognition serait relative au cerveau Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04518262 Gas discrimination by simultaneous sound velocity and attenuation measurements using uncoated capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03528025 A High-Level Methodology to Evaluate and Optimize Digital Architectures Targeting Spike Encoding Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04406432 FEM Modeling Strategies: Application to Mechanical and Dielectric Sensitivities of Love Wave Devices in Liquid Medium Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04573453 Electronic Doping in Perovskite Solar Cells Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04602992 Low Complexity Architecture of N-Path Mixers for Low Power Application Lien HAL : https://paris1.hal.science/hal-04453736 Augmented Reality Terahertz (AR-THz) Sensing and Imaging with Frequency-Modulated Continuous-Wave Radar Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04573468 SPDGAN: a generative adversarial network based on SPD manifold learning for automatic image colorization Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04546138 Islets-on-Chip: A Tool for Real-Time Assessment of Islet Function Prior to Transplantation Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04390913 Terahertz Phase Retrieval Imaging in Reflection Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-02891064 Harvesting Ambient RF Energy Efficiently With Optimal Angular Coverage Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04440177 Le cadre de l’expérience des données en éducation : gouvernance, représentations et intelligibilité des données dans l’éducation nationale. Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04407620 Impurity tolerance of polymer solar cells: The crucial role of palladium catalyst and its ligands Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04488675

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Abord électrophysiologie de la sénescence Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04527891 Marginalized semi-blind restoration of Adaptive-Optics-corrected images using stochastic sampling Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04402866 Evaluation of Dual Side Cooling System for Prismatic Batteries for Vehicle Aplications Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04381384 Long term shelters to avoid humanity extinction Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04402965 Hydrogen on demand from Mg alloys and LPSO based composites Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04574603 High Gain Microstrip Patch Antenna Array using Air-Filled Substrate Integrated Waveguide (AFSIW) Feeding Structure Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04570600 Nonlinear Negative Resistance-based Harmonic Backscatter Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04559977 Tunnel Diode-based Harmonic Backscatter Amplifier Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04559984 Interhemispheric differences in divided attention Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04527999 Electroencéphalographie quantitative ambulatoire par méthode de holter Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04527899 Next Generation SiGe HBTs for Energy Efficient Microwave Power Amplification (Invited) Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04603010 Impact of cold and heat on skin temperature on manual performance during maneuverability exercises in powerchair soccer players. Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04458909 Application Scenarios for Gait Analysis with Wearable Sensors and Machine Learning Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04608009 Error Correction Codes, from Communication to Cryptography... Two sides of one chip Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04609110 Relations between Contingent Negative Variation and Behavior under Psychoactive Drugs ni Man Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04527478 Biomimetic snake locomotion using Central Pattern Generators network and bio-hybrid robot perspective Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04487642 MIXIC: a MIXed signal Interference Cancellation architecture to enhance a digitizer dynamic range Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04489548 La guerre des connaissances : nouveaux conflits, nouveaux défis Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04536554 Hyperconnected Urban Synchromodality: Synergies between Freight and People Mobility Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04379765 Modifications biomécaniques, musculaires et cognitives induites par un programme d'apprentissage de huit semaines des ondulations sous-marines chez des nageurs adolescents bien entraînés Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04437359 Vers un système d'évaluation de la performance globale et multidimensionnelle de l'usine du futur Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04465204 Surface Energy Production Issues for the Refueling of Starships Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04402950 Design of a 37-40GHz bidirectional amplifier for 5G FR2 radio beamforming systems in 22nm CMOS FD-SOI Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04440770 Vers un système de projection alternatif pour le cinéma numérique Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04584908 The Great Microwave Education Opportunity of the Great Seal Bug (also known as "The Thing") Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04559994 A State-Space based Interval Estimator for LTI Systems under H1 and/or H∞ Constraints Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04561573 Hydrazine Concentration Estimation in the Secondary Circuit of a Nuclear Power Plant: a IQC LPV approach Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04561569 Robotique, espaces éducatifs et création de communs de la connaissance Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04473925 Littératie médiatique et esprit critique Analyser l'"agir compétent" des élèves autour des controverses Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04573348
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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