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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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 A Central Small Amino Acid in the VAMP2 Transmembrane Domain Regulates the Fusion Pore in Exocytosis Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04396585 Le paradoxe des deux enveloppes Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04613090 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 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 Power-Handling Capacity and Nonlinearity Analysis for Distributed Electronic Impedance Synthesizer Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-01722680 La guerre cognitive de bas niveau : la guerre des cerveaux Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04475734

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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 Former à la littératie de données : les stratégies de réduction de la complexité Lien HAL : https://ehesp.hal.science/hal-04598702 Les effets du foot- fauteuil chez des joueurs Français et Américains : Prévention en Compétition. Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04459135 Dynamic variable step size LMS adaptation algorithms---Application to adaptive feedforward noise attenuation Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04509676 Human intelligent Machine Team collaboration towards single pilot operations Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04612607 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 Apprentissage professionnel à l'attention partagée Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04527898 Vertical road profile reconstruction from vehicle embedded-sensors Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04492041 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 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 Pratiques et bricolages informationnels dans des contextes coopératifs Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04449834 A Lie-group based modelling for centroid and shape estimation of a cluster of space debris Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04538262 A versatile electrode sorting module for MEAs: implementation in a FPGA-based real-time system Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04396567
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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