Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is one of the world’s leading application-oriented research institutions for microelectronic and IT system solutions and services. By driving technology ideas and anticipating and inspiring the technologies and applications of tomorrow, we are playing a major role in maintaining Germany’s technological leadership.

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In the air with the EagleCam: the Fraunhofer IIS high-performance EagleCam offers maximum potential for making films and nature documentaries, as well as a wide range of application scenarios. The EagleCam was most recently used in the Austrian drama »Borthers of the Wind«.

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Fraunhofer IIS

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
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Press / 28.4.2016

Analytica 2016: SCube® – automated microscope scanner

Erlangen/Munich, April 28, 2016 – Analytica, Hall A1, Booth 526: The SCube® is a fully automatic microscopic scanning system developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS. Highlights of the system include its suitability for a wide range of analyses, support for both transmitted-light and fluorescence microscopy, attractive pricing and compact size. Because it features a modular design, it can be custom configured to meet individual user needs. Researchers are presenting the scanner at the Analytica trade fair from May 10-13, 2016 in Munich.

Press - 13/04/2016

Kai Media Integrates Fraunhofer’s MPEG-H Audio in New 4K UHD Live Broadcast Encoder

In an effort to develop advanced broadcast encoding solutions, Kai Media takes cutting-edge steps in Korean broadcast market with the integration of MPEG-H Audio software from the world-renowned audio experts at Fraunhofer IIS. The latest broadcast encoder developed by Kai Media, the KME-U4K, will support MPEG-H Audio encoding of immersive and interactive sound.

Press - 13/04/2016

DS Broadcast Integrates Fraunhofer’s MPEG-H Audio in Broadcast Encoder

Korean encoder manufacturer, DS Broadcast is taking industry-leading steps in broadcast audio encoding with the integration of MPEG-H Audio software from the world- renowned audio experts at Fraunhofer IIS. The BGE9000 4K Ultra HD Encoder will be among the first professional broadcast encoders to support MPEG-H Audio software in the Korean market.

Press - 24/03/2016

Fraunhofer Cingo® Brings Surround Sound to Hulu’s Virtual Reality Experience Fraunhofer Cingo® Brings Surround Sound to Hulu’s Virtual Reality Experience

Fraunhofer IIS and Hulu enter an agreement for the use of Fraunhofer Cingo, the leading immersive audio headphone rendering solution for virtual reality and mobile devices. Users of Hulu’s VR app will benefit from movies and TV shows streamed using the HE-AAC surround sound audio codec and rendered for headphones through Fraunhofer Cingo.

Press - 15/03/2016

Fraunhofer IIS presents technologies for the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 at CeBIT

In the Internet of Things (IoT), objects and products communicate and link up independently and exchange important information. With MIOTY, the Fraunhofer Institute for In-tegrated Circuits IIS is presenting an intelligent platform for IoT applications at CeBIT 2016. Up to 100,000 sensors can connect to the platform at the same time and send and exchange information. Transmission from the sensor to the plat-form is by means of a patented and robust wireless protocol, which works even over large distances and guarantees reliable relaying of the sensor data. MIOTY can be used for IoT applications in digitized production and for long-distance querying of data in intelligent environments. Fraunhofer IIS also shows the practical use of intelligent wireless sensor networks for goods picking and in digital production, as well as in software-based energy management solutions with a special safety security.

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