Audio & Multimedia

The Audio & Multimedia divison played a significant role in the development of the mp3 and MPEG AAC standards and has been working in audio coding technology for more than 25 years.

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Communications

Communication Systems offers a comprehensive portfolio of wireless, performance-oriented and satellite-based technologies. Our transmission systems facilitate global communication and networking – anytime and anywhere.

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Energy Management

The Energy Management research area gathers many years of experience and expertise at Fraunhofer IIS. Energy management facilitates energy distribution in the smart grid, efficient energy use in buildings and facilities, intelligent energy storage in batteries, and energy harvesting.

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IC Design and Design Automation

Our IC designers and design automation specialists develop solutions to meet the increasingly demanding requirements of industry, without being tied to any specific technology or manufacturer. The expertise built up by Fraunhofer IIS has made us one of Europe’s leading IC design houses. The focus of our activities lies on digital and mixed-signal design flows as well as on design solutions for increasingly complex electronic and mechatronic systems.

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Imaging Systems

Through our research in the field of Imaging Systems, we help to create innovative solutions for professional camera systems, digital cinema, and smart image processing and analysis.

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Medical Technology

Medical technology offers solutions in the areas of medical image processing, computer-assisted diagnostics, vital sign sensors, biosignal processing, medical communication, studies and applications, as well as risk and quality management. We work on research and development projects for industry and our own quality management system is certified to ISO 13485, enabling us to participate fully in the innovation process for future medical devices.

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Non-destructive Testing

Our research focuses on the development of efficient testing methods and systems based on X-ray and optical technology. Our solutions make it possible to characterize materials and test components without degrading their functionality. We can perform tests on items of any scale, from microscopically small objects to entire vehicles.

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Positioning

We develop customized positioning and navigation solutions. Relying on more than ten different positioning and navigation technologies, our specialists adapt, further develop and combine tailored prototypes and systems to arrive at a solution that best fits the needs of our partners and customers. Possible solutions include the use of wireless sensor networks, adaptive antennas, satellite navigation, and seamless location services.

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Safety and Security Technology

Fraunhofer IIS offers technology solutions for addressing security applications such as transport infrastructure monitoring, access control and reliable communication systems for crisis response personnel.

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Sensor Systems

Fraunhofer IIS conducts research in the field of Sensor Systems with a focus on complete solutions based on smart integrated sensor systems such as 3D magnetic field sensors for robust applications, image and color sensors, and wireless sensor networks for communication in harsh environments.

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Supply Chain

Today, providing people with goods, information or services using effective, cost-efficient and yet sustainable methods calls for comprehensive solutions that take into account the entire supply chain. For this reason, within the Supply Chain field of research we do more than analyze a company's environment and its business and services processes.

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Research Areas

Fraunhofer IIS – Conducting Research in a Variety of Areas

The Fraunhofer brand stands for contract research of the highest international standards. Fraunhofer IIS offers commercial and industrial companies a variety of collaborative options – from R&D services, licensing of technologies and systems, technology integration and the development of components, to project support and advice and conducting market studies. We would be happy to assist you in the following research areas:

Audio & Multimedia

Fraunhofer IIS has been conducting research in the field of Audio & Multimedia for more than 25 years, with a special focus on audio coding and signal processing. The institute is widely known for its significant role in the development of the mp3 and MPEG AAC audio coding standards.

Communications

Reliable global communication and networking – anytime and anywhere, with the best audio quality possible: that’s what characterizes the technologies used in communications. Our innumerable wireless, performance-oriented and satellite-based transmission systems make us the professional partner our customers are looking for.

Energy Management

Our research activities in the field of Energy Management comprise the design and implementation of information and communication technologies based on networked, embedded systems. We also develop solutions for battery management and energy harvesting.

IC Design and Design Automation

Through our development work in the field of IC Design and Design Automation we have become one of Europe’s leading IC design houses. We work independently on research projects not tied to any specific technology or vendor, and develop design solutions tailored to future industrial requirements.

Imaging Systems

Through our research in the field of Imaging Systems, we help to create innovative solutions for professional camera systems, digital cinema, and smart image processing and analysis. Other focal areas of our research include light field technology, contributing to the development of coding techniques and standards, and new postproduction and multiview calibration systems.

 

Medical Technology

Our Medical Technology specialists offer solutions in the fields of medical image processing, computer-assisted diagnostics, vital sign sensors, biosignal processing and medical communication. This work is supported by tests and studies to evaluate medical device systems and solutions.

Non-destructive Testing

In the field of Non-destructive Testing, our researchers develop methods and systems that permit us and our customers to carry out tests without destroying the object under test or degrading its functionality.

Positioning and Navigation

Our expertise has made Fraunhofer IIS one of the world’s leading development institutions for Positioning and Navigation solutions. We bring together specialists in more than ten basic technologies to make positioning solutions more reliable, precise, affordable and robust.

Safety and Security Technology

Security Engineering at Fraunhofer IIS encompasses all research related to the fields of safety, security and defense.

Sensor Systems

Our Sensor Systems experts develop complete solutions in the field of smart integrated sensor systems. These serve as the basis for innovative information, communication and measurement systems.

Supply Chain

The systems supplying people with goods, services and information must be effective, cost-efficient and at the same time sustainable. Our researchers in Supply Chain Services apply a global approach to the development of solutions, covering all stages from market and process analysis to the design and implementation of appropriate technologies and their integration in the customer’s operating environment.

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