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  • Sensor Systems

    Innovative 3D Camera for Large-Area Magnetic Field Measurements

    Fraunhofer IIS/Volker Peters

    Erlangen/Nuremberg, May 6, 2015 – Sensor+Test, Hall 12, Exhibit Booth 537: "HallinSight" is the name of an innovative 3D magnetic field camera developed by researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS. Equipped with an array of 3D sensors, the camera can measure magnetic fields in all three dimensions at extremely high speeds. The camera's high resolution makes it suitable for quality assurance applications and laboratory testing. Fraunhofer IIS will debut "HallinSight" at the Sensor+Test trade fair being held from May 19 to May 21 in Nuremberg.

  • First-Time-Right Design with Much Shorter Development Cycles

    The »Intelligent IP Mixed Signal Design Flow« methodology developed by the Design Automation group at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS offers an unparalleled degree of automation, especially for the otherwise time-consuming, error-prone analog portion of the design.

  • Fraunhofer IIS announces integration of its lightweight coding technology into IHSE KVM extender

    Erlangen, Germany/Las Vegas, USA, April 13, 2015 – NAB Show 2015, center hall, booth C 8931: The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS announces the integration of its lightweight coding technology LICI into the KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) extender of its partner IHSE GmbH, a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced KVM devices. LICI enables video transmission over data lines with limited bandwidth without frame drops or sacrificing quality.

  • Artemis Console used for mixing live sports with MPEG-H Audio objects and immersive sound at NAB Show

    Calrec Console Mixes World’s First Live Broadcast Demonstration of Interactive and Immersive TV Audio

    Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, April 10, 2015 – NAB, South Upper Hall, SU3714: The MPEG-H Audio Alliance will present their world’s first live broadcast demonstration of interactive and immersive next-generation TV audio system based on MPEG-H Audio at the Fraunhofer NAB booth SU 3714. Integral to the demonstration will be a live mixing session of an extreme sports event from a major network using the Calrec Artemis console.

  • New prototype product extends current consoles for MPEG - H sound, provides operational monitoring and authoring

    Jünger Audio MPEG-H Audio Monitoring and Authoring Unit Powers World’s First Live Broadcast Demonstration of Interactive and Immersive TV Audio

    Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, April 10, 2015 – NAB, South Upper Hall, SU3714: The MPEG-H Audio Alliance will present their world’s first live broadcast demonstration of interactive and immersive next-generation TV audio system based on MPEG-H Audio at the Fraunhofer NAB booth, SU 3714. The demonstration will be a complete simulation of a live broadcast, including mixing the audio live in a remote truck, combining with recorded programming from video servers at the network, distribution to affiliate stations, insertion of local commercials, and emission to viewer’s living rooms.

  • Demonstrations at NAB 2015 will showcase new TV audio system for ATSC 3.0 and I nternet streaming in a complete broadcast chain showing live sports and music production.

    Fraunhofer IIS, Qualcomm and Technicolor to Demonstrate the World’s First Live Broadcast of MPEG-H Interactive and Immersive TV Audio

    MPEG-H Audio offers viewers the ability to turn up or down particular audio elements in a program – such as dialogue or sound effects – as they prefer. © Fraunhofer IIS/Boxler/Schilling

    Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, April 10, 2015 – NAB, South Upper Hall: Fraunhofer IIS, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (“QTI”), and Technicolor, the three major technology companies behind the MPEG-H Audio standard, are demonstrating this new technology at the NAB 2015 conference in Las Vegas this week. In two separate venues, the companies will offer the world’s first live broadcast demonstration of their new immersive and interactive TV audio system currently proposed for ATSC 3.0 and being developed for over-the-top streaming video services.

  • Knowing where to go in virtual worlds!

    Virtual reality with integrated positioning technology simplifies the design and planning of buildings, infrastructures and processes. © Fraunhofer IIS/Kurt Fuchs

    Erlangen/Nuremberg, March 18, 2015: Virtual reality (VR) makes it possible to immerse oneself in new and unfamiliar computer worlds. This technology features strengths that industrial companies, architects and city planners are finding increasingly important for their planning and training processes. To support such applications, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS are now offering high-performance positioning technology that can be integrated into these systems. Precision positioning allows multiple VR users unrestricted mobility in both indoor and outdoor environments.

  • Fraunhofer IIS to introduce RFID, telemetry and antenna systems for Industry 4.0 at CeBIT

    Telemetry systems and RFID technology connect and optimize digital production processes. © Fraunhofer IIS/Kurt Fuchs

    Erlangen/Hannover, March 16, 2015, CeBIT, hall 9, booth E40: At this year's CeBIT, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS will be presenting solutions that rely on the use of radio frequency identification (RFID), telemetry and intelligent antenna systems for Industry 4.0 applications and the Internet of Things (IoT).

  • Communication Systems

    Fraunhofer IIS and Nokia jointly operating LTE-A test bed for new mobility and IoT applications

    Das Fraunhofer IIS in Erlangen stellt ein LTE-Testbed mit einer Abdeckung von bis zu 500 Quadratkilometern und LTE-A-Technologie zur Verfügung. © Fraunhofer IIS/Rida El Ali

    Erlangen, March 2, 2015 – A joint effort between Nokia and the Fraunhofer IIS in Erlangen has resulted in the development of a test bed that features a unique combination of wide network coverage and the latest long term evolution advanced (LTE-A) technology. Fraunhofer IIS is using the LTE-A test bed to evaluate new services and applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile connectivity.

  • Fraunhofer IIS presents an intelligent sensor for anonymous video analysis at the MWC in Barcelona

    AVARD – anonymous video analysis for digital signage and retail environments. © Fraunhofer IIS/Bianca Möller

    Erlangen/Barcelona, February 27, 2015 – Mobile World Congress, Hall 7, Exhibit Booth 7G31: At the Mobile World Congress MWC being held on March 2–5, 2015, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS will premier an intelligent sensor for carrying out anonymous video analyses. Referred to as AVARD (Anonymous Video Analytics for Retail and Digital Signage), the system does not transmit video sequences and instead sends only anonymous metadata. The system will be certified through an independent and transparent evaluation and validation process to ensure compliance with European data privacy and security regulations. AVARD is designed for analyzing customer behavior and can be used with digital advertising platforms or in retail stores.

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