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  • Energy Management

    Energy harvesting solution for an energy-independent flow measuring system on pipelines and filling pumps

    Nuremberg, November 17, 2015: Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Inte-grated Circuits IIS have succeeded in using the existing mechanical flow energy on an oval wheel meter to produce electrical energy. This allows data from fill-ing pumps or pipelines to be read remotely using an independent energy source and without requiring maintenance.

  • At the MEDICA, Fraunhofer IIS is introducing the FitnessSHIRT, a smart wearable for reliable performance diagnostics

    The FitnessSHIRT developed by Fraunhofer IIS measures the pulse, respiratory activity and exer-cise intensity. © Fraunhofer IIS/Kurt Fuchs

    Erlangen/Düsseldorf, November 16–19, 2015 – MEDICA, hall 10, booth G05: The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is introducing the FitnessSHIRT during the MEDICA trade fair. This smart apparel can continuously monitor various body signals in mobile application scenarios. The shirt can be worn during daily routine, is washable and features integrated sensors that measure the pulse and respiratory rate simultaneously.

  • New approach to test GNSS receiver robustness and performance with realistic emulation of real word scenarios

    Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Demonstrated Over-the-Air (OTA) Communication Test System Based on IZT Solutions

    Real World GNSS Scenario for Emulation. © Fraunhofer IIS

    Ilmenau/Erlangen – November, 2015 – The Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest organization for application-oriented research, presented an Over-The- Air (OTA) wave field synthesis system for test of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receivers at its Fraunhofer IIS Facility for Over the Air Research and Testing (FORTE) in Ilmenau. The innovative OTA test system is mainly based on hardware solutions from IZT GmbH. The demonstrated setup to test GNSS receivers represents a new approach that in contrast to conventionally conducted and open-field tests, realistically emulates real world scenarios under controllable and repeatable conditions. This enables the realistic comparison of receivers and algorithms especially for multi/beamforming antenna receivers. The OTA test system is cost-effective, flexible and scalable. In this way arbitrary sizes of test objects can be tested due to the freely scalable number of channel emulator outputs.

  • Fraunhofer IIS’s awiloc® Technology for Positioning Makes EARTO Innovation Awards Final

    Jürgen Hupp of Fraunhofer IIS received the EARTO award for the localization technology awiloc®. From left to right: Jürgen Hupp, Fraunhofer IIS, Maria Khorsand, President EARTO, Carlos  Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, European Commission.

    Nuremberg/Brussels: October 15, 2015: The final judging for the Innovation Awards of the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations EARTO took place in Brussels on October 14. Among the six finalists was the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS. A group of Fraunhofer IIS scientists developed the awiloc® technology for secure positioning in wireless networks.

  • Audio & Multimedia

    mp3 developers to receive esteemed Eduard Rhein Award

    Erlangen/Munich, October 13, 2015: The Eduard Rhein Foundation has selected Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Karlheinz Brandenburg, Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Grill and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Herre to receive the 2015 Technology Award of the Eduard Rhein Foundation for their significant contributions to the development and implementation of mp3. The audio coding standard forever changed the world of music with its ability to allow music lovers to save their entire music library on a device as small as a matchbox for the very first time.

  • International Audio Laboratories Erlangen: Fraunhofer IIS and Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg extend their partnership

    Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) signed a partnership agreement to continue the AudioLabs research activities for the next five years. Together the partners have created the basis for the development of new ideas and technologies for the digital processing of multimedia content through 2025.  (From left to right):  Prof. Dr. Alexander Kurz, Executive Vice President Human Resources, Legal Affairs and IP Management, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft; Dr. Florian Janik, Mayor of Erlangen; Prof. Dr. Albert Heuberger, Speaker AudioLabs and Executive Director of Fraunhofer IIS; Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger, President of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU); Dr. Sybille Reichert, Chancellor of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU).  © Fraunhofer IIS | Kurt Fuchs

    Erlangen, September 29, 2015: Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) continue their dynamic partnership within the joint collaboration of International Audio Laboratories Erlangen (AudioLabs). In this unique educational and research institution, audio and multimedia technologies have been researched and developed very successfully since 2010. While the collaboration was planned to last for at least ten years, the early extension of the contract adds five more years to the partnership. This underlines the importance of this exceptional collaboration, creates planning security, and strengthens the partnership. Now, the work will continue through 2025.

  • The Students from the University of Science and Technology of Beijing, China, win The Freescale Cup Worldwide Challenge 2015

    Young scientists from around the world have competed on September 15 at the Fraunhofer IIS to win to The Freescale Cup World Championship title.

  • Major Upgrade to the Fraunhofer IIS ContentServer Technology Highlight New Features for Digital Radio Systems

    A convenient user-friendly web interface supports configuration and system monitoring via remote access, enabling Content-as-a-Service operation scenarios. © Fraunhofer IIS

    Erlangen, Germany/Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 11, 2015 – IBC, hall 8, Booth B80: At IBC Fraunhofer IIS introduces its ContentServer R6 technology, which will immediately be available for controlled operation in form of products of Fraunhofer’s OEM partners. The flexible and highly reliable one-box broadcasting solution enables broadcasters to get rich content on air over the digital radio standards Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) and Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM). Thanks to continuous development by Fraunhofer, broadcasters benefit from the latest standard upgrades and improvements including the effortless configuration of the Emergency Warning Functionality (EWF) and full support of MPEG xHE-AAC audio coding for DRM.

  • Demonstrations at IBC will showcase the unique features of xHE-AAC for speech and music transmission

    Fraunhofer IIS and Modulation Index, LLC to Present the World’s First xHE-AAC Enabled Live Streaming Encoder

    The StreamS Live Encoder is the first professional streaming encoder supporting xHE-AAC.  © Modulation Index

    Erlangen, Germany/Amsterdam, NL, September 10, 2015 – IBC, hall 8, Booth B80: Fraunhofer IIS, the major contributor behind the development of mp3 and AAC, together with Modulation Index, LLC will present the first xHE-AAC enabled streaming encoder “StreamS Live” at IBC (Sept 11-15, Amsterdam). The live demonstration features original programming provided by public radio station WAMU and Classic Rock station “The Sound.”

  • Fraunhofer IIS Introduces Light-Field Plug-In Suite for The Foundry’s Nuke

    Plug-in suite for light-field post-processing. © Fraunhofer IIS

    Erlangen/Amsterdam, NL, September 9, 2015 – IBC, Hall 8, Booth B.80: The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS today at IBC demos the integration of its light-field plug-in suite in The Foundry’s Nuke. The integration provides professionals with an easy-to-use tool to meet the rapidly growing need for processing multi-camera data in today’s professional film sets. Fraunhofer IIS´ light-field technology enables professionals to take advantage of multi- camera array data based on a single shot in post-production to provide advanced editing, special effects and other creative possibilities previously only possible with CGI.


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