Energy harvesting solution for an energy-independent flow measuring system on pipelines and filling pumps
Nov 17, 2015
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
Nov 16, 2015
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
Nov 05, 2015
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
Fraunhofer IIS’s awiloc® Technology for Positioning Makes EARTO Innovation Awards Final
Oct 15, 2015
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
Oct 13, 2015
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
Sep 29, 2015
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
Sep 15, 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
Sep 11, 2015
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
Sep 10, 2015
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
Sep 09, 2015
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.