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  • Fraunhofer presents computed tomography scan of major T. rex skull find

    At the press conference, from left, Prof. Randolf Hanke, Dr. Michael Böhnel developer XXL-CT, Nils Reims developer XXL-CT, Dr. Anne Schulp - paleontologist and dinosaur expert from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands.

    Fürth, June 19, 2015: On June 19 the Development Center for X-Ray Technology, part of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, presented exclusive computer tomography images of a Tyrannosaurus rex, which the Naturalis Bio-diversity Center in the Netherlands describes as one of the best preserved T. rex finds of all time.

  • Fraunhofer Prize for a project of Fraunhofer IIS: A concert hall for on the move

    Left to right: Developed by Harald Popp, Oliver Hellmuth and Jan Plogsties, the software solutions Cingo® and Symphoria ® create 3D surround sound in vehicles and on mobile devices. © Dirk Maher/Fraunhofer

    Erlangen/Wiesbaden, Germany, June 9, 2015: Optimum playback of digitized music requires superior software solutions. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has developed intelligent algorithms known as Cingo® and Symphoria® that produce a natural and immersive 3D audio experience. So you get to feel like you’re at a live concert – even when you’re actually listening on a mobile device or in the car.

  • Satellite-based exploration of the Earth’s magnetosphere

    IC for highly accurate measurements of the Earth’s magnetosphere. © Fraunhofer IIS/Johann Hauer

    Erlangen, Unterpremstaetten, Austria, June 3, 2015 – The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, the Space Research Institute (Institut für Weltraumforschung, IWF) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenshaften, ÖAW) and the Full Service Foundry division of ams AG, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs enable highly accurate measurements of the Earth’s magnetosphere from space. For the first time a new kind of integrated circuit is used.

  • 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.

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