Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS

Research for the Future

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is one of the world’s leading application-oriented research institutions for microelectronic and IT system solutions and services. By driving technology ideas and anticipating and inspiring the technologies and applications of tomorrow, we are playing a major role in maintaining Germany’s technological leadership.

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In the air with the EagleCam: the Fraunhofer IIS high-performance EagleCam offers maximum potential for making films and nature documentaries, as well as a wide range of application scenarios. The EagleCam was most recently used in the Austrian drama »Borthers of the Wind«.

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All news at a glance can be found in our press section.

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Fraunhofer IIS

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
Am Wolfsmantel 33
91058 Erlangen
Phone +49 9131 776-0
Fax +49 9131 776-2019




Current Press Releases


Freebox SAS Enters Patent License Agreement for Fraunhofer IIS Advanced Audio Coding Patent Portfolio

ERLANGEN, Germany (September 15, 2016) – European set-top-box manufacturer, Freebox SAS enters into a worldwide patent license agreement with the renowned developer of audio and multimedia technologies, Fraunhofer IIS for Fraunhofer’s Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) patent portfolio. The license agreement addresses past and future use of Fraunhofer’s AAC patent portfolio in Freebox's products, such as set-top boxes.

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Cadence Offers Industry’s First Licensable MPEG-H Audio Decoder for Tensilica HiFi DSPs

Erlangen, 12 Sep 2016: Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), today announced immediate availability of the next-generation MPEG-H Audio decoder based on Cadence® Tensilica® HiFi DSPs. MPEG-H Audio is a future broadcast standard and is expected to be one of the key audio technologies adopted worldwide for new TVs. Through close collaboration with Fraunhofer, one of the developers of the open ISO MPEG-H Audio standard, Cadence is first to market with an implementation for a licensable DSP.

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Media Excel Integrates MPEG-H Audio Encoding from Fraunhofer in New UHD Broadcast Encoder

ERLANGEN, Germany – In advance of the launch of the world's first terrestrial 4K TV broadcast service in South Korea, Media Excel, a leading supplier of software solutions, is taking the first step in dramatically improving the audio experience of television broadcast by integrating MPEG-H Audio software from the world-renowned audio experts at Fraunhofer IIS. Media Excel's latest UHD HEVC encoder will be among the first encoders to support MPEG-H Audio real-time encoding of immersive and interactive sound.

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Fraunhofer and TCL Communication Announce Partnership for Immersive Audio in Alcatel’s VISION

ERLANGEN, Germany, Berlin (September 2, 2016) – At IFA 2016, attendees can experience immersive audio for virtual reality on the new all-in-one VR device, Alcatel’s VISION, thanks to the newly formed partnership with Fraunhofer IIS and TCL Communication to deliver cutting edge audio for virtual reality.

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Current Events and Exhibitions


PT/Expo Comm

Please visit us at booth 3402 in hall 4. We are looking forward to seeing you!

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AES Convention 2016

Visit us at booth 127. We look forward to seeing you!

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glasstec 2016

Visit us in hall 14, booth C21. We are looking forward to seeing you!

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InterBEE 2016

Visit us in hall 3, booth 3115 from November 16-18, 2016. We look forward to seeing you!

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Blog: Thematic Worlds
Are you aware of the myriad ways our technologies touch your life? To find out, explore our four  thematic worlds, which we cover in a clear and concise multimedia blog. Enjoy!


Fraunhofer Audio-Blog
A look at the world of audio coding

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Fraunhofer Prize 2016

Digital Radio for the World

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Smart Toothbrush

Based on the image analysis and inertial sensors by Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, Procter & Gamble is now presenting a new smart tooth-brushing system.