Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS

Innovation Conference

07/02/2018 - 07/03/2018 Nordostpark - Nürnberg

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Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2018 Goes to Fraunhofer IIS Researchers

Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize for New Dimension of X-ray Analysis.

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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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Highlights 2016 – Our Annual Report

Plant analysis, Ta revolution in tv sound, satellite communication of the future and smart data: the future of logistics. The highlights in our annual report 2016.

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Current Press Releases


SBS Conducts Worldwide First Regular Broadcast with Immersive and Interactive Sound Powered by MPEG-H Audio

The opening game of the 2018 Football World Cup in Russia will mark the world’s first regular broadcast with immersive and interactive audio: The South Korean television and radio network company SBS will transmit this match live in Ultra-High Definition (UHD) based on the ATSC 3.0 standard, utilizing the advanced features of Fraunhofer’s MPEG-H TV Audio System, immersive sound and interactive audio.
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Fraunhofer’s xHE-AAC Audio Codec Software Extends Native AAC Support In Android P For Better Quality At Low Bitrates

With the release of the Android P Developer Preview 3 (Beta 2), Fraunhofer IIS announces a new version of the popular FDK library which has been a part of Android since 2012. The FDK2 version will bring several new technologies to Android OEMs, service providers and developers, including xHE-AAC for video and music delivery down to 12kbit/s for stereo sound and MPEG-D DRC dynamic range control for better listening in noisy environments.
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Fraunhofer IIS demonstrates direct IoT connectivity via GEO satellite

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has successfully demonstrated the direct transmission of sensor data from multiple transmitters via a geostationary satellite. For the test transmission, the institute employed portable, ground-based transmitters equipped with small, omnidirectional C-band antennas. Fraunhofer IIS developed this particular transmission method specifically for Internet of Things applications that use satellites (Satellite IoT).
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Yandex And The Audio Experts of Fraunhofer IIS Team Up To Bring Russian-Speaking Smart Speaker To Market

Yandex, a technology company that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning, has incorporated Fraunhofer’s upHear Voice Quality Enhancement technology into its first smart speaker, enabling the device to accurately hear voice commands issued from anywhere in a room.
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San Francisco, USA / 06/24/2018 - 06/28/2018

DAC 2018

Visit us at DAC 2018 in San Francisco, USA. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Nuremberg, Germany / 06/26/2018 - 06/28/2018

Sensor+Test 2018

Visit us at SENSOR+TEST in Nuremberg in hall 5, booth 5-248. We look forward to seeing you!



Fraunhofer IIS Magazine
Research is full of interesting stories and the Fraunhofer IIS Magazine has been digging for details. Enjoy!



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

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Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), Shanghai, China / 06/27/2018 - 06/29/2018

Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018

Visit us at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 in Hall N4, Booth E62. We look forward to seeing you!

Fraunhofer IIS, Nuremberg, Germany / 07/02/2018 - 07/03/2018


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Current Topics


Fraunhofer Prize 2018

New Dimension of X-ray Analysis: The Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2018 went to Michael Salamon, Nils Reims, and Dr. Michael Böhnel for the development of XXL computer tomography.



License Agreement with BTI for MIOTY™ as new technology for Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) communications


Three awards at the European Space Week

Alexander Rügamer, Group Manager Specialized GNSS Receivers at Fraunhofer IIS won the Overall Prize, Bavarian Challenge and PRS Special Price at the European Satellite Navigation Competition.
With »Sorus« Police, special forces, and other authorised Galileo PRS users could use a secure, trustable, and unspoofable positioning solution to equip their UAVs.



Human perception goes digital at the Campus of the Senses in Erlangen

Future multisensory digital systems will have the ability to understand and simulate human sensory perception.