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Highlights 2017 – Our Annual Report

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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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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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DAB+ software library upgrade improves in-vehicle reception of digital radio

Erlangen, Germany: With its DAB+ software library, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS offers a software defined radio solution that enables the implementation of digital radios with DAB+ (Digital Audio Broadcasting) functionality. Available now, the update to the established library uses efficient spur suppression technology to significantly improve the quality of digital radio reception. It moreover enhances the reception sensitivity of the radio receivers. In turn, this extends the range of coverage for broadcasters and increases the number of channels that can be received in vehicles.
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Fraunhofer EZRT puts first robot-based CT system into operation at automaker BMW

The Fraunhofer EZRT has developed “RoboCT,” a robot-assisted computed tomography (CT) system that comprehensively analyzes vehicle quality in the early development phase of automotive production – without disassembling the vehicle – and thus shortens development cycles. As part of a collaboration with automaker BMW, this system has now been installed in the production environment.
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First over-the-air beam hopping test successfully concluded

Current satellite communication systems use static beams, with little or no options of adjusting beam capacity to a varying demand. Beam hopping, based on the DVB-S2X broadcasting standard, allows redirecting capacity between beams, making satellite systems more flexible and efficient. Working with WORK Microwave and Eutelsat, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has successfully demonstrated beam hopping in an over-the-air test for the first time.
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Exploiting Minerals in Mining more Efficiently with Artificial Intelligence

Numerous ore deposits have diminishing concentrations of mineable ore. In order to access the remaining ore, the mining industry uses elaborate procedures that consume large amounts of energy and water. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, together with three other partners, intends to use artificial intelligence and sensor fusion in order to analyze the concentration of valuable minerals as early as possible in the process and thereby conserve resources.
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Berlin ExpoCenter City (Messe Berlin), Germany / 08/31/2018 - 09/05/2018

IFA 2018

Visit us at the German TV Platform booth 203 in hall 26 at Messe Berlin. We look forward to seeing you!

RAI Congress Center, Amsterdam (NL) / 14.9.2018 - 18.9.2018

IBC Show 2018

Visit us at booth #B80 Hall 8 – we are looking forward to seeing you!



Fraunhofer IIS Magazine
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Frankfurt am Main, Germany / 10/16/2018 - 10/18/2018

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Annual Report 2017

Our highlights from 2017


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

Research Fab Microelectronics

Fraunhofer IIS is participant of the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany.