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Positioning and Networks / 27.9.2022

Q-Bo makes condition monitoring of bolted joints and screws on wind turbines efficient, smart and sustainable

Audio and Media Technologies / 9.9.2022

Fraunhofer IIS and Astrodesign cooperate to offer JPEG XS solutions for video equipment manufacturer

Audio and Media Technologies / 8.9.2022

Fraunhofer IIS announces its JPEG XS SDK 5.0 solutions achieving 25% higher speed for en- and decoding

Smart Sensing and Electronics / 8.9.2022

The web platform that makes parasite microscopy easier – ParasiteWeb® goes live

Audio and Media Technologies / 30.8.2022

Light-field: Joachim Keinert talks about new potential in photo and film production

Audio and Media Technologies / 18.8.2022

MediaTek Adds MPEG-H Audio to its Pentonic Series of Smart TV Chips and Boosts TV 3.0 Access for Brazilian TV Sets

Series: Quantum technologies / 21.7.2022

Quantum machine learning at Fraunhofer IIS: An interview with Dr. Daniel Scherer

Series: Artificial Intelligence / 29.6.2022

High distinction, more networking: Prof. Ute Schmid named EurAI Fellow

Smart Sensing and Electronics / 29.6.2022

An anniversary upgrade for SHORE® facial analysis with artificial intelligence

Positioning and Networks / 24.5.2022

mioty® ̶ The all-around talent for industrial IoT applications handles 3.5 million messages per day

Smart Sensing and Electronics / 19.5.2022

RFicient® chip wins Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2022

Communication Systems / 9.5.2022

Fraunhofer IIS opens 5G test bed for automotive applications

Series: eResourcing / 6.5.2022

Using data to create more sustainability

How data recycling and clever use of the data life cycle lead to greater sustainability in business and industry

Audio and Media Technologies / 21.4.2022

Fraunhofer IIS introduces its JPEG XS ultra-low-latency software implementation at NAB 2022

Series: AI / 21.3.2022

Dr. Marco Breiling – “We can’t wait for the rest of the world”

Series:AI / 18.3.2022

Fraunhofer-project SEC-Learn

Cognitive Sensor Technologies / Smart Sensing and Electronics / 16.12.2021

Gas pipelines for hydrogen?

Series eResourcing / 2.2.2022

eResourcing: Keeping an eye on a plant’s development

Audio and Media Technologies / 1.3.2022

Fraunhofer IIS and intoPIX team with Vectis to offer JPEG XS patent pool license

Audio and Media Technologies / 18.1.2022

MPEG-H Audio selected as sole mandatory audio system for Brazil’s next-generation TV 3.0 broadcast service

Cognitive Sensor Technologies / Smart Sensing and Electronics / 20.12.2021

How can cardiac activity be measured in a simple, integrated way and, above all, conveniently and comfortably?

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    At WindEnergy 2022 in Hamburg, institutes of the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence for Cognitive Internet Technologies CCIT will demonstrate how sustainable energy can even be efficiently and sustainably monitored and maintained. With the Q-Bo® technology, Fraunhofer scientists show how bolted joints and screws, e.g. on the rotors or tower flanges of wind turbines, can be maintained without consuming large amounts of energy for installation, operation and transmission. This means that maintenance cycles for onshore and offshore wind turbines can be made many times more targeted and cost-efficient.

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  • Fraunhofer IIS and Astrodesign Inc. announce their partnership at IBC 2022 to offer JPEG XS based solutions either as an FPGA IP core or as a software solution. Both parties are permitted under a cross licensing agreement to sublicense the other's party technology. They will demonstrate the JPEG XS encoding/decoding process and its interoperability by an encoder FPGA solution from Astrodesign together with a software decoder application based on Fraunhofer's SDK (Software Development Kit).

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  • © Fraunhofer IIS

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM) have developed ParasiteWeb®, a web platform for training and quality assessment of parasite microscopy. With digital clinical samples, the platform makes it possible to train diagnostic skills online and run virtual external quality assessments (EQAs). In this way, ParasiteWeb® can reach a wider group of users and offer them access to rare parasites and direct expert feedback. With Nobit oHG as a partner, ParasiteWeb® is now live:

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  • At IBC 2022 in Amsterdam, the video coding experts of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS announce and demonstrate their JPEG XS SDK 5.0 solutions achieving a 25% acceleration for en- and decoding of 4k/8k images on x86 CPUs, ARM CPUs, and NVidia GPUs. Due to a more streamlined parametrization and optimization, they are able to provide an essential performance increase. The Fraunhofer IIS SDK also allows MXF support in accordance with SMPTE ST2124.

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  • Developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and used around the world, the SHORE® facial detection and emotion analysis software library is turning 15 years old. Fraunhofer IIS is marking the occasion by releasing a new version with additional features. SHORE® uses highly efficient AI algorithms that enable image-based analysis of human expressions in line with German and EU data protection standards. The technology has a wide range of applications, including gaining insights into psychological disorders and researching the effects of advertising.

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  • © Fraunhofer IIS/Kurt Fuchs

    Robust transmission of sensor data for condition monitoring and smart metering – this is what recommends the wireless and standardized transmission technology mioty from the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS for applications in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). But it can do even more: it enables hundreds of thousands of sensors to be connected via just one base station. This is a huge advantage, especially in the smart city and smart building sectors with many end devices. Using mioty, 3.5 million messages per base station can be read out and transmitted per day.

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  • © Fraunhofer / Piotr Banczerowski

    Keeping things constantly connected to the internet costs energy — a lot of energy. Even small Internet-of-Things nodes run out of battery entirely in just a few weeks. All of this is changing with the RFicient® chip, developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, which saves power consumption by up to 99 percent. This development is a big step forward for the Internet of Things and has secured the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize for the developer team. The Prize is awarded to employees of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft for their outstanding scientific achievements in solving application-related problems.

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  • Erlangen/Rosenheim: On May 5, 2022, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS officially opened its 5G Bavaria automotive test bed. In a five-kilometer test area located on the southern edge of the Bavarian city of Rosenheim, automotive companies now have the opportunity to put 5G functions for connected driving through their paces in a realistic environment.

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  • © Fraunhofer IIS

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS announces its ultra-low-latency software implementation of JPEG XS on DELTACAST´s video I/O solution with a latency far below one frame. This will allow broadcast equipment developers and implementers to benefit from JPEG XS in terms of low latency but also low complexity within their devices and equipment. It will boost the possibility to transmit extremely high-quality images and videos over IP and to set up collaborative, remote processes within a broadcast or professional video production environment.

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