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  • © Fraunhofer IIS/Lisa Gauthier

    Erlangen, Germany/Austin (TX), USA: The standardized Fraunhofer mioty protocol stack for Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) and IoT applications is implemented and tested in the newly introduced wireless bidirectional sub-GHZ SoC (System on Chip) Series 2 platform EFR32FG23 (FG23) from Silicon Labs. The single-die, multi-core solution presents extremely low transmit and receive radio power together with robust RF performance and deep indoor penetration

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  • The Fraunhofer Institutes IIS and IAF together with the University of Freiburg/INATECH win second place with their joint project “EdgeLimit – Evaluation of Power Electronics in Modern Edge Cloud Systems” in the innovation competition “Electronics for Energy-Saving Information and Communications Technology” launched by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The project consortium is funded by the BMBF to realize their solution for energy-saving mobile radio base stations.

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  • Erlangen, Germany: mioty® communication technology enables the simultaneous transmission of data packets from a large number of sensor nodes over long distances and is particularly energy efficient. Previously, providing the Internet of Things (IoT) in a terrestrial network was limited to a range of up to 15 kilometers. Now, transmission tests by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen, Germany, have shown that mioty® can be used via geostationary (GEO) satellites – without having to adapt the wireless protocol. Deploying the IoT via satellite allows the range of a network to be extended at will, up to and including around the globe.

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  • A jointly operated system that allows European states to maintain regional sovereignty is needed to ensure the responsible and innovative management of data from business, organizations and public administration. This is the argument put forward in the position paper entitled “Federal structures in data management,” published by the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Internet Technologies CCIT in early June 2021 (in German). Prof. Alexander Martin, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, played a leading role in composing the document and formulating the recommendations for action it contains for policymakers and industry.

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  • © Fraunhofer-Institut für Integrierte Systeme und Bauelementetechnologie IISB

    What all of us want is good air to breathe, healthy animals out to pasture and fertile arable land. How can the Internet of Things (IoT) help us solve such challenges, especially when climate change is making them all the more urgent? Within the project, the FutureIOT center of excellence, which is funded by the Bavarian Research Foundation, developed solutions for animal health, parking space management, air quality measurement and connected sensor technology for fields.

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    © Fraunhofer / Piotr Banczerowski

    The networking of objects in the Internet of Things — or IoT for short — is becoming increasingly important, and demand for connected IoT devices is growing rapidly everywhere, from consumers to Industry 4.0. But until now, no suitable and reliable method of communication has been available for transferring many thousands of data packages at the same time. A team of researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen/Nuernberg has now overcome this challenge with the newly developed, ready-for-market mioty® wireless low-power wide-area transmission system. The team receives the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize, which is awarded to employees of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft for their outstanding scientific achievements in solving application-related problems.

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  • Starwaves, a developer and distributor of receiver technologies centered around the digital broadcast standard DRM (Digital Radio Mondiale), joined forces with Fraunhofer IIS, a leading supplier in the field of broadcast encoder and receiver components for DRM, to develop an Android app that allows DRM reception on mobile devices. Starwaves enables Android phones and tablets to receive entertainment, text information, and emergency warnings via DRM Digital Radio – without costly data plans, independent from cell phone network availability, and based on innovative Fraunhofer technology.

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  • Erlangen, Germany: Fraunhofer IIS, primary developer of the xHE-AAC audio codec and long-time member of the ATSC as well as the DRM Consortium, and Sinclair Broadcast Group (Nasdaq: SBGI), a diversified media company and leading provider of local sports and news in the U.S., are joining forces to bring the best possible DRM digital radio experience to users of the ATSC 3.0 digital TV platform.

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