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Series: Battery research / 19.6.2024

Why do defects occur in battery production? Explainable AI supports process optimization.

Series: Battery research / 19.6.2024

Foreign body detection can spot even the tiniest interloper – increasing safety and reducing waste in battery production

Series: Battery research / 17.6.2024

Small angle, big effect – Small-angle X-ray scattering in battery research

Communication Systems / 14.6.2024

On course for success: satellites in the mobile network

Series: Battery research / 26.4.2024

Battery passports for greater sustainability

Series: Battery research / 26.4.2024

Synchrotron-CT: Innovative approaches for battery development and recycling

Series: Battery research / 26.4.2024

Optimizing battery production with inline CT technology

Communication Systems / 18.4.2024

Fraunhofer IIS opens laboratory in space

Series: Panorama / 17.4.2024

Women power inventors at Fraunhofer IIS: Senior Engineer Simone Neukam

Audio and Media Technologies / 16.4.2024

Fraunhofer IIS offers JPEG XS plugin for NVIDIA´s Holoscan for Media Architecture

Series: Chipdesign in Europe / 27.3.2024

Bright minds wanted for chip design in Europe

Communication Systems / 27.3.2024

Bernhard Niemann is the new Director of the Communication Systems division at Fraunhofer IIS

Development Center X-ray Technology / 26.3.2024

For more road safety: AIR X-ray system examines electric-vehicle batteries

Series: Chipdesign in Europe / 22.3.2024

Chip designer: A job for creative researchers

Series: Chipdesign in Europe / 4.3.2024

Innovation in the semiconductor market: chiplets pave the way to the future

Smart Sensing and Electronics / 27.2.2024

EU Consortium Developing Next-Gen Edge-AI Technologies Is Accepting Design Proposals

Engineering of Adaptive Systems EAS / 9.2.2024

New dual leadership at the Dresden branch of Fraunhofer IIS

Series: Artificial Intelligence / 5.2.2024

4D tomography for beamline end users

Audio and Media Technologies / 22.11.2023

Fraunhofer IIS is recruiting testers with impaired hearing

Audio and Media Technologies / 8.11.2023

Cingo brings cinematic experiences to the car through headphones

Audio and Media Technologies / 29.9.2023

AI improves the listening experience

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  • Thermal vacuum chamber
    © Fraunhofer IIS / Paul Pulkert

    Erlangen, Germany: Radiation, vacuum, and substantial temperature fluctuations: extreme conditions prevail in space, presenting a tough challenge for satellite communications. With the Fraunhofer On-Board Processor (FOBP), experiments can be conducted in space to explore whether new technologies are operational under real conditions. The FOBP passed its final tests last week and has begun its service on board the Heinrich Hertz satellite of the German Space Agency at the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

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  • © Fraunhofer IIS/Christina Müller

    The Fraunhofer Development Center X-ray Technology EZRT, a division of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, has developed a novel testing method for electric-vehicle batteries. In collaboration with Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences, the scientists have now showcased the AIR research project (a German acronym for traction battery inspection using X-rays), presented measurement results from preliminary studies, and classified the possibilities that could open up for private users once the research project has been completed.

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  • CEA-Leti, Fraunhofer, imec and VTT Anchoring Multi-Hub Platform to Realize Designs By EU Companies, Researchers and Chip Developers / 2024

    EU Consortium Developing Next-Gen Edge-AI Technologies Is Accepting Design Proposals

    February 27, 2024

    GRENOBLE, France – Feb. 27, 2024 – A new European Union consortium created to accelerate the development of next-generation, edge-AI technologies is installing cleanroom tools and gearing up to design, evaluate, test and fabricate new circuits from across Europe.

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  • For thirteen years, Prof. Peter Schneider has been the head of the Engineering of Adaptive Systems EAS division, part of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS. On January 1, 2024, he was joined by electrical engineer Dr. Wolfgang Felber.

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  • On January 18, 2024, the Bavarian Chip Design Center (BCDC) reached an important milestone on its path toward making Bavaria a leading location for innovation and excellence in chip design. As part of the Symposium on Chip Development – Greater Innovation through Chip Design, held at Fraunhofer IIS, Bavaria’s Minister of Economic Affairs Hubert Aiwanger presented the Center with a grant of 50 million euros.

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  • Leaning back in a comfortable seat, following an exciting story on the screen, letting the enveloping sound draw you into the action – that's cinema! Now, what if you could transport this exact feeling into your car without disturbing the driver? Well, you can: The new BMW 7 Series can be ordered with the "BMW Theatre Screen" and Fraunhofer Cingo technology for realistic headphone playback, turning the car into your very personal rolling cinema.

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  • 13th IPIN Conference on Indoor Positioning brought International Experts to Nuremberg / 2023

    The Future of Indoor Navigation

    September 28, 2023

    © Fraunhofer IIS/Paul Pulkert

    More than 270 international experts met at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Nuremberg specialized on indoor positioning and navigation to exchange and discuss the latest developments for resilient technologies and scalable solutions for robust indoor positioning. This will make indoor navigation fit for future applications where smooth transitions, accurate positioning and ubiquitous availability will be the important key factors.

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  • Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and IHSE GmbH, the leading developer of KVM systems, are cooperating to bring JPEG XS functionality to software and hardware-based devices which enable ultra-low latency and high-quality video transmissions. By using Fraunhofer’s JPEG XS SDK and IHSE’s JPEG XS IP-core for FPGAs, innovative and ultra-low latency broadcast, in-house and gaming video routes can be realized with predictive and precise rate control.

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