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Fraunhofer IIS / 31.5.2019

Medical Valley Center in Bamberg opens its doors

Positioning and Networks / 27.5.2019

ProSiebenSat.1 invests in Fraunhofer start-up Holodeck VR

Cognitive sensor technologies / Positioning and Networks / 30.4.2019

Fraunhofer prize for tracking system

Cognitive sensor technologies / Smart Sensing and Electronics / 30.4.2019

Team ARCAR1 from Switzerland wins the EMEA NXP Cup

Cognitive sensor technologies / Smart Sensing and Electronics / Positioning and Networks / 27.2.2019

Cooperation between Fraunhofer IIS, RoodMicrotec and EBV Elektronik

Cognitive sensor technologies / Communication Systems / 22.2.2019

Launch of “5G Bavaria” initiative

Cognitive sensor technologies / Positioning and Networks / 15.2.2019

Using Energy Harvesting to power wireless sensors

Cognitive sensor technologies / Positioning and Networks / 28.1.2019

Sports tracking for hockey

Cognitive sensor technologies / Positioning and Networks / 9.1.2019

easyDCP - Fraunhofer IIS at IBC 2018

Smart Sensing and Electronics / 4.12.2018

Interview FitnessSHIRT

Cognitive sensor technologies / Positioning and Networks / 12.11.2018

IndLoc® - Localization and Identification

Smart Sensing and Electronics / 6.11.2018

Use your microscope as a scanner

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  • Erlangen/Bamberg: An official ceremony was held on Friday, May 31, to mark the opening of the Medical Valley Center in Bamberg. During the ceremony, Bavaria’s Minister of Economic Affairs Hubert Aiwanger announced that funding was being awarded to a total of four innovation projects, two of which were from Fraunhofer IIS. At the Parkinson symposium held immediately after the ceremony as part of the center’s first convention, a high-profile discussion panel rounded off the event.

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  • Nuremberg/Munich: Holodeck VR, a start-up whose technology has its roots in the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, has attracted a new inves-tor in ProSiebenSat.1. The Munich-based media group is investing a single-digit million euro sum in return for an approximately 20 percent share in Holodeck VR.

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  • Nuremberg/Munich – Germany: On a typical pass in ice hockey, the puck hurtles across the ice at high speeds. Retrospective analyses provide more clarity. For the first time, the American Ice Hockey League NHL can now display various match analyses in real time. A 20-strong research team from the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS makes every movement in the game measurable – up to 2,000 times a second. Thomas von der Grün, Norbert Franke from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomas Pellkofer from jogmo world corp. will be receiving the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize for their work. It will be the seventh time in a row that Fraunhofer IIS will receive this prize.

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  • Team ARCAR1 from Switzerland
    © Fraunhofer IIS/Peter Roggenthin

    The NXP Cup champion for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) has been decided. Team ARCAR1 from the Haute Ecole ARC Ingénierie in Le Locle in Switzerland won the EMEA competition for autonomous intelligent car racing on April 30, 2019 at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen.

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  • Fraunhofer IIS announced today at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas that they are working with Blackmagic Design to include MPEG-H editing and authoring tools in the Fairlight audio subsystem of this popular content creation application. NAB visitors will be able to hear a preview of the technology at the Fraunhofer (SU4816) and Blackmagic Design (SL216) booths, where it will be shown in DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio, using the Fairlight 5-bay audio console. MPEG-H mixing and panning, as well as basic metadata authoring, is already supported in this preview, allowing creation of immersive MPEG-H programming using the MPEG-H control track format.

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  • vibration converter from Fraunhofer IIS
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    Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS gives access to new technologies using EBV Chips platform. Turnkey manufacturing services for chips will be performed by RoodMicrotec. Fraunhofer IIS has been developing various best-in-class solutions for over 30 years. Two of new technologies are RFicient® Basic, an Integrated Ultra-Low-Power WakeUp Receiver with low latency, and s-net®, a networking protocol for low power, self-organizing multi-hop communication. With this new cooperation, these solutions will be available for a broad range of applications.

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  • vibration converter from Fraunhofer IIS
    © Fraunhofer IIS/Kurt Fuchs

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is launching a 5G initiative in Bavaria. The “5G Bavaria” initiative supports the transition from research on the new 5G mobile communication standard to its application. Specifically, 5G Bavaria involves a test center at Fraunhofer IIS in Erlangen and various testing environments in Bavaria. Here, companies evaluate new mobile communications functionalities in a 5G overall system context by means of simulation and emulation in the laboratory as well as in an actual mobile communications environment.

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  • vibration converter from Fraunhofer IIS
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    Wireless sensors are an essential component in the Industrial Internet of Things IIoT. To record and transmit various kinds of physical pa-rameters and data, such sensors require permanent power. Fraunhofer IIS has developed a self-sufficient power supply specifically for IIoT sensors that uses existing vibrations, for example from machines, to generate electrical ener-gy. Thus, these sensors can be used for condition monitoring in production and require neither power cables nor constant battery changes.

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