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8.11.2017

Digitization in medical engineering: Fraunhofer IIS at MEDICA 2017

At MEDICA 2017 the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is presenting the MCube microscope system for the automatic pre-analysis of malaria pathogens, as well as optical 3D techniques for improved orientation in endoscopic views and the CardioSHIRT with integrated multichannel ECG.

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2.11.2017

iStix®- A cost-effective scanning solution for microscopy

To generate high resolution panoramas of microscope images, it is often necessary to employ expensive slide scanners. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has developed iStix®: A scanning solution that combines image processing software and a camera to enable areal scans with your own microscope. iStix® will be presented for the first time at MEDICA in Düsseldorf from November 13 to 16, 2017.

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15.9.2017

Realception® – Fraunhofer IIS provides first release of lightfield plug-in brand for professionals

The Fraunhofer-Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS announces their new Realception® brand for post-production tools that enable working with light-field or multi-camera data.

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15.9.2017

easyDCP Publisher - Create DCP on a project basis!

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS announces the easyDCP Publisher. It provides a reliable and easy-to-use functionality for creating Digital Cinema Packages DCPs based on the recognized easyDCP software suite.

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  • © Photo Fraunhofer IIS/Kurt Fuchs

    At MEDICA 2017 the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is presenting the MCube microscope system for the automatic pre-analysis of malaria pathogens, as well as optical 3D techniques for improved orientation in endoscopic views and the CardioSHIRT with integrated multichannel ECG.

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  • © Photo Fraunhofer IIS

    To generate high resolution panoramas of microscope images, it is often necessary to employ expensive slide scanners. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has developed iStix®: A scanning solution that combines image processing software and a camera to enable areal scans with your own microscope. iStix® will be presented for the first time at MEDICA in Düsseldorf from November 13 to 16, 2017.

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  • The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS announces the easyDCP Publisher. It provides a reliable and easy-to-use functionality for creating Digital Cinema Packages DCPs based on the recognized easyDCP software suite.

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  • © Photo RFmondial

    Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, the world-renowned experts in audio and media technologies and RFmondial, a leading manufacturer of professional digital radio equipment, showcase at IBC 2017 the Fraunhofer MultimediaPlayer technology as part of RFmondial’s new DAB monitoring receiver RF-DAB for transmitter, content and remote-coverage monitoring.

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  • Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, the world-renowned experts in audio and media technologies, and the Hypermedia innovators from the French Research and Technology Institute b<>com have teamed up at IBC 2017 to showcase an end-to-end spatial audio system for production, delivery, playback and rendering of Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA) MPEG-H Audio, the international standard for immersive audio. The first virtual reality experience produced with this toolchain is the episodic VR comedy show “Vaudeville” from French VR studio DVGroup.

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  • Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and Analog Devices, Inc., today unveiled software technology at CEDIA 2017 designed to significantly improve the immersive sound reproduction capabilities of consumer playback devices. The new offering is a reference implementation of Fraunhofer upHear® soundbar processing with MPEG-H decoding and rendering on an Analog Devices’ digital signal processor (DSP). It is the first commercial implementation of this software, which is fully integrated into the Analog Devices’ audio framework.

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  • © Photo iStock.com/PeopleImages

    Future multisensory digital systems will have the ability to understand and simulate human sensory perception. The aim of the Campus of the Senses in Erlangen is to conduct fundamental research into the digitalization of human sensory experiences and to derive new technologies and services from this knowledge. The Campus of the Senses is a joint initiative of the Fraunhofer Institutes IIS and IVV in cooperation with Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU).

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  • © Photo Fraunhofer IIS/Thomas Endres

    RFID systems accelerate Industry 4.0 processes. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has developed a Multibeam Antenna that can be integrated into existing systems and improve their reliability. Fraunhofer IIS is offering companies the chance to test the antenna in individual use case scenarios as pilot users, starting in August 2017.

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  • Fraunhofer IIS/EAS is offering advanced modeling services for device degradation effects in North America. Using these proprietary techniques, designers are now able to verify the long-term behavior of integrated circuits (ICs) and systems especially in safety critical applications. Compared to today’s solutions, the advanced models can be used in all common industrial design environments. In addition to standard degradation effects, Fraunhofer also takes into account more complex dependencies and recovery effects.

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  • © Photo Piotr Banczerowski / Fraunhofer

    Erlangen/Munich, Germany: Smartphones are perfect all-rounders, but their poor voice quality is still a vexing issue. With the new EVS codec mobile conversations sound as natural as if the person you’re calling was standing right next to you. The Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2017 went to Markus Multrus, Dr. Guillaume Fuchs and Stefan Döhla for the development of the codec. They accepted the prize on behalf of the 50-strong team of researchers and engineers at Fraunhofer Institute of Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen who worked on this project.

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  • Erlangen/Holzkirchen/Berlin, Germany: A consortium consisting of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, WORK Microwave and AVANTI Communications recently completed highly successful over-the-air trials on Avanti HYLAS satellite capacity employing the latest DVB-S2X modulator and demodulator equipment. The demonstrations used wideband carriers exploiting full transponder bandwidth and outperforming the target throughput of more than one gigabit per second (1 Gbps) using a single communication carrier. The technology demonstration was part of a development funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) under the "ARTES Advanced Technology" program.

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  • Messreihen können mit »PolyCT« bis zu dreimal schneller geprüft werden. Im Bild wurde das Nachrüst- Kit mit drei Zündkerzen bestückt. ©xray-lab
    © Photo xray-lab

    Fürth: Measurement services providers in particular have noticed that demand for computed tomography analysis has increased dramatically. Depending on the application, such measurements can take up to several hours. For this reason, the Fraunhofer Development Center X-ray Technology EZRT, together with xray lab, has developed the PolyCT conversion kit, which reduces measurement time by up to a factor of three. The CT system add-on makes its debut at the Hannover Messe from April 24–28, Hall 4, Booth E12.

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  • Fraunhofer upHear Spatial Audio Microphone Processing. © Fraunhofer IIS
    © Photo Fraunhofer IIS

    Erlangen, Germany/Montreal, Canada – Fraunhofer IIS, the worldrenowned experts in audio and media technologies, today announced that Felix & Paul Studios, the Emmy® Award-winning studio behind the world’s leading cinematic virtual reality experiences, will integrate Fraunhofer’s Spatial Audio Microphone Processing solution into its next generation proprietary 360-degree 3D camera system.

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  • Erlangen, Germany: The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, a leading applied research and development center for ASIC, system-on-chip (SoC), and IP, today announced that it will offer dynamic biasing IPs for advanced SoC designs in GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 22FDX® technology. This new capability offers dynamic adaption of block level performance versus power consumption ratio to customize and optimize SoC and ASIC designs.

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  • Erlangen and Ilmenau, Germany/Las Vegas, Nevada – The Interoperable Master Format (IMF) is showing rapid growth in the media industry since its standardization by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) in 2016. The IMF is a uniform exchange format in post-production that enables the generation of different distribution formats derived from the master. For this process automated quality control of the AV-material after each transcoding step is essential to save time and money simultaneously. The IMF does not define quality control mechanisms; however, such functionalities are now integrated in the easyDCP post-production tools from Fraunhofer IIS to facilitate automated transcoding.

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  • Erlangen, Germany/Las Vegas, Nevada – Today, the Fraunhofer-Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS introduced a new member of its renowned software suite easyDCP: the easyDCP Publisher. Developed for content creators for the production of a Digital Cinema Package (DCP), the easyDCP Publisher is an allin- one software solution for generation and playback of DCPs with a project based license model.

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  • Intelligent tools increase quality in assembly. © BMW Group
    © Photo BMW Group

    Nuremberg/Regensburg/Hanover: At the Hannover Messe, together with the BMW Group, the Fraunhofer Institute IIS is presenting a project for developing and testing an intelligent screwdriver for use in assembly. A special attachment module that is connected directly with the IT system receives the respective order and uses sensor data to check for and then signal order completion. This way, the production employee knows at all times if the order was completely and correctly carried out. The test application is currently in preparation in the production line at BMW in Regensburg, providing a basis for possible extensions of the intelligent tool.

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  • Nürnberg, Germany – embedded world, Hall 4, Booth 460: The secure and reliable connection of physical objects is a crucial success factor for applications in the Internet of Things (IoT). The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has developed the IoT-Bus, the first fieldbus to feature IPv6 support and an integrated security system. It combines Internet-protocol support with the advantages of a fieldbus, resulting in extensive range, high reliability and robustness and low latency.

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  • ERLANGEN, Germany/BARCELONA, Spain – At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, taking place from February 27 to March 2, 2017, Fraunhofer IIS will demonstrate Enhanced Voice Services (EVS), the 3GPP communication codec designed specifically for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services. Today, EVS is supported by selected phone models, for example, from Samsung, LG or Sony and in use worldwide by leading carriers: NTT DoCoMo Japan, T-Mobile USA and Vodafone Germany have already enabled EVS-based calls in their LTE networks. In addition, multiple carriers in Asia have also integrated EVS into their networks.

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  • Virtual winter environment can be experienced with the  HolodeckVR by Fraunhofer IIS.
    © Photo Fraunhofer IIS/Kurt Fuchs

    Erlangen/Munich: At ISPO MUNICH 2017 the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS officially launches HolodeckVR. HolodeckVR uses different tracking technologies allowing multiple users to slip away into adventure and move freely around up to 40,000 m2 of virtual worlds. Fraunhofer IIS teams up with partners like Messe München and fashion company Bogner to bring its HolodeckVR technology to market.

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  • ERLANGEN, Germany/LAS VEGAS, Nevada – In early 2017, LG will deliver new television models with the MPEG-H TV Audio System, the next-generation audio technology mainly developed by the world-renowned audio experts at Fraunhofer IIS. In advance of the launch of the new terrestrial UHD TV service in South Korea, Fraunhofer IIS will preview the system at CES 2017.

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  • Fraunhofer IIS Audio &amp; Multimedia Soundbar Prototype/MPEG-H
    © Photo Valentin Schilling/Fraunhofer IIS

    ERLANGEN, Germany/LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Fraunhofer IIS, main inventor of the mp3 and AAC audio codecs, uses Texas Instruments (TI’s) 66AK2G02 DSP + ARM System on Chip (SoC) to transform the consumers’ audio experience. In early 2017, Fraunhofer IIS will introduce an MPEG-H enabled immersive soundbar and audio video receiver (AVR) reference design allowing convenient delivery of 3D sound into consumers’ homes, bringing audio quality to new levels.

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  • PIXTREE’s Realtime UHD Broadcast Encoder supports MPEG-H Audio
    © Photo PIXTREE

    ERLANGEN, Germany/LAS VEGAS, Nevada – PIXTREE, Inc., a South Korean digital multimedia solution provider, makes an industry-leading move as an early supporter of the MPEG-H TV Audio System, a next generation audio technology mainly developed by the world-renowned audio experts at Fraunhofer IIS. The PixHEVC-E4600HA Realtime UHD Encoder will be among the first professional broadcast encoders in South Korea to support the MPEG-H system in the marketplace.

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  • Trademark for the MPEG-H TV Audio System

    ERLANGEN, Germany/LAS VEGAS, Nevada – In preparation for the start of the world’s first TV broadcast services with next-generation audio features – South Korea’s new MPEG-H-based ATSC 3.0 broadcast channels scheduled to go on the air in February – Fraunhofer IIS has developed a trademark program for products incorporating its MPEG-H TV Audio System.

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  • 3D model of the intelligent mattress
    © Photo Ergo-Tec

    Erlangen (Germany). Some 400,000 people in Germany each year suffer from painful pressure sores on the skin, known as decubitus ulcers. These sores pri-marily affect bedridden patients who cannot be sufficiently mobilized, or whose position cannot be changed frequently enough. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS collaborated with five partners in the development of a mattress that prevents and treats decubitus. From November 14 to 17, Fraunhofer IIS will be presenting a prototype of the mattress at the MEDICA trade fair in Düsseldorf.

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  • Executive Director Prof. Dr. Albert Heuberger (left) and Director with focus on Audio &amp; Multimedia Dr. Bernhard Grill (right)
    © Photo Fraunhofer IIS/Giulia Iannicelli

    Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS appoints new director to the board of directors: Dr. Bernhard Grill, former deputy director to Prof. Albert Heuberger, joins the board of directors at Fraunhofer IIS on November 1. While Heuberger, director of Fraunhofer IIS since 2011, assumes the position as executive director, Grill will oversee the activities of the Audio & Multimedia division.

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