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Communication Systems

24.7.2017

Adjustable Multibeam Antenna improves reliability of RFID systems

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.

9.5.2017

European Consortium Demonstrates Ultra-High Throughput Transmission over Satellite

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.

 

15.3.2016

Fraunhofer IIS presents technologies for the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 at CeBIT

Erlangen/Hanover, March 15, 2016 – CeBIT, Hall 6, Booth B36: In the Internet of Things (IoT), objects and products communicate and link up independently and exchange important information. With MIOTY, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is presenting an intelligent platform for IoT applications at CeBIT 2016. Up to 100,000 sensors can connect to the platform at the same time and send and exchange information. Transmission from the sensor to the platform is by means of a patented and robust wireless protocol, which works even over large distances and guarantees reliable relaying of the sensor data. MIOTY can be used for IoT applications in digitized production and for long-distance querying of data in intelligent environments. Fraunhofer IIS also shows the practical use of intelligent wireless sensor networks for goods picking and in digital production, as well as in software-based energy management solutions with a special safety security.

10.3.2016

Software package for car radios with DRM – Digital Radio Mondiale

 

Erlangen, Germany, March 10, 2016: A new generation of car radios is just around the corner. These devices receive information not by analog transmission, but digitally – for example, via the new standard, DRM (Digital Radio Mondiale). The advantages: increased sound quality, along with the ability to simultaneously transmit images and text information. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS are now offering device manufacturers a new software package with a decoder for DRM+, and in so doing have pushed digitization one step forward. DRM+ was developed for digital transmissions in the FM band and rounds out the DRM standard.

 

2015

 

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Demonstrated Over-the-Air (OTA) Communication Test System Based on IZT Solutions

New approach to test GNSS receiver robustness and performance with realistic emulation of real word scenarios – Ilmenau/Erlangen – November, 2015 – The Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest organization for application-oriented research, presented an Over-The- Air (OTA) wave field synthesis system for test of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receivers at its Fraunhofer IIS Facility for Over the Air Research and Testing (FORTE) in Ilmenau. The innovative OTA test system is mainly based on hardware solutions from IZT GmbH. The demonstrated setup to test GNSS receivers represents a new approach that in contrast to conventionally conducted and open-field tests, realistically emulates real world scenarios under controllable and repeatable conditions. This enables the realistic comparison of receivers and algorithms especially for multi/beamforming antenna receivers. The OTA test system is cost-effective, flexible and scalable. In this way arbitrary sizes of test objects can be tested due to the freely scalable number of channel emulator outputs.
 

Fraunhofer IIS and Nokia jointly operating LTE-A test bed for new mobility and IoT applications

Erlangen, March 2, 2015 – A joint effort between Nokia and the Fraunhofer IIS in Erlangen has resulted in the development of a test bed that features a unique combination of wide network coverage and the latest long term evolution advanced (LTE-A) technology. Fraunhofer IIS is using the LTE-A test bed to evaluate new services and applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile connectivity.

2014

Fraunhofer IIS launches “GOOSE” with the aim of developing a GNSS receiver with an open software interface

6.5.2014: Fraunhofer IIS is participating in the “GOOSE” project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The aim is to develop the first GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receiver with an open software interface. The project is headed up by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) with the involvement of navigation technology specialist navXperience GmbH, German manufacturer of GNSS technology, and the University of the German Federal Armed Forces in Munich (UniBW).
 

Flexible battery management system and BlueTEG: Self-powered energy harvesting sensor wristband

3.4.2014: The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS presents two innovations in the area of integrated energy supplies: flexible battery management for complex battery systems and the energy-independent sensor armband BlueTEG.

2012

3D Positioning for Museums

Fraunhofer IIS will be presenting the awiloc® technology at the MUTEC trade fair in Leipzig from November 22 – 24, hall 2 (booth H30). Convenient pocket size, easy handling: Multimedia guides with awiloc® positioning offer museum visitors behind-the-scenes insight – right there, wherever they are. Just like having a personal guide to show you around. Where typical positioning systems such as GPS run up against their limits when used indoors, awiloc® can determine locations with a level of precision down to a few meters to offer multimedia content exactly where you need it.

Select innovations from research

The Fraunhofer IIS will be presenting the latest in high-quality microelectronics for integrated sensor systems, energy effici- ency, localization, simulation and data transfer applications at the electronica 2012 trade fair in Munich from November 13-16, 2012.
 

Indoor Positioning: N-Solut and CloudMade enter the indoor market with awiloc

Press Release 07.08.2012: The available technology for localization within buildings is growing rapidly. Every day, new companies enter into this area. With N-Solut and CloudMade, two experienced professionals are now committing to this market. In doing so, they are relying on awiloc, the WLAN positioning technology from the ­Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS. awiloc has been helping smartphone users since 2008 to find the shortest, fastest, most convenient or even the most interesting path through shopping centers, airports, train stations and museums.
 

GoalRef: FIFA approves intelligent goal from Fraunhofer

Press Release 05.07.2012: Goal or no goal? In response to this question, world football association FIFA wants to use technical assistance in the future. In its meeting of Thursday 5th July 2012 the International Football Association Board (IFAB), the body which determines the laws of the game, approved both goal-line technologies GoalRef and Hawk-Eye.This approval is subject to a final installation test at each stadium before the systems can be used in “real” football matches, in accordance with the FIFA Quality Programme for GLT.

High Precision in Road Construction: Use Of Satellite Navigation For Asphalt Machines

Press Release 09.05.2012: The Fraunhofer IIS, together with MOBA and other partners, has successfully concluded the „ASPHALT“ project (Advanced Galileo navigation System for asPHALt fleeT machines). The concluding meeting took place close to Enspel (Westerwald). With the aid of satellite navigation, road construction can be significantly improved in the future. To this end, the IIS has developed a special Galileo/GPS/EGNOS receiver.

Wireless Sensor Networks on the Test Bench: Novel Evaluation Kit for Measurement and Control Applications

Press Release 20.04.2012: s-net® is a highly energy efficient solution in the field of wireless sensor networks. The Fraunhofer IIS technology is now available as evaluation kit and is being showcased for the first time at the trade show Hannover Messe Industrie. With s-net®, planned applications can be tested at the designated location, whether metrology, surveillance or control application.