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Positioning and Networks


Press release / 8.5.2019

Fast as a puck, hard as ice hockey: Real-time tracking for live analyses

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.

Press release / 27.2.2019

Fraunhofer IIS, RoodMicrotec GmbH and EBV Elektronik GmbH announce cooperation

Fraunhofer 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.


Press release / 15.2.2019

Using Energy Harvesting to power wireless sensors in production environment

Wireless sensors are an essential component in the Industrial Internet of Things IIoT. To record and transmit various kinds of physical parameters 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 energy.  


Fraunhofer IIS presents technologies for cognitive IoT sensor technology at the electronica 2018 in Munich

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS will present technologies for cognitive sensors and electronic components in the Internet of Things (IoT) at the electronica from 13th to 16th November 2018. With live demonstrations, visitors can learn how processes and applications with localization, communication and power supply technologies can be made more effective in order to maintain competitive advantages.


EnABLES, a new European effort enabling sustainable energy solutions for IoT applications

The European Union H2020 “EnABLES” research infrastructure project has just launched its Transnational Access program, which offers free-of-charge access to equipment, tools and expertise related to ‘powering the internet of things (IoT)’. The vision of EnABLES is to develop Energy Harvesting solutions and finding ways to reduce the power consumption of devices to eliminate the need for battery replacement.


Fraunhofer IIS demonstrates 5G solutions for Industrial IoT at Mobile World Congress 2018

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS will present its latest mobile communication developments towards 5G at the Mobile World Congress, February 26 to March 1, 2018, in Barcelona, Spain. Live demonstrations will show how advancements in positioning and low-latency communication are accelerating industrial processes.



Ensure quality in assembly with intelligent tools – pilot project with BMW Regensburg

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.



Secure communication in the Internet of Things with the IoT-Bus

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.



Global launch of HolodeckVR: Star Trek’s Holodeck Fantasy Becomes Reality at ISPO MUNICH 2017

At ISPO MUNICH 2017 the Fraunhofer 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.