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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.


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.


EU-project microMole develops sensor systems for the tracing of synthetic drug laboratories via sewage systems

Nuremberg, Germany, March 14, 2016: The threat of synthetic drugs is one of the most significant current drug problems worldwide. In the last few years, the figure for worldwide abuse of synthetic drugs keeps rising, which is also accompanied by a significant increase in production of Amphetamine Type Stimulants (ATS) in the EU. The MicroMole project, which will run for three years, tackles this problem by monitoring sewage systems.

Energy harvesting solution for an energy-independent flow measuring system on pipelines and filling pumps

Nuremberg, November 17, 2015: Scientists at the Fraunhofer IIS have succeeded in using the existing mechanical flow energy on an oval wheel meter to produce electrical energy. This allows data from filling pumps or pipelines to be read remotely using an independent energy source and without requiring maintenance.

OGEMA 2.0 – The Open Source Framework for an Efficient Energy Management System

Nuremberg, February 24, 2015 – embedded world, Hall 4, booth 548: There is a growing trend for controlling and monitoring functionality of buildings with smartphones. For each utilization scenario the user needs its own devices and different apps which are usually not compatible. The solution of Fraunhofer is OGEMA 2.0 – an Open Source framework on which different several systems, components and applications for energy and building management can be im-plemented.

868 MHz Traffic Detective – A Cost-Efficient and Mobile Tool for Wireless Analysis

Nuremberg, February 24, 2015 – embedded world, Hall 4, booth 548: In the license-free frequency bands there are more and more wireless applications arise. The increased number of communication nodes leads to overcrowding, collisions, and loss of data. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrat-ed Circuits IIS have developed the Traffic Detective which aids in analyzation of wireless traffic. Using a DVB-T USB receiver, this Android app allows classifica-tion of several well-known communication standards in the 868 MHz frequency band.

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.