Press Releases 2013–2015

Sensor Systems


Satellite-based exploration of the Earth’s magneto-sphere

Erlangen, Unterpremstaetten, Austria, June 3, 2015 – The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, the Space Research Institute (Institut für Weltraumforschung, IWF) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, ÖAW) and the Full Service Foundry division of ams AG, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs enable highly accurate measurements of the Earth’s magnetosphere from space. For the first time a new kind of integrated circuit is used.

Innovative 3D Camera for Large-Area Magnetic Field Measurements

Erlangen/Nuremberg, May 6, 2015 – Sensor+Test, Hall 12, Exhibit Booth 537: “HallinSight” is the name of an innovative 3D magnetic field camera developed by researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS. Equipped with an array of 3D sensors, the camera can measure magnetic fields in all three dimensions at extremely high speeds. The camera's high resolution makes it suitable for quality assurance applications and laboratory testing. Fraunhofer IIS will debut “HallinSight” at the Sensor+Test trade fair being held from May 19 to May 21 in Nuremberg.



Line Camera Makes Magnetic Field Lines Visible in 3D and Real Time

Erlangen/Munich, Germany, November 3, 2014 – electronica, Hall A, Booth 113: Fraunhofer scientists have developed a high-resolution magnetic line camera to measure magnetic fields in real time. Field lines in magnetic systems such as generators or motors, which are invisible to the human eye, can be made visible using this camera. It is especially suitable for industrial applications, for example in quality assurance during the manufacture of magnets. A prototype will be on display for the first time at electronica 2014 in Munich from November 11–14 (Hall A4 / Booth 113).

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.



More reliable and accurate localization

Feb 25, 2013: A new algorithm from Fraunhofer IIS detects motion reliably and accurately. It can significantly improve existing localization solutions, is easy to implement, and is independent of external infrastructure. Suppliers of localization technology can test the algorithm in a live demonstration at embedded world in Nuremberg from February 26 to 28, 2013. The demonstration will take place in Hall 4 at Booth 4-128.