The Fraunhofer-Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS develops microelectronic circuits, devices and systems up to the scale of complete industrial installations. Applications are found in the fields of information technology, telecommunications, image sensor technology, image processing and medical engineering. The services provided by the Institute range from advice on systems implementation through to the design of analog and digital integrated circuits.
Research activities focus on: audio encoding up to international standardization, video encoding at low bit rates, low-power circuits for battery-powered terminals, high-frequency circuits, integrated digital systems for telecommunications, quality assurance by means of automatic image recognition, medical devices and equipment, ultrafine-focus x-ray systems, image sensor technology and high-speed camera systems.
Applications are found in digital broadcasting systems, digital radio systems for data communication and in the encoding of audio and video signals.
The Fraunhofer-working group for electronic media technology AEMT, based in Ilmenau, carries out research and development work on future applications in the field of entertainment electronics.
The branch laboratory for design automation in Dresden develops tools for use in conjunction with commercial design systems. This institution has acquired an excellent reputation in the German CAD community.
The Fraunhofer-Applications Center for Transport Logistics and Communications Technology in Nuremberg represents a pooling of expertise in logistics and communications.
The »Innovation Center for Telecommunications Technology«, which has the form of a limited company, provides short-run manufacturing services that bridge the gap between prototypes and series products.
The Institute´s facilities cover 13 500 m² of office and laboratory space, where 450 employees work on research and development contracts for industrial and public-sector customers.
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Further information: http://www.iis.fhg.de/