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  • Research and Development | Press Release | Reading Time 1 Min. / 2022

    Fraunhofer IMS starts the crowdfunding competition ScienceForGood of the Fraunhofer Future Foundation with Learning to generate AI - Learn AIfES

    Who wins, defines the civil society! / October 06, 2022

    In the 2022 ScienceForGood crowdfunding competition of the Fraunhofer Future Foundation, it's »On your marks, research, go!«. Six research teams compete together with their heartfelt projects. From October 6, 2022 to November 30, 2022, the scientists of the participating Fraun-hofer institutes have time to convince as many people as possible of their idea and reach their funding goal. The Fraunhofer Future Foundation supports this commitment with co-funding and prize money. The decision on this is up to civil society.

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  • Three business units and three core competencies of the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelec-tronic Circuits and Systems IMS present their developments at »VISION 2022«, the world's leading trade fair for image processing. An LWIR camera with embedded algorithms for hu-man recognition, the LiDAR camera »TinyOwl« for 3D environment recognition and the data protection-compliant contactless vital sign measurements for increased occupational safety: Three demonstrators, one exhibit and the latest development for neuromorphic data systems using the example of LiDAR sensor systems can be seen from October 4 to 6 in the Messe Stuttgart in hall 10, at the booth 10E76 of the Fraunhofer IMS.

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  • Research and Development | Press Release | Reading Time 1 Min. / 2022

    TimestampsAI - a faster and data-reduced solution for high-resolution LiDAR systems@embedded world 2022

    June 15, 2022

    The business unit Mobility of the Fraunhofer-Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS presents its latest development TimestampsAI for environment recognition at the »embedded world 2022« in Nuremberg from 21 to 23 June. TimestampsAI provides a faster and data-reduced solution for high-resolution LiDAR systems to capture complex scenes in 3D in any environment.

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  • The business unit Health of the Fraunhofer-Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS presents its contactless vital parameter measurement as a demonstrator at the »embedded world 2022« in Nuremberg from 21 to 23 June. The contactless measurement of vital parameters offers a way to quantify health parameters quickly, accurately, hygienically and conveniently.

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    Customizable gesture recognition and training with the embedded AI library AIfES@embedded world 2022

    June 15, 2022

    The Embedded Software and AI core competence of the Fraunhofer-Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS will present a customizable AI-based gesture recognition algorithm from June 21 to 23. The algorithm was developed using the Fraunhofer software AI framework AIfES, which supports highly efficient implementation of neural networks on embedded systems. In addition to applications in the field of device and machine operation, this gesture recognition method is also suitable for gaming applications, in the smart home as well as in the medical field.

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  • Research and Development | Press Release | Reading Time 1 Min. / 2022

    RISC-V-based 32-Bit-processor AIRISC@embedded world 2022

    June 15, 2022

    The Smart Sensor Systems core competence and the unit Industry of the Fraunhofer-Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS will present the AIRISC-processor from June 21 to 23. It is able to evaluate sensor data up to 80 % faster.

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  • Three business units and two core competences of the Fraunhofer-Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS present their applications at the »embedded world 2022«. Contactless vital parameter measurements, gesture recognition with the AIfES software framework, the RISC-V processor AIRISC and TimestampsAI for environment recognition: You can experience two demonstrators, an exhibit and the institute's latest LiDAR development at the Fraunhofer-Joint Booth in Hall 4-422 from June 21 to 23.

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  • New AI hardware acceleration for smart sensor technology at Fraunhofer IMS / 2022

    RISC-V processor AIRISC accelerates sensor data analysis by 80 %

    May 02, 2022

    The RISC-V processor AIRISC, a 32-bit RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) architecture, now features instruction set extensions and coprocessors for efficient neural network computation. For a medical application to detect atrial fibrillation in ECG data, we achieved a speed advantage of over 80% in evaluation with only 10% higher area and power requirements.

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  • Mit dem AIRISC core stellt das Fraunhofer IMS seinen leistungsfähigen RISC-V Embedded-Prozessorkern für Sensorik-Aufgaben unter eine Open Source Lizenz, welche auch die Verwendung für kommerzielle Produkte erlaubt. Mit dem leistungsfähigen 32-Bit AIRISC-Kern lassen sich Produkte mit FPGAs schnell und kostengünstig entwickeln, die Umsetzung in einen (Mixed-Signal-)ASIC ist anschließend aufgrund der identischen Codebasis in Rekordzeit möglich und erfordert für den Basiskern keine kommerzielle Lizenz.

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  • AIfES Update and Training

    February 17, 2022

    AIfES Update
    © Fraunhofer IMS

    Since the beginning of the year an AIfES® update (version 2.1.1) is available. It can be downloaded directly from the Arduino IDE using the Arduino Library Manager or alternatively from GitHub. Here is an overview of the new features: - The new AIfES Express API - Q7 weight quantization - Arm® CMSIS integration enhanced by the NN functions.

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