History

2015

  • Start of research activities within the project ‘iCIRRUS’

2014

  • Development of a FPGA platform for Highspeed Network Infrastructure based on Xilinx Virtex-7

2013

  • Development of a FPGA platform for measurement applications based on Xilinx Artix-7

2012

  • Start of research activities within the project ‘kogLTE’
  • Development of a FPGA platform for position finding systems based on Xilinx Kintex-7
  • Ninety percent of all digital data worldwide was created within the past two years, according to IBM. IDC predicts: Expenditures for mobile data networks surpasses expenditure on fixed networks for the first time.

2011

  • Development of the hardware platform ‘Dual 6670 AMC’ equipped with two quad-core DSP for 4G / LTE applications
  • Mobile operators offer LTE internet services in big cities like Berlin, competing with DSL.
  • Amazon launches the first Kindle with 3G and WiFi into the German market, revolutionizing the book market.

2010

  • Development of real-time monitoring systems for the 3G-LTE mobile communications standard.

2009

  • Development of demonstrators for 60 GHz wireless communication with smart antennas.

2008

  • Launch of the new FPGA platform FFP Basic +.

2007

  • Smartphone use becomes more and more widespread.┬áThe first iPhone is launched.

2006

  • Development of testbed for new wireless standard based on MIMO OFDM.

2004

  • Development of universal FPGA platforms (FPGA kit / FFP Basic), laying the foundation for today’s hardware assemblies product lines.
  • Together with Siemens, IAF establishes a world record in the laboratory, with wireless data transfers of 1 GBit/s with MIMO OFDM.

2003

  • Design and development of a broadband OFDM testbed for the 70 GHz band. 3G becomes the mobile communications standard in Europe.

2002

  • The first version of the browser now known as Firefox.

2001

  • IAF sets up a wireless LAN OFDM testbed in the 5.2 GHz frequency band.

2000

  • The first smartphones enter the market. They use WAP.

1999

  • IAF creates a voting system for shareholders’ meetings in the ISM band (433 MHz).

1998

  • At a Paris conference with representatives from 270 countries, 3G is established as a standard for mobile communication.

1997

  • IAF develops an experimental system for ATM mobile, with prototypes that can deliver backbone performance wirelessly.

1995

  • The Chamber of Commerce Braunschweig awards their Technology Transfer Prize to the Technical University of Braunschweig and the IAF for a successful transfer of research results into industry. DVB-T is developed and the first prototypes constructed.

1995

  • GPRS is first tested.
  • Just two years later at the IFA in Berlin, we present mobile DVB-T technology, opening up new possibilities in portable digital television.

1993

  • At the IFA electronics fair in Berlin, the IAF presents a groundbreaking new transmission technology for terrestrial digital television.

1992

  • December: the world’s first SMS is sent.
  • October: IAF GmbH is founded in Braunschweig, Germany.