Audio and Media Technologies

When it comes to advanced audio technologies for the rapidly evolving media world, Fraunhofer IIS stands alone. For more than 25 years, digital audio technology has been the principal focus of the Audio and Media Technologies division of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS). From the creation of mp3 and the co-development of AAC to the future of audio entertainment, Fraunhofer IIS brings innovations in sound to reality. 

Today, technologies such as Fraunhofer Cingo® for immersive VR audio, Fraunhofer Symphoria® for automotive 3D audio, AAC-ELD and EVS for telephone calls with CD-like audio quality, and MPEG-H Audio that allows television viewers to adjust dialogue volume to suit their personal preferences are among the division’s most compelling new developments.

Audio and Media Technologies - At a glance

Profile

Fraunhofer IIS is home of the organization’s Audio and Media Technologies division that has been working in audio coding technology for more than 25 years.

 

Products

Fraunhofer IIS is the worldwide leading developer and provider of audio codecs and multimedia technologies for various markets, including Automotive, Broadcasting and Streaming.

Research

Fraunhofer IIS offers contract-based research and development services, and provides its customers with guidance through the maze of multimedia standards and technologies.

Licensing

If you are planning on integrating our technolgies into your products, you will need both a software and a patent license. Please see the following pages to have a better understanding of our general licensing processes.

The mp3 history

Learn more about the early days of the mp3 invention, meet the team that stands behind this successful technology or browse through some facts and figures.

Download

Be it product sheets, technical papers or application bulletins. We have just what you need to learn more about our technologies and their technical background.

Hot topic: Virtual Reality

What does the Fraunhofer IIS offer for the emerging field of Virtual Reality?

News

Audio and Media Technologies press releases

Please find all recent Audio and Media Technologies press releases in the news section of Fraunhofer IIS.

2/27/2017: At Mobile World Congress 2017, Fraunhofer IIS Shows EVS Communication Codec Used for Hi-Fi Mobile Telephony Worldwide

1/5/2017: LG Licenses MPEG-H Software from Fraunhofer IIS for 2017 TV Models

1/4/2017: Fraunhofer IIS Brings Immersive Sound to Consumers’ Homes through MPEG-H Enabled 3D Soundbar

Fraunhofer Audio Blog

Do you want to learn more about our division's latest news?

Our Fraunhofer Audio-Blog allows you to have a look behind the scenes of audio coding and signal processing.

 

MPEG-H TV Audio System Now an Official Standard in ATSC 3.0

The MPEG-H TV Audio System has been confirmed as official audio standard for use in ATSC 3.0 Digital Television. The audio system, predominantly developed by Fraunhofer IIS, received approval through the final membership ballot, which ended on 3 March, 2017.

 

Recent Developments in Digital Radio

We took a closer look at the latest developments regarding the expansion of the digital radio technologies DAB+ and DRM in different regions of the world.  

 

MPEG-H now Included in DVB Specification

The latest development in digital television is the leap from HD to Ultra High Definition (UHD). This brings with it with a revolution in TV sound: in the future, TV viewers will be able to not only experience 3D audio in the comfort of their own homes, it will also be possible for them to adjust the audio settings of single TV shows according to their specific preferences.

Tradeshows and Events

 

NAB Show 2017

At NAB 2017 in Las Vegas, Fraunhofer IIS Audio and Media Technologies will present a broad range of MPEG-H Audio technologies and products, ready to be used at the launch of South Korea’s terrestrial 4K TV broadcast service with MPEG-H Audio in May 2017.

Additional exhibits will be Fraunhofer Cingo, bringing immersive audio to VR devices and applications, and the Cingo Composer, simplifying immersive sound production for Virtual Reality.

Contact

Matthias Rose

Contact Press / Media

Matthias Rose

Head of Marketing Communications, Audio and Media Technologies

Fraunhofer IIS
Am Wolfsmantel 33
91058 Erlangen, Germany

Phone +49 9131 776-6175