Audio and Media Technologies

Fraunhofer IIS' four generations of audio codecs

The Audio and Media Technologies division of Fraunhofer IIS has been an authority in its field for more than 30 years, starting with the creation of mp3 and co-development of AAC and HE-AAC. Today, almost all consumer electronic devices, computers and mobile phones are equipped with Fraunhofer’s media technologies. The fourth generation of Fraunhofer audio codecs, along with the latest signal processing solutions, stands for impressive audio experiences and is tailored to specific fields of application respectively.

With the test plan for the Digital Cinema Initiative and the recognized software suite easyDCP, Fraunhofer IIS significantly pushed the digitization of cinema. The most recent technological achievements for moving pictures are light-field data processing tools and new low complexity codec standards for professional video production.

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Fraunhofer IIS Audio and Media Technologies offers software solutions for the following areas:

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Please find here the most recent Audio and Media Technologies press releases, as well as stories from our Fraunhofer Audio Blog and the Fraunhofer IIS Magazine.

 

Triton Digital Renews Fraunhofer Licenses Including xHE-AAC Software

Through this license renewal, listeners of Triton streams will continue to enjoy uninterrupted streaming and optimized volume normalization in all listening environments.

 

Mevo camera enables live streaming in top audio quality, thanks to Fraunhofer technology

To ensure that the recordings deliver the best audio quality possible, the new Mevo Start camera with multiple recording modes incorporates upHear Spatial Audio Microphone Processing from Fraunhofer IIS.  

 

Fraunhofer IIS brings comprehensive MPEG audio codec suite to NXP Semiconductors

NXP® Semiconductors will leverage Fraunhofer’s MPEG audio SDK. This software package covers four generations of audio codecs: legacy MPEG Layer-1/2/3 as well as the next-generation MPEG-H 3D Audio standard and the AAC codec family, including xHE-AAC.  

LC3plus: a plus in audio quality and transmission robustness for cordless phones and headphones

Fraunhofer software helps power immersive music services for Amazon Echo Studio smart speaker

3D soundbar reference design by Fraunhofer IIS and Tymphany

The soundbar consists of one single enclosure with the subwoofer integrated into the device.

Artificial Intelligence in Audio and Media Technologies Projects

 

Fraunhofer KISS Project for AI-based algorithms in signal processing

 

Fraunhofer SPEAKER Project: A speech assistant »made in Germany«

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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.

 

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The mp3 history

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Mandy Garcia

Head of Marketing Communications Audio and Media Technologies

Fraunhofer IIS
Am Wolfsmantel 33
91058 Erlangen, Germany

Phone +49 9131 776-6178

Fax +49 9131 776-6099