Audio and Media Technologies

Fraunhofer IIS' four generations of audio codecs

For over 30 years, the Audio and Media Technologies division of Fraunhofer IIS has been shaping the globally deployed standards and technologies in the fields of audio and moving picture production. Starting with the creation of mp3 and continuing with the co-development of AAC and the Digital Cinema Initiative test plan, almost all consumer electronic devices, computers and mobile phones are equipped with systems and technologies from Erlangen today.

Meanwhile, a new generation of best-in-class media technologies – such as MPEG-H Audio, xHE-AAC, EVS, LC3/LC3plus, Symphoria, Sonamic and upHear – is elevating the user experience to new heights. Always taking into account the demands of the market, Fraunhofer IIS develops technology that makes memorable moments.

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Range of Services

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

Current Topics

Learn more about our division's latest news

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.

 

STARWAVES App upgrades mobile devices to receive undistorted DRM Digital Radio anytime and anywhere

Starwaves enables Android phones and tablets to receive entertainment, text information, and emergency warnings via DRM Digital Radio – without costly data plans, independent from cell phone network availability, and based on innovative Fraunhofer technology.

 

Fraunhofer and Sinclair to Collaborate Towards Integrating DRM Framework into the ATSC 3.0 Digital TV Platform

The collaboration aims at establishing the seamless transport of DRM-based services with all their advanced digital radio features on the ATSC 3.0 TV platform.

 

Sonamic Panorama brings next-generation surround sound to the new Seat Leon

Fraunhofer’s automotive audio technology is integrated into the BeatsAudio sound system of the new Seat Leon and also provides irresistible surround sound in other new models from the VW Group.

Virtually immerse yourself in the mp3 story with Google Arts & Culture

New MPEG-H Audio training center opens its doors in São Paulo

DRM Consortium Announces DRM for Education e-book and Initiative on 10th World Radio Day

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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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.

 

Products by Category

Here, you will find our technologies sorted by product category.

Research

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

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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.

Contact

Mandy Garcia

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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