Audio and Media Technologies

When it comes to advanced audio and video technologies for the rapidly evolving media world, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS) stands alone. Spanning from the creation of mp3, the co-development of AAC, and building the DCI test plan for the worldwide interchangeability of digital cinema movies, to designing the future of audio and video entertainment, Fraunhofer IIS has been an innovator in sound and vision for over 25 years.

Today, audio 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, xHE-AAC for streaming and digital radio, and the MPEG-H TV Audio System, that allows television viewers to adjust dialogue volume to suit their personal preferences, are among the division’s most compelling new developments.

In the field of moving picture technologies, latest achievements include easyDCP for the creation and playback of digital cinema packages and master formats, as well as Realception®, a tool for light-field data processing. In addition, Fraunhofer is developing new image coding systems based on JPEG2000 and JPEG XS.

Audio and Media Technologies - At a glance

Profile

Fraunhofer IIS is home to the organization’s Audio and Media Technologies division that has been working in audio and image coding and signal processing 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, Post-production and Streaming.

Research

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

MPEG-H Authoring Plug-in

The MPEG-H Authoring Plug-in works with all popular DAWs and facilitates the workflow of MPEG-H Audio content production. It is available free of charge for professional users in TV broadcasting.

News

Audio and Media Technologies press releases

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

9/17/2018: easyDCP software suite – Ten years of enabling easy access to Digital Cinema

9/17/2018: Fraunhofer IIS introduces SDK for JPEG XS image coding

9/13/2018: IBC 2018: Fraunhofer IIS and Vewd Demonstrate MPEG-H Audio Support in HbbTV

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.

 

Via Adds MPEG-D DRC To Advanced Audio Coding Patent Pool

Via Licensing Corporation, a leading world-wide intellectual property solutions provider, announced the availability of patent license rights for the MPEG-D DRC standard in its Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) patent pool.

 

Siegfried Fößel is Head of Technology Study Program at HFF Munich

Dr. Siegfried Fößel, who leads the Moving Picture Technologies department at Fraunhofer IIS, has been appointed as the new head of the Technology study program at the University of Television and Film (HFF) Munich. Alongside his industry duties, he will be joining the department chair Prof. Peter C. Slansky in advancing current developments in this HFF department.

 

MPEG-H Audio Trial During European Athletics Championships 2018

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), together with EBU members BBC, France Télévisions, IRT, RAI and ZDF, as well as a range of technology partners, conducted what has been probably the most complex broadcast trial in Europe so far at the 2018 European Athletics Championships in Berlin.

Tradeshows and Events

 

AES New York 2018

At AES New York, Fraunhofer IIS will present interactive TV sound powered by MPEG-H Audio, as well as respective production tools; furthermore we will showcase xHE-AAC, the ideal solution for audio and video streaming services or digital radio broadcasting.

Visit us at booth #945 – we are looking forward to seeing you!

 

 

 

Inter BEE 2018

At booth 1512 in Hall 1, Fraunhofer IIS will showcase MPEG-H Audio demos (interactive sound and production tools), as well as xHE-AAC (in various video streaming applications and broadcast radio scenarios). Furthermore, JPEG XS, the mezzanine image compression codec targeting for highest quality, low complexity and low latency, will be demoed: for example by live streaming of image data from a camera - captured, encoded and transported over an IP link and decoded on a second screen.  

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

Fax +49 9131 776-6099