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.

 

Samsung joins Via Licensing’s MPEG-H Licensing Program

World’s Largest Consumer Electronics Company Becomes Licensee and Licensor in Industry-leading 3D Audio Patent Pool.

 

 

funklust broadcasts in DRM on shortwave

“funklust”, campus broadcaster at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, stands out as one of the radio stations with the most diverse transmission paths in the world. Recently, the station has revamped one of its digital broadcast paths: funklust in Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) on shortwave is now broadcast using a new, modern transmitter.

 

 

Vodafone Idea Ltd. joins ranks of EVS providers

One of the world’s largest mobile network providers uses technology from Fraunhofer IIS to upgrade their VoLTE services with the 3GPP communication codec Enhanced Voice Services (EVS).

 

360 Reality Audio Now Available on Amazon Music Unlimited with Any Headphones

Catching up at tmt31 in Düsseldorf

Let’s reconnect – AES Fall online sessions

SocialSTAGE-VR

Artificial Intelligence in Audio and Media Technologies Projects

 

Center for Digital Signal Processing using Artificial Intelligence DSAI

 

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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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.

Fraunhofer Business Area Digital Media

Fraunhofer IIS is member of the Fraunhofer Business Area Digital Media, developing key components for a complete digital media workflow, multi-format and multi-platform content creation and distribution.

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.

Events

 

CES 2022

CES 2022

Las Vegas / January 5-8, 2022

 

Business Area Digital Media - Online Events

We invite you to check out and participate in our virtual updates on media technology!

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