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.

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.

5/30/2017: Telephone calls as clear as a bell – Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize goes to Erlangen Researchers

4/24/2017: Felix & Paul Studios to Integrate Fraunhofer upHear Spatial Audio Technology into Next-Generation VR Camera System

4/21/2017: Fraunhofer IIS Introduces the easyDCP Publisher at NAB 2017

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.

 

Deutsche Telekom Implements EVS, MPEG LA Launches Patent Portfolio License

Under the name "HD Voice Plus", Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) is available in Deutsche Telekom’s LTE network now. Customers can now experience mobile phone calls that feel as if the other person was in the same room.

Also, the MPEG Licensing Administration has introduced an EVS Patent Portfolio License, providing efficient access to patents related to this telecommunications standard.

 

Fraunhofer 3D Sound in the new Audi A8

The new Audi A8, unveiled in Barcelona on July 11 2017, presents the future of luxury class. In its fourth generation, the German brand’s flagship model again provides the benchmark for Vorsprung durch Technik. Audi also continues to set new standards for in-car audio, with true 3D sound on all seats.

 

International Conference on Semantic Audio at Fraunhofer IIS

The Audio Engineering Society’s (AES) International Conference on Semantic Audio took place on June 22-24 in Erlangen, Germany at Fraunhofer IIS. The conference included technical discussions along with demos, poster sessions and a few cultural and entertaining activities every evening.

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