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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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.

 

Next Generation Audio and Video technologies and the future of broadcast and streaming

A new webinar series featuring a distinguished panel of experts will talk about pioneering solutions for immersive audio and video production, efficient delivery formats and live encoders for broadcast and OTT, as well as creation of enhanced consumer experiences.

 

Fraunhofer upHear VQE enables far-field voice commands and voice calls on Mail.ru’s first smart speaker

The Fraunhofer upHear Voice Quality Enhancement (VQE) technology optimizes the microphone signals collected by the device’s microphone array and provides a clean speech signal to the Mail.ru voice assistant, Marusia (Маруся), while also enabling far-field voice calls.

 

Fraunhofer IIS presents 8k video over IP transmission with JPEG XS

The standardized JPEG XS codec was developed to handle media workflows from acquisition to the distribution encoder by using internet settings and Ethernet infrastructure only. The Fraunhofer IIS expert team for video coding successfully implemented a pilot project for streaming of 8k video over IP in cooperation with the Japanese public broadcaster NHK.

Fraunhofer IIS Audio and Media Technologies at the 2020 IBC Showcase

Webinar: "Comprehensive solutions and expertise for the entire broadcast chain"

Fraunhofer IIS licenses MPEG-H Audio patents to Samsung

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.

 

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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.

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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