Fraunhofer Audio Blog

Via Licensing Adds xHE-AAC To AAC Patent Pool License Program

October 9, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Products & Technologies, Success Stories
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Via Licensing Corporation announced the addition of Extended High Efficiency AAC (xHE-AAC) to the Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) patent pool.  The expanded patent pool license will be available at no additional cost to licensees, starting in Q4 of 2017. Through this announcement, Via and the AAC licensors are taking steps to encourage and accelerate the adoption of xHE-AAC, the most recent and advanced member of the AAC family of audio codecs.

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Digital Radio News from IBC

September 22, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Broadcasting, Events & Tradeshows, Products & Technologies
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At the 2017 IBC show in Amsterdam, two new products including Fraunhofer technologies for digital radio were introduced: the first Software Defined Radio (SDR) digital receiver for consumers, and a new DAB monitoring receiver for transmitter, content and remote-coverage monitoring.

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Fraunhofer and b<>com present VR Comedy Show “Vaudeville” in MPEG-H Spatial Audio based on the VRIF Draft Guidelines

September 15, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Events & Tradeshows, Products & Technologies
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Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, the world-renowned experts in audio and media technologies, and the Hypermedia innovators from the French Research and Technology Institute b<>com have teamed up at IBC 2017 to showcase an end-to-end spatial audio system for production, delivery, playback and rendering of Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA) MPEG-H Audio, the international standard for immersive audio. The first virtual reality experience produced with this toolchain is the episodic VR comedy show “Vaudeville” from French VR studio DVGroup.

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Fraunhofer IIS and Analog Devices showcase MPEG-H Audio and Fraunhofer upHear® Immersive Soundbar Virtualizer at CEDIA 2017

September 5, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Events & Tradeshows, Products & Technologies

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and Analog Devices, Inc., have unveiled software technology at CEDIA 2017 designed to significantly improve the immersive sound reproduction capabilities of consumer playback devices. The new offering is a reference implementation of Fraunhofer upHear® soundbar processing with MPEG-H decoding and rendering on an Analog Devices digital signal processor (DSP). It is the first commercial implementation of this software, which is fully integrated into the Analog Devices audio framework.

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A behind-the-scenes look at Fraunhofer IIS’ Audio and Media Technologies division

August 16, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Behind the scenes

Our mission with this blog is to give our readers a look at the world of audio coding. In addition to reports on new products, audio research and the latest technologies, we also love to offer a “behind the scenes” look every now and then. This time, we are using video to give an exclusive peek into our work and careers at Fraunhofer IIS, with the help of our colleague Jan Plogsties, head of the Mobile Audio Rendering group at Fraunhofer IIS’ Audio and Media Technologies Division.

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