Fraunhofer IIS Premieres Extended HE-AAC
Fraunhofer IIS will premiere Extended HE-AAC, the latest
upgrade to the MPEG AAC family next week at the Mobile World Congress.
The codec developer says
Extended HE-AAC significantly improves the audio quality of music and speech,
particularly at very low bit rates of 8 kbps and more, and is compatible with
As a result,
Extended HE-AAC can improve the quality of existing low bitrate services or
more audio channels can be transmitted at a given bit rate, according to
ISO MPEG initiated
this standardization activity in 2008, when a call for proposals on unified
speech and audio coding technology was issued. Fraunhofer has been a driver of
the standardization process.
The Mobile World
Congress is Feb. 27 - March 1 in Barcelona.