Fraunhofer Cingo brings surround sound for Google Nexus Nexus 7 10




Yesterday we reported on the audio capabilities of the new Nexus 7 . This is known to have stereo speakers and is equipped with a virtual surround sound. The whole is realized by the pioneers of compressed music, the Fraunhofer Institute. Cingo is a new audio technology from the inventor of mp3 Fraunhofer IIS and to enable realistic surround sound on tablets and smartphones.

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The world’s first device that is natively supported Cingo the Nexus 7 of Google. For the Nexus 10 Fraunhofer Cingo will be available via a software update. For optimum sound combines Fraunhofer Cingo several technologies. These include not only the heart, the virtual surround sound, one volume and one tone control optimizer that can be adapted to the device and the headphones.

This means that both surround and stereo material is to be convincingly reproduced spatially. Optimal ways to transmit surround sound on mobile devices, provides the multi-channel audio codec High Efficiency AAC (HE-AAC). HE-AAC has also been co-developed by Fraunhofer IIS and is now one of the most efficient audio codecs for stereo and surround sound. Users of a Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 now have first opportunity to purchase HE-AAC encoded movies with stereo sound and 5.1 in Google Play.

HE-AAC is already found in about five billion devices and is native of popular operating systems such as Android support, iOS and Windows. The Fraunhofer IIS sells Cingo as finished software implementation for mobile device manufacturers, chipset manufacturers and providers of multimedia services. To be convinced of Cingo sound on the new devices like the Nexus and Nexus 7 10, interested parties can Fraunhofer IIS in September at IFA, Berlin (Hall 11.1), or at IBC, Amsterdam (Stand 8.B80) visit.


Function of Cingo, information from the Fraunhofer Institute:

Virtual surround sound: Cingo with each audio channel can be positioned as a virtual sound source, so that it is seen from a certain direction and at a certain distance, for example, as a loudspeaker in a listening room. So you can play surround content through the built in speakers or headphones connected without the spatial sound impression is lost.

Sound level: Especially when you’re surrounded by a disturbing noise or the headphones or the speaker of the terminal are too low, the volume optimization of audio content of great benefit. Cingo raises this functionality to the volume of the audio signal via the conventional capabilities of the device beyond. So every detail is audible. Especially for audio content that is very quiet or have a high dynamic range, the technology is very helpful.

Tone control: Without Cingo the listening experience is largely determined by the quality of the headphones or speakers used. Cingo has an equalizer, the lack of quality in audio playback on smartphones and tablets compensates and corrects unpleasant resonance frequencies. For his development of numerous speakers and headphone models of different mobile devices were investigated in order to optimize the listening experience on the go.


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