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Low power spectral band replication technology for the MPEG-4 audio standard

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10 Author(s)
Chong Kok Seng ; Panasonic Singapore Labs. Pte Ltd., Singapore ; N. Tanaka ; T. Nomura ; O. Shimada
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Spectral band replication (SBR) is the bandwidth extension technology for the MPEG-4 audio extension 1 standard. Its principle is based on mapping the low-frequency portion of an audio signal coded at low bitrate to the missing high-frequency region, and uses a small amount of information embedded in the audio bitstream to shape the energy envelop and tone to a noise ratio of the mapped signals, such that they aurally resemble the high-frequency spectrum of the original signal, and thereby deliver compact disc-like listening sensation to the listeners. Low power SBR (LP-SBR) is a simplified version of the SBR technology that applies real-valued processing to all SBR modules, and applies aliasing reduction tools to suppress the resultant aliasing artifacts. LP-SBR requires 40% less computational cost compared to the original SBR. This paper describes the causes of aliasing artifacts and the principles behind the anti-aliasing solutions.

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Information, Communications and Signal Processing, 2003 and Fourth Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia. Proceedings of the 2003 Joint Conference of the Fourth International Conference on  (Volume:3 )

Date of Conference:

15-18 Dec. 2003