Super wideband (SWB) communication calls more and more attention as can be seen by the standardization activities of SWB extensions for well-established wideband codecs, e.g. G.722 or G.711.1. This paper presents a technical solution for extending the G.722 codec and compares the new technology to other standardized SWB codecs. Hereby, a closer look is given on the concept of extending technologies to more capabilities in contrast to non-backwards compatible solutions.
Bibliographic reference. Schmidt, Konstantin / Schnell, Markus / Rettelbach, Nikolaus / Lutzky, Manfred / Issing, Jochen (2009): "On the cost of backward compatibility for communication codecs", In INTERSPEECH-2009, 2619-2622.