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Tensilica, Spirit DSP deliver mobile multimedia solutions

Posted: 10 Jun 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:mobile multimedia? software? mobile Internet device?

Voice, audio and video software engine supplier Spirit DSP and Tensilica Inc. have partnered to deliver 18 optimized, high quality digital audio and voice software packages that run on Tensilica's HiFi 2 Audio Engine.

Under the strategic partnership the two companies will work on porting the full Spirit audio and wideband voice engines to Tensilica's HiFi 2 platform. The Spirit Voice Engine brings high quality real-time wideband voice and video to next generation VoIP equipment such as mobile Internet devices (MIDs), VoIP phones, video conferencing terminals, IP STBs, residential gateways and multimedia terminal adapters. The Spirit Audio Engine is a comprehensive software solution supporting all popular music formats along with audio performance functions such as a parametric equalizer, loudness control, and channel mixing.

Immediately available, SPIRIT audio software packages include: AAC-LC decode and encode, aacPlus v1 and v2 decode and encode, BSAC decode, MP3 decode and encode, Ogg Vorbis decode, and WMA decode and encode. Voice codecs include AMR-NB (narrowband), AMR-WB and G.729AB.

"Tensilica's HiFi 2 Audio Engine is becoming the architecture of choice for adding audio and VoIP to a wide range of SOC designs, from mobile TV, phones, MIDs and other entertainment products to gateway and other VoIP terminal devices," said Slava Borilin, Spirit's VP of products. "Our customers have been asking us to support Spirit's Audio and Voice Engines on HiFi 2. With our collaboration, SPIRIT will deliver these engines for best-in-class audio and voice enabled devices."

As part of the strategic partnership, SPIRIT has joined Tensilica's Xtensions Network of partners. Tensilica's HiFi 2 Audio Engine is a fully programmable processor core optimized for audio and voice applications, with a library of over 30 of the most popular audio software packages. Built on the full featured Xtensa 32bit RISC CPU architecture it can also run operating systems, control code, and other functions.

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