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STMicroelectronics, Spirit DSP giving out free audio software

Posted: 30 Sep 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:STM32 Audio Engine? open-source? STM32 microcontrollers? audio software?

STMicroelectronics has partnered with Spirit DSP to provide a no-charge access to professionally developed audio software. This is a move to encourage product developers to exploit the full potential of STM32 microcontrollers in portable and home-audio products, using the audio engine optimized for STM32 architecture.

Innovative semiconductor solutions provider STMicroelectronics, has partnered with audio experts Spirit DSP to provide a no-charge access to professionally developed audio software which offers enhanced features and performance compared with typical open-source alternatives. This will significantly encourage product developers in exploiting the full potential of STM32 microcontrollers in portable and home-audio products, using the audio engine optimized for STM32 architecture.

General Manager of ST's Microcontroller Division, Michel Buffa says, "Our customers can now access the benefits of that [Spirit DSP's audio] expertise without charge, combined with the advanced performance, features and scalability inherent in the STM32, to deliver innovative, highly featured products to market quickly and at competitive prices."

The company highlights advantages such as high-quality codec, rich audio-system features, low memory usage, long battery life and full technical support. The STM32 Spirit Audio Engine provides audio decoders and studio utilities for product developers.

While the software is free of charge for developers, license charge and royalties related to the use of MP3 and WMA technologies in the final product are not included and are due by the user to the appropriate entities.





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