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What is a codec?
Codec can stand for enCOder/DECoder or COmpressor/DECompressor. It can be a hardware circuit that performs analog-to-digital conversion and digital-to-analog conversion. It can also refer to any SW or HW that compresses and decompresses audio and video data streams.
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2006-09-29 Despite ITU nod, China IPTV codec's future unclear
A domestically developed audio/video codec known as AVS is being considered as part of a global IPTV standard being drafted by the ITU. Still, some of China's largest companies appear to be turning their back on it.
2007-11-26 CSR puts RealAudio codec in Internet radio design
CSR has embedded the RealNetworks RealAudio codec in its Internet radio example design, RadioPro, providing users of RadioPro-based products access to the widest possible range of online content.
2004-04-29 Cradle rolls 30fps H.264 codec
Cradle has developed a full H.264 video codec, including controller, audio and video encoders and decoders, and a 10/100 Ethernet MAC.
2007-10-04 Compression codec transmits HD video wirelessly
ADI has introduced a video compression codec that enables the wireless transmission of HD video in real-timewithout any loss in picture qualityover home connections.
2008-10-29 Compact audio codec improves capacity of portables
Texas Instruments has released the TLV320AIC3254 1.8V audio codec with integrated power management and dual miniDSP audio processing engines.
2007-07-02 Codec with speaker, video buffer is small at 4-by-4mm
Wolfson Microelectronics launches the WM8941, a high-performance low-power codec with an integrated video buffer and speaker driver to enhance the performance of digital still and video cameras.
2011-04-18 CODEC transmits HD video through 300m cable
Gennum and NuMedia introduce the Aviia HD Visually Lossless CODEC (HD-VLC) and reference design, which provides a solution for the transmission of HD video over coaxial cable greater than 300m.
2007-10-17 Codec touts power management, 'no compromise' audio
Wolfson Microelectronics has started sampling the first device in a planned family of power management products that are part of the Edinburgh, Scotland-based company's AudioPlus strategy.
2006-01-18 Codec switches between Class AB and Class D
Wolfson Microelectronics plc announced what it claims is the first Class AB-to-Class D switchable stereo codec for portable applications.
2008-06-12 Codec stretches audio playback times, reduces power use
Wolfson Microelectronics recently launched the first in the company's next generation of low-power audio devices, an audio codec designed to extend playback time.
2006-10-06 Codec software driver brings HD Audio to modern PCs
IDT has announced the availability of a high-definition audio (HD Audio) codec software driver that enables advanced audio capabilities in Windows Vista-compliant systems.
2007-08-03 Codec nudges forward wireless stereo headsets
Open Interface North America rolls out a lossless audio codec that provides better performance than its competitors without requiring new hardware.
2010-05-07 Codec integrates discrete analog front-end
Nuvoton Technology Corp.'s N681622 codec integrates all the AFE transistors needed for a single-channel FXS into one low-cost package.
2006-02-15 Codec integrates Class-D speaker driver
The new WM8960 codec from Wolfson is the company's first 24bit codec that integrates a filterless Class-D speaker driver.
2009-12-11 Codec integrates Class W headphone, line drivers
Wolfson's ultralow-power codec with Class W headphone and line drivers extends playback time in portable applications, such as media players, headsets, voice recorders and multimedia phones.
2005-09-07 Codec expands portable features
Wolfson introduced a stereo codec for portable multimedia apps, including cellular phonesthat is said to integrate high-quality audio performance and enhanced mixing capabilities, with low-power consumption
2007-06-06 Codec enhances voice recording in digital cameras
Asahi Kasei EMD Corp. releases AK4646, a low-power, high quality stereo ADC and DAC suited for digital video cameras, still cameras and other voice recording equipment.
2007-07-18 Codec boosts audio fidelity in PCs, supports VoIP
IDT new low-power, high-definition PC audio codec can help bring home-entertainment-level audio fidelity to enterprise desktops and notebooks, while supporting mobile user capabilities like VoIP.
2016-04-08 Codec allows real-time processing of 4K UHD video
The latest devices from NEC are capable of encoding 4K/UHD video to about one five hundredth of its original size, while performing ultra-low delay encoding and decoding of nearly 99ms.
2004-03-26 CML IC offers voice codec/processor, audio PA
CML Microcircuits has released its latest digital radio baseband processor IC that is an advanced IC combined on-chip with a voice codec/processor and an audio PA.
2004-03-22 CML baseband codec supports modern digital radio
CML has launched its CMX981 digital radio baseband processor IC that interfaces the analog and digital sections of a digital radio system.
2003-02-21 CML audio codec draws 1.9mA
The CMX649 multimode audio codec IC from CML Microcircuits (UK) Ltd draws 1.9mA at 2.7V.
2004-12-24 CML ADM voice codec provides full duplex functions
The CMX649 adaptive delta modulation voice codec from CML provides full duplex codec functions optimized for cost effective, portable, wireless apps.
2002-07-05 Cirrus MPEG codec chip integrated into Intel reference design
Cirrus Logic Inc.'s CS92288 MPEG A/V codec chip has been incorporated into Intel Corp.'s Media Center Reference Design.
2006-04-03 Chinese A/V codec rises
A Chinese A/V codec is on the verge of becoming a national standarda domestic rival to MPEG-4/H.264 and WMV-9 that backers say will save China-based manufacturers and consumers millions of dollars in fees and royalties in the next few years.
2007-04-04 China Netcom to implement domestic A/V codec
China Netcom, one of China's major wired-telecom companies, will implement a homegrown A/V codec in its fledgling IPTV network this year.
2004-09-06 Blu-ray Disc BD-ROM adds MicrosoftVC-1 video codec
The Blu-ray Disc Association and Microsoft have agreed to include the VC-1 advanced compression video codec, the proposed SMPTE standard based on Windows Media Video 9, as a mandatory codec in Blu-ray Disc's BD-ROM specification for video playback equipment.
2008-11-04 Batteries get a boost via portable audio codec
Cirrus Logic has developed a portable audio codec dubbed the CS42L55 that consumes 5.1mW of quiescent power in playback mode and features a bimodal, patent-pending Class H technology.
2008-01-10 Audio processor with Class D codec promises high flexibility
ST's STA331 audio processor, with integrated, high-efficiency Class D codec, offers a very high level of flexibility that enables it to be used across the full range of consumer audio products.
2007-12-28 Audio codec/power management IC enhances Core Logic PNDs
austriamicrosystems has announced that Core Logichas selected its AS3518 audio codec and advanced power management IC (audio front end) to power a reference design aimed at PNDs and multimedia phones.
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