CML Microcircuits announces a RALCWI (Robust Advanced Low Complexity Waveform Interpolation) vocoder IC. The product is the result of a co-operation between CML Microcircuits and SPIRIT DSP. The CML IC is named as the CMX618, which CML will market to worldwide communication markets based upon SPIRIT’s proprietary Low Bit-Rate Vocoder technology. The co-operation combines CML’s 39-year history of developing mixed-signal semiconductors for professional and leisure communication applications, with SPIRIT’s extensive experience in embedded voice products. The CMX618 is a flexible, half-duplex, highly integrated RALCWI vocoder IC suited to both wireless and wireline voice applications such as voice scramblers, alarm systems, military field applications and digital professional/leisure two-way radios (DMR/dPMR) to name but a few examples.