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Strategic Partnership Formed to Deliver Mobile Multimedia Audio and Voice

Wed, 06/11/2008 - 9:05am
SPIRIT DSP, a supplier of voice, audio and video software engines, and Tensilica,® Inc. have formed a strategic partnership and can now deliver 18 optimized, high quality digital audio and voice software packages that run on Tensilica's HiFi 2 Audio Engine, an increasingly popular audio architecture for system-on-chip (SOC) designs.

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.

In addition, 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), Video IP-phones, video conferencing terminals, IP set-top boxes, residential gateways and multimedia terminal adapters. Spirit's Audio Engine is a popular, easy-to-integrate high-quality player/recorder solution for both mobile/portable audio and professional appliances. 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.

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® 32-bit RISC CPU architecture it can also run operating systems, control code, and other functions.


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