GIPS Ports VoiceEngine Embedded Software to ADI Blackfin Processors

Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI) announced that Global IP Solutions (GIPS) has ported and optimized its VoiceEngine Embedded software application for the ADI Blackfin(R) family of processors. GIPS’ VoiceEngine Embedded is designed for use in CPU-based VoIP equipment such as hardware residential gateways and IP phones, and has been used by a number of key players in the VoIP market including Nortel, Skype, WebEx, Yahoo! and AOL. ADI’s Blackfin is a 16/32-bit embedded processor that blends microcontroller (MCU) and digital signal processing (DSP) capabilities in one integrated chip.

The two companies will be demonstrating a VoIP gateway running the GIPS VoiceEngine Embedded on UC Linux powered by an ADI Blackfin BF537 in the GIPS booth (#540) at the Spring VON Conference in San Jose, March 19 – 22.

“As the VoIP market accelerates, developers and manufacturers are realizing that two of the most important factors determining whether or not they will be successful are voice quality and time to market,” said Jerry McGuire, Vice President, General Purpose DSP Group, Analog Devices, Inc. “By working with a market leader like Global IP solutions, we can offer our customers a high-performance, high-quality VoIP voice solution that is ported, optimized, and ready to go.”

“The performance, power, and functionality profile of Blackfin is a superb fit for GIPS’ high-quality embedded VoIP solutions,” said Gary Hermansen CEO and President of Global IP Solutions. “GIPS media processing capabilities meet the highest requirements of VoIP equipment manufacturers and we are excited to be working closely with Analog Devices.”

GIPS’ VoiceEngine Embedded software application for the ADI Blackfin family of processors is now available for VoIP equipment developers.

A Convergent Future Demands Blackfin-Class Processing
Analog Devices’ Blackfin embodies a new breed of 16/32-bit embedded processor with the industry’s highest performance and power efficiency for applications where a convergence of capabilities — multi-format audio, video, voice and image processing; multi-mode baseband and packet processing; and real-time security and control processing — are critical. It is this powerful combination of software flexibility and scalability that has gained Blackfin widespread adoption in convergent applications such as digital home entertainment, networked and streaming media, automotive telematics and infotainment, and digital radio and mobile TV.

Because developers today seek to reduce time to market by choosing a robust ecosystem that brings them nearer to the capabilities of their end-products, Analog Devices provides an industry-leading tools, starter kits and support including the familiar ADI CROSSCORE(R) software and hardware tools that support other Blackfin Processors. These include the award-winning VisualDSP++(R) integrated development and debug environment (IDDE), emulators, and EZ-KIT Lite(R) evaluation hardware.

About Global IP Solutions
Global IP Solutions offers multimedia technologies for real-time communications over packet networks and enable companies to deliver IP applications that offer the highest quality user experience, as well as revenue-enhancing opportunities across a multitude of devices and services. Global IP Solutions provides best-in-class voice and video quality and fidelity in end-to-end IP communications with robustness against packet loss. Global IP Solutions’ world-renowned media processing and IP telephony experts deliver these solutions to service providers, enterprises, applications developers, network equipment, and gateway and chip manufacturers. Companies using Global IP Solutions products include Nortel, Skype, WebEx, Yahoo!, AOL, EarthLink, BlueCross/BlueShield and other key players in the VoIP market. Global IP Solutions is a member of the Intel(R) PCA Developer Network, the Motorola Design Alliance and Symbian Platinum Partners. Global IP Solutions has headquarters in San Francisco and offices in Santa Barbara, Stockholm, Hong Kong and Boston.

About Analog Devices
Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Celebrating 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices’ common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “ADI” and is included in the S&P 500 Index.

1 Blackfin, CROSSCORE, VisualDSP++, and EZ-KIT Lite are registered trademarks of Analog Devices, Inc.