Tensilica Announces Dolby Pro Logic II, IIx Decoders for Xtensa HiFi 2

Tensilica,® Inc. announced that it has added the Dolby® Pro Logic® II and Pro Logic IIx decoders to its audio codec library for Tensilica’s Xtensa® HiFi 2 Audio Engine, one of the most popular commercial audio cores for system-on-chip (SOC) designs. Both Dolby Pro Logic decoders are essential sound processing technologies employed in home theater AV receivers. Dolby Pro Logic II creates a captivating 5.1-channel surround sound experience from any stereo movie, music, TV, or game audio source. Dolby Pro Logic IIx extends the sound experience up to a full 7.1-channel configuration for highly realistic, natural surround sound.

“By adding Dolby Pro Logic II and IIx decoders to our HiFi 2 audio codec library, we can quickly satisfy the needs of designers developing SOCs for home entertainment and multichannel in-car audio systems,” stated Larry Przywara, Tensilica’s director of mobile multimedia.

“For anyone designing a chip for home and automotive entertainment systems, Tensilica’s HiFi 2 Audio Engine provides a proven, approved, drop-in audio solution,” said Craig Eggers, senior partner marketing manager, Dolby Laboratories. “Today’s announcement helps speed the creation of new products that deliver outstanding surround sound for consumers.”

Tensilica’s HiFi Audio Engine is a fully programmable processor core optimized for audio applications, with a library of over 50 of the most popular audio software packages. Other Dolby approved packages include: Dolby Digital Decode, Dolby Digital Creator Encode, Dolby Digital Compatible Output Encode, Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 and 7.1-channel Decode, and Dolby TrueHD Decode.

Availability
The Dolby Pro Logic II and IIx decoders are available for shipment now to all Dolby approved licensees of Tensilica’s Diamond Standard 330HiFi or the Xtensa HiFi 2 Audio Engine.

About Tensilica
Tensilica, Inc., is the recognized leader in customizable applications processors, DSPs and standard IP cores for audio, video, imaging, security, networking, and baseband signal processing. The automated design tools behind all of Tensilica’s customizable applications processor cores powers top tier semiconductor companies, innovative start-ups, and system OEMs for high-volume products including mobile phones, consumer electronics devices (including portable media players, digital TV, and broadband set top boxes), computers, and storage, networking and communications equipment.

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