DIOTEK will integrate their speech recognition technology with Conexant’s CX20805 digital audio processor. DIOTEK’s speech recognition engine complements Conexant’s digital audio processor, which features a comprehensive collection of pre- and post-processing algorithms and far-field voice input technology. The integrated solution is ideal for smart home appliances, consumer electronics and educational toys.
Conexant Systems introduced their CX20805 digital audio processor. The CX20805 IC integrates high-speed USB 2.0, other key audio interfaces, advanced power management and a high-performance 800 MIPS digital signal processor. The new digital audio solution is based on the Conexant Audio Processing Engine (CAPE) architecture. Samples of the CX20805 DSP is available in a small footprint 9×9, 116 pin, dual-row QFN package. Prices start at $5.50 each (10K quantities). EVKs are available to qualified customers and partners next month.
Texas Instruments announced their new TMS320C553x digital signal processors. There are currently four devices: C5532, C5533, C5534 and C5535. The DSP devices feature total active core power of less than 0.15 mW/MHz at 1.05V and standby power of less than 0.15 mW. Pricing of the TI C553x DSPs start at $1.95 (in quantities of 1,000 units). They are ideal for adding signal processing to consumer audio and voice applications, portable medical equipment, biometric security, voice-activated home automation and flow meters.
ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ONNN), a premier supplier of high performance, energy efficient silicon solutions for green electronics, announced it has acquired privately held Sound Design Technologies, Ltd. (SDT) from an affiliate of Global Equity Capital, LLC, in an all cash transaction for initial consideration of approximately $22 million.
Tensilica®, Inc. announced that it has tested optimized C source code from Tata Elxsi’s extensive DSP (digital signal processing) software library and the existing code — including code optimized with industry standard C intrinsics — ran flawlessly on Tensilica’s new ConnX D2 DSP engine (announced August 24, 2009). This means that designers can rely on Tata Elxsi’s proven software services to quickly get new ConnX D2-based SOCs (system on chips) designed into innovative new products.
3L, the Multiprocessor Design Company, announced that it has joined the Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) Developer Network as a provider of multiprocessor design solutions. The announcement strengthens 3L’s multiprocessor design flow targeting TI digital signal processors (DSPs) and offers tighter integration between 3L’s Diamond multiprocessor tool suite and the TI portfolio of DSPs as well as Code Composer Studio (CCStudio) integrated development environment (IDE).
CEVA, Inc. [(Nasdaq: CEVA); (LSE: CVA)], a leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, announced the availability of fully-functional silicon for the 32-bit CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP core. The first chips were produced on SMIC’s 90nm process and exceeded 600MHz. SoC developers can leverage the newly available silicon to dramatically reduce the risk, design effort, development cost and time-to-market associated with designing a wide range of wireless, consumer and portable products addressed by the CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP core.
Tensilica,® Inc. announced the immediate availability of the Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) decoder on its popular HiFi 2 Audio DSP, which can be easily integrated into system-on-chip (SOC) designs. The implementation is based on software developed by Dolby and has passed Dolby’s certification procedure. Now designers of digital radio systems can use one processor core — Tensilica’s HiFi 2 Audio DSP — to run all decoders required throughout the world for digital radio, enabling a universal worldwide digital radio receiver. Tensilica’s HiFi 2 Audio DSP already has support for four other terrestrial and satellite standards: DAB, DAB+, HD Radio, and XM Radio.
Developers of data-intensive signal processing applications will benefit from the increased performance and value provided by the new TMS320C6457 digital signal processor (DSP), available at speeds of 1.2 GHz and 1 GHz from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN). The C6457 delivers up to 30 percent more performance at one-third less the cost of current single core DSP processors from TI. This performance lift is due to several memory and cache enhancements, while the cost reduction is achieved through a smaller process node. These improvements provide system savings, greater efficiency and increased design flexibility for networking, military, imaging and industrial markets, in applications such as medical imaging, radar, industrial vision systems and test equipment.
Developers can now deliver pixel-perfect images in their digital video designs without concerns for video format support, network bandwidth or system storage capacity limitations with the new TMS320DM365 digital media processor based on DaVinci[tm] technology from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN). The DM365 includes production-qualified H.264, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MJPEG and VC1 codecs, an integrated image signal processing (ISP) solution for intelligent video processing capabilities and a suite of on-board peripherals, saving developers up to 25 percent on their system cost.
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