April 3, 2012 -- CEVA, Inc. today announced the availability of the industry's first implementation of the popular Skype SILK super-wideband speech codec on a DSP core. Optimized for the 32-bit CEVA-TeakLite-III family of audio DSPs and forward compatible with future versions of the CEVA-TeakLite DSP architecture, CEVA's implementation of the SILK codec delivers a high-quality, cost-efficient voice-communications solution for both mobile and digital home applications, with significant power savings compared to alternative solutions.
The SILK super-wideband 24-KHz codec, developed and used by Skype, enables high-quality voice communications through PC, mobile device and Smart TV applications. The computational complexity of wideband codecs, including the SILK codec, requires native 32-bit data processing rather than traditional 16- or 24-bit DSPs to achieve the optimal performance. The CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP is the only mass market proven native 32-bit DSP IP core that has been specifically architected to address these stringent wideband codec-performance requirements.
For the many of those already deploying the CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP for voice/ audio processing in their mobile and digital home SOCs, this implementation of SILK enables them to easily embed this super-wideband speech codec for Skype support into their existing designs.
More about CEVA-TeakLite-III
The CEVA-TeakLite-III is a native 32-bit, high-performance audio DSP core, used in mobile application processors, audio codec chips, baseband processor chips and home entertainment main SOCs, to handle, among other tasks, advanced audio and voice scenarios, such as multi-microphone noise suppression for clearer voice communication and multi-stream audio playback with various post-processing functions. The DSP-based solution includes a configurable cached memory subsystem, a comprehensive set of optimized audio and voice codecs, and complete software development kit, including software development tools, prototype boards, test chips, system drivers and RTOS.
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