February 15, 2012 -- CEVA, Inc. and Dirac Research AB, a specialist in high-end audio technology, have partnered to deliver advanced speaker-correction capabilities for the 32-bit CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP targeting mobile, home and automotive applications. These Dirac technologies extend CEVA's position in low-power, high-performance, audio platforms and this solution is already in use by a top-tier audio chip vendor.
The Dirac HD Sound solution is a mixed-phase speaker-correction technology that optimizes a sound system's transient reproduction for optimal performance and clarity. This software offering has now been fully optimized for the native 32-bit processing capabilities of the CEVA-TeakLite-III architecture, ensuring a cost-efficient low-power and low system-overhead solution, even within constrained systems. The two companies will demonstrate the combined solution at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 27- March 1, 2012.
"CEVA is recognized for its advanced 32-bit audio DSPs, with numerous production design wins and broad market adoption. Its audio-tuned architecture and advanced instruction set provide a cost-effective and high-quality platform on which to implement the Dirac HD Sound technology. Using CEVA's comprehensive software development tools and itsr excellent support, we were able to produce and demonstrate a fully optimized version of Dirac HD Sound in a matter of days," said Mathias Johansson, CEO at Dirac.
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 scenarios, such as multi-stream audio playback with various post-processing functions for enhanced audio experience. The DSP-based solution includes a configurable cached memory subsystem, a comprehensive set of optimized HD audio codecs, and complete software-development kit, including software-development tools, prototype boards, test chips, system drivers and RTOS.
About Dirac Research AB
Dirac Research is a premier R&D company specializing in high-performance digital sound optimization, room correction and sound field synthesis. The company was founded by researchers from the Signals & Systems Group of Uppsala University, Sweden, which has fostered eight Nobel Prize laureates. With Dirac's patented toolbox for efficient and accurate audio system optimization, customers such as BMW, Bentley, Rolls Royce and Datasat Digital Entertainment have achieved dramatically improved sound quality and a shortened time-to-market.
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