StarCore to release voice Codecs at 3GSM World Congress 2005 -

StarCore to release voice Codecs at 3GSM World Congress 2005


Austin, TX– Having realized the challenges that its customers may have in acquiring high quality voice coders (Vocoders) on increasingly tight schedule, StarCore is launching its StarCodecs line. StarCodecs consist of highly optimized GSM vocoders adhering to the standards of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute or (ETSI) . The devices will be shown at 3GSM World Congress in Cannes from February 14th to 17th, 2005.

The voice coders are GSM Full Rate (FR), GSM Half Rate (HR), GSM Enhanced Full Rate (EFR), and GSM Adaptive Multi-Rate (AMR) bundled with EFR. These vocoders, available in either object or source form, are optimized for the wireless handset market on both SC1200 and SC1400 families of cores and offer an extremely small memory foot print, and reduced cycle count.

StarCore is also showing its new StarCore SC2200 and SC2400 synthesizable digital signal processor (DSP) cores at 3GSM World Congress. The cores are optimized for multimedia, communications, and consumer applications. protection, and a short pipe. The SC2000 product family features new instructions that accelerate video coding (such as H.264 and MPEG-4) and reduce code size. New user and privileged modes and a memory protection unit enable easier porting of real-time operating systems and the convergence of several embedded applications on a single StarCore processor core.

System developers will be able to take advantage of this feature to reduce the number of cores in a device, thus reducing cost, power consumption, and design complexity. And, since StarCore technology offers backward binary code compatibility across all product families, programmers and engineering managers can move swiftly to market without the significant recoding effort that is required with other processors. The SC2200 and SC2400 cores are scalable and synthesizable, making them ideal for a broad spectrum of applications, including wireless and multimedia customer and communication devices.

Stop by the StarCore booth at 3GSM World Congress in Cannes booth H18 in hall 3. For more information on StarCore and its intellectual property and services, visit

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