Tensilica and SPIRIT DSP form strategic partnership - Embedded.com

Tensilica and SPIRIT DSP form strategic partnership

LONDON — SPIRIT DSP and Tensilica Inc. have formed a strategic partnership and can now deliver 18 optimized, high quality digital audio and voice software packages that run on Tensilica's HiFi 2 Audio Engine, an increasingly popular audio architecture for system-on-chip designs.

Available now are SPIRIT (Moscow, Russia) audio software packages including AAC-LC decode and encode, aacPlus v1 and v2 decode and encode, BSAC decode, MP3 decode and encode, Ogg Vorbis decode, and WMA decode and encode. Voice codecs include AMR-NB (narrowband), AMR-WB and G.729AB.

In addition, under the strategic partnership the two companies will work on porting the full SPIRIT audio and wideband voice engines to Tensilica's (Santa Clara, Calif.) HiFi 2 platform. The SPIRIT voice engine brings high quality real-time wideband voice and video to next generation VoIP equipment, such as mobile internet devices (MIDs), video IP-phones, video conferencing terminals, IP set-top boxes, residential gateways and multimedia terminal adapters.

The SPIRIT audio engine supports popular music formats along with audio performance functions such as a parametric equalizer, loudness control, and channel mixing.

As part of the strategic partnership, SPIRIT has joined Tensilica's Xtensions Network of partners.

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