MOUNTAIN VIEW, USA: CEVA Inc., the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, announced the availability of a Dolby high-definition (HD) audio codec suite, including 7.1-channel Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIx and Dolby Digital encoder for the CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP core, recently named the 'best all around audio processor' in a comprehensive report on DSP cores by The Linley Group.
CEVA-HD-Audio, built on the widely adopted CEVA-TeakLite-III, is the most compact and power-efficient solution available for HD audio integration into home entertainment and consumer ICs, including chips for Blu-ray Disc players, DTVs and STBs.
The solution supports the most demanding Blu-ray Disc use cases in a single DSP core, resulting in simplified SoC design, lower overall cost and reduced die size compared to other solutions requiring dual audio processors.
"Dolby is focused on enabling great entertainment across a wide range of content and devices," said Jason Power, Senior Director of Marketing, Broadcast, Dolby Laboratories. "We are excited to work with CEVA to accelerate the creation of new products with outstanding audio."
CEVA also announced it has licensed the Dolby MS10 and MS11 multistream decoders to support next generation digital television (DTV) and set-top box (STB) designs which require multi-format audio capability for multiple content sources.
Dolby MS10 can decode multiple premium broadcast audio formats for TVs and set-top boxes, including Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse, Dolby Digital, HE AAC, and AAC bitstreams. The Dolby MS11 multistream decoder adds several audio post-processing technologies, including Dolby Volume, and 5.1 channel audio mixing. Together, they provide a full DTV and STB audio solution, which cover most device types, geographies and worldwide broadcast standards.
"Dolby has taken an important step forward with MS10 and MS11 in terms of simplifying audio codecs and post-processing integration for the evolving needs of our customers. The rapid convergence of audio content from multiple sources in a variety of formats requires a powerful and flexible solution. The combination of our CEVA-HD-Audio offering with the efficiency of the Dolby HD Audio codec suite for DTV, STB, and Blu-ray Disc applications will reduce the time and cost of developing SoCs for these next-generation consumer products," said Eran Briman, vice president of marketing at CEVA.
CEVA-HD-Audio is based on the CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP core, and includes a configurable cached memory subsystem, a comprehensive set of HD audio codecs, and complete software development kit, including software development tools, prototype boards, test chips, systems drivers and RTOS.