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CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP Receives DTS-HD Master Audio™ Logo Certification
Certification of Fully Optimized Codecs on Actual CEVA-TeakLite-III Hardware Guarantees Compliancy and Performance Across all CEVA-TeakLite-III Based Design
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 12, 2011 — CEVA, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEVA); (LSE: CVA), the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, announced today that its CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP core has been awarded DTS-HD Master Audio™ Logo certification. The certification, achieved using fully optimized SW implementations on an actual hardware platform of the CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP core, provides developers of high-end audio SoCs with a proven hardware and software solution that streamlines design cycle and substantially shortens time to market for DTS-HD compliant products.
The native 32-bit CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP core, recently named the best overall audio processor by The Linley Group in its 2010 report on CPU and DSP cores, is the foundation for the CEVA-HD-Audio solution. The single-core solution is the most compact and power-efficient HD audio offering available for integration into home entertainment and consumer ICs, with lower overall cost and reduced die size compared to other audio solutions, some requiring dual processors for advanced audio use-cases.
The DTS-HD Master Audio Logo certification makes fully optimized implementations of DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD Hi Resolution, DTS-HD LBR™, DTS-ES™, DTS 96/24™, DTS Digital Surround™ and DTS Neo:6™ codecs immediately available on the CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP. The DSP’s innovative 32-bit audio processing capabilities are instrumental in enabling the industry’s most efficient implementation of the full DTS-HD codec suite, consuming less MHz than any other IP core for a Blu-ray Disc use case. For instance, the worst-case Blu-ray Disc use-case based on DTS-HD Master Audio would consume less than 340MHz on a single CEVA-TeakLite-III processor, representing less than 40% of available MHz at a 65nmG process node.
“We are pleased that CEVA has received DTS-HD Master Audio certification for their new line of audio processors. The CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP will allow users to fully experience DTS’s high definition audio. As a result, customers can efficiently incorporate best in class DTS-certified sound quality in their products using this new high performance and cost effective audio engine,” said Brian Towne, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at DTS.
“The CEVA-HD-Audio solution has become popular among HD Audio SoC developers, as evidenced by its adoption by multiple tier-1 digital TVs, set-top boxes and Blu-ray Disc IC vendors. With DTS-HD Master Audio certification, the CEVA-TeakLite-III-based platform delivers a no-compromises solution – industry-leading performance and 32-bit audio quality proven to reduce development time, design cost, and that meets stringent area and power needs,” said Eran Briman, Vice President of Marketing at CEVA.
CEVA-HD-Audio is built on the CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP core, and 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.
To learn more about CEVA-HD-Audio, visit www.ceva-dsp.com/hdaudio.
The CEVA-HD-Audio solution, including the DTS-HD audio codecs, is currently available for licensing. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About DTS, Inc.
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI) is dedicated to making digital entertainment exciting, engaging and effortless by providing state-of-the-art audio technology to hundreds of millions of DTS-licensed consumer electronics products worldwide. From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory audio format in the Blu-ray Disc standard and is now increasingly deployed in enabling digital delivery of movies and other forms of digital entertainment on a growing array of network-connected consumer devices. DTS technology is in home theaters, car audio systems, PCs, game consoles, DVD players, televisions, digital media players, set-top boxes, smart phones, surround music software and every device capable of playing Blu-ray discs. Founded in 1993, DTS’ corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas, California with its licensing operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland. DTS also has offices in Northern California, Washington, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For further information, please visit www.dts.com. DTS is a registered trademark of DTS, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. (c) 2010 DTS, Inc. All rights reserved.
About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the world’s leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) DSP cores and platform solutions for the mobile handset, portable and consumer electronics markets. CEVA’s IP portfolio includes comprehensive technologies for cellular baseband (2G / 3G / 4G), multimedia, HD video and audio, voice over packet (VoP), Bluetooth, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA). In 2009, CEVA’s IP was shipped in over 330 million devices, powering handsets from 7 out of the top 8 handset OEMs, including Nokia, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and ZTE. Today, more than one in every three handsets shipped worldwide is powered by a CEVA DSP core. For more information, visit www.ceva-dsp.com.