First IP core solution to offer DTS neural surround unveiled

18th October 2013
Posted By : Nat Bowers
First IP core solution to offer DTS neural surround unveiled

Cadence Design Systems is the first IP core supplier to offer DTS Neural Surround Support. DTS Neural Surround, combined with the Cadence Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSPs, brings a home theater-like experience to automobiles and A/V receivers. This significantly enhances the sound quality of upmixing from compressed media file types such as MP3.

Geir Skaaden, senior vice president of products and platforms, DTS, comments: “Cadence continues to expand its leadership position with the Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSP by bringing new, highly optimized and innovative audio solutions like DTS Neural Surround for next generation car audio processors and investing in extensive testing to ensure product robustness and quality.”

Using advanced techniques to encode up to 7.1 channels of audio to stereo, DTS Neural Surround technology maintains the surround queues from the discrete digital multi-channel track. Offering an experience as close to the original discrete multi-channel audio as possible, the two-channel audio can then be broadcast in stereo or converted back up to 7.1 channels on the consumer end product enabled with Neural Surround.

“Many recent sports and music broadcasts, including Rolling Stones concerts and the 2013 Super Bowl, were broadcast in DTS Neural Surround to ensure that fans received the highest level quality audio,” commented Jack Guedj, Cadence’s corporate vice president, IP Group.

The most widely used licensable audio/voice DSP family, Cadence’s Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSP features support for over 100 proven audio/voice software packages. With over 55 companies licensing the HiFi DSP family, more than 200 million HiFi DSP cores have been shipped in their smartphones, tablets, computers, digital televisions, home entertainment systems and other devices.

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