SoftRISC's echo canceller eliminates the need for separate DSP or AEC chips on CPUs, helping to significantly reduce cost and power consumptionSunnyvale, CA – June 29, 2006
– SoftRISC, a leading provider of VoIP and multimedia software solutions for RISC platforms, today announced its Echo Canceller will provide Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) capabilities on future Symbol Technologies’ mobile computers. SoftRISC’s field-proven solutions enable superior voice quality, while simultaneously eliminating the need for separate DSP and AEC chips by software implementation on host CPUs.
With SoftRISC’s CPU-based technology, Symbol can design voice and multimedia solutions with quality equal to that of DSP-based solutions, without the use of DSP and AEC chips. Such an innovative solution results in reduction of BOM, board space, power consumption and design complexity. SoftRISC will also provide Symbol with solutions critical for deploying enhanced VoWiFi, including ITU compliant Speech Codec along with integrated Acoustic Echo Canceller and Automatic Gain Control.
“Symbol mobile computers provide mobile executives with real-time access to people and information both inside and outside the office,” said David Chu, senior director of mobile computing, Symbol Technologies. “Our relationship with SoftRISC will help to provide customers with a cost-effective VoWiFi solution designed for the rigors of everyday use.”
“Optimized for Intel XScale® technology, SoftRISC’s VoIP and multimedia implementations help customers reduce costs by providing the desired echo cancelling capability without the need for a dedicated DSP,” said Gary Forni, Director of Handheld Platform Software Enabling, Intel Mobility Group. “SoftRISC’s expertise in DSP replacement solutions makes them a good complement to Intel’s PXA product line.”
"The combination of SoftRISC's VoIP technology and Symbol Technologies' rugged, Windows CE-based mobile computers opens a whole new realm of reliable, customizable real-time data and communications possibilities for businesses," said Jane Gilson, director, Mobile and Embedded Devices Division, Microsoft Corp. “SoftRISC has successfully demonstrated its ability to deliver VoIP solutions across many of Microsoft’s operating systems, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration to infuse voice-enabled functionality into our partners' embedded devices."About SoftRISC
SoftRISC Communication Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of VoIP and Multimedia software solutions on RISC platforms. SoftRISC specializes in developing IP communication software on host CPUs, thus eliminating the need for a separate DSP chip/core. SoftRISC’s CPU-based, standards-compliant solutions enable robust, cost effective, power efficient consumer communications devices without any loss of voice or media quality, as measured by various standards organizations. SoftRISC’s solutions can be found in mobile phones, IP phones, WiFi phones, VoIP soft phones, MP3 players, VoIP residential gateways, PMPs, Set-top boxes, and MPEG-4 players. For additional details, please visit www.SoftRISC.com