By BDTIJanuary 30, 2008 -- dspdesignline.com
VeriSilicon has released a licenseable DSP core, the ZSP800, and an associated development platform, VZ.AudioHD, optimized for "HD" audio applications.
The term "high definition audio" can mean different things to different people. For Verisilicon, "HD audio" refers to the audio requirements assocaited with digital high-definition TV (HDTV), high-definition optical media (Blu-ray and HD DVD), and games (Playstation 3 for Blu-ray, Xbox 360 for HD DVD) that support such media.
VeriSilicon's VZ.AudioHD platform builds on the company's earlier VZ.Audio platform. The VZ.AudioHD platform includes optimized software for many of the required compression algorithms. Verisilcon acquired the "ZSP" family of DSP cores from LSI Logic in 2006. The ZSP family includes a large number of DSP cores aimed at a wide variety of markets including portable audio players, DVD players, personal music players, VoIP hardware, and other wired and wireless communications devices.
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