SoftRISC's VoIP codec solution on ARM provides superior voice quality while simultaneously reducing cost and power consumptionSunnyvale, CA -- February 14, 2007
– SoftRISC, a leading provider of VoIP and multimedia software solutions for RISC platforms, today announced that its field-deployed VoIP codec solutions will provide VoWLAN capabilities on Paragon Wireless’s GSM/VoWLAN Dual-Mode Smart phones. SoftRISC’s solution enables Paragon to use ARM CPU resources, which significantly reduce Paragon’s BOM cost, and board space, thus improving design implementation time without compromising voice quality for end users.
By eliminating the need for a DSP chip, SoftRISC’s codec solutions provide Paragon with more flexibility and performance capabilities using a significantly smaller footprint and reduced power. This enables Paragon to take full advantage of its board space for adding VoIP and other media capabilities on its mobile phones. SoftRISC’s codec solutions meet all IEEE, ITU, and ETSI standards.
“We are very pleased to work with Paragon Wireless to provide our robust VoIP solutions for its world class Dual-Mode Smart phones,” said Ashok Setty, CEO of SoftRISC. “Our ARM-based codec solutions allow our licensees to save significant design and implementation cost while simultaneously providing the voice quality that end users have come to expect, especially in sensitive applications such as mobile phones.”
“Our mobile phones required a well optimized, yet robust VoIP codec solution that met our high standards. SoftRISC’s solution was an exact fit for our dual mode phones,” said Ilkka Pouttu, Vice President Sales and Marketing at Paragon Wireless. “We are very happy with the quality and support SoftRISC provides, and we already have other SoftRISC solutions in the pipeline for future Paragon products.”
Along with VoIP solutions, SoftRISC provides systems solutions on RISC processor for wireless, Fax over IP, Voice over WiFi, multimedia audio, and video. Semiconductor companies, end-product manufacturers of cell phones, PDAs, WiFi phones, ATAs, MP3 players and soft-phone customers all look to SoftRISC for highly optimized solutions that facilitate the development of cost-efficient, yet highly superior end products. SoftRISC supports a wide array of processors – ARM, MIPS, PowerPC, ARC, SH, Blackfin, TI OMAP, etc.About Paragon Wireless
Paragon Wireless delivers customizable, cost-effective VoWLAN handsets and solutions, which are readily deployable with a user-friendly interface. Paragon Wireless is funded by leading VC firms and managed by experienced industry leaders. With our first-to-market commercialization of SIP/IMS-based dual mode solutions for both GSM and CDMA, Paragon Wireless addresses the market with an extensive IP portfolio and standards compliant innovations. For more information on Paragon Wireless, please visit www.parawireless.com
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, Navigational Consumer Devices, VoIP residential gateways, PMPs, Set-top boxes, and MPEG-4 players. For additional details, please visit www.SoftRISC.com