Sound-to-Silicon Offering Provides Customers With a Single Source for All Their Audio Hardware and Software Needs
FREMONT, Calif., May 25, 2010 -- Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ:VIRL), the semiconductor industry's trusted IP partner, today announced an expanded suite of certified, fully-optimized audio codecs that provide users with a robust and complete solution for a broad range of System-on-Chip (SoC) audio applications. The codecs are available for the AS 211SFX with dual MAC (Multiplier/Accumulator), the industry's smallest and lowest power audio digital signal processor (DSP), and have been fully certified and thoroughly tested. Virage Logic's Sound-to-Silicon audio solution is a complete hardware and software offering that includes the AS 211SFX, an extensive codec portfolio, the Media Streaming Framework, and the industry leading Sonic Focus(R) audio post processing software. The audio codecs are delivered as source code and are developed and supported by Virage Logic's team of audio experts.
"Already the industry's second most widely used processor architecture, Virage Logic is underscoring its investment in the ARC processor brand with an expanded suite of certified, fully optimized audio codecs," said Dr. Yankin Tanurhan, vice president and general manager of Virage Logic's Processor, SoC Infrastructure and NVM Solutions business units. "With this expanded suite of audio codecs, Virage Logic is boosting the Sound-to-Silicon product portfolio for portable and home audio markets to enhance the capabilities we can provide our customers."
About Virage Logic's Expanded Audio Codec Offering
Virage Logic's expanded suite of audio codecs includes the following:
- ARC aacPlus v1, v2 Decoder
- ARC AMR NB Encoder and Decoder
- ARC AMR WB Decoder
- ARC AMR WB Encoder
- ARC AMR WB+ Decoder
- ARC Dolby Digital (AC-3) Decoder
- ARC Dolby Digital (AC-3) Encoder
- ARC Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3) Decoder
- ARC FLAC Decoder
- ARC G.726 Encoder and Decoder
- ARC LC SBC Encoder and Decoder
- ARC Monkey's Audio Decoder
- ARC MP3 LP Decoder
- ARC MPEG-4 AAC-LC Decoder
- ARC MPEG-4 AAC-LC Encoder
- ARC Vorbis Decoder
- ARC Windows Media Audio 9/10 Pro Decoder
Each codec is fully optimized for small code and data size, low power, low memory bandwidth operation and is tolerant to high memory access latencies. The codecs adhere to the standards, are error resilient, never lock up, and encode and decode high quality audio. Full source code is provided for all of the codecs to ease integration into a user's existing SoC architecture and allow further differentiation. Each codec comes with a test-harness that enables them to run out of the box on an FPGA, a simulator or in silicon. Virage Logic also provides cycle-accurate simulation models so users can quickly analyze performance in their respective SoC environment, and the Media Streaming Framework, a light-weight streaming-based framework with a unified API that allows users to rapidly implement multi-codec and complex audio-processing use cases while retaining a modular design.
About Virage Logic
Virage Logic is a leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property (IP) for the design of complex integrated circuits. The company's highly differentiated product portfolio includes processor solutions, interface IP solutions, embedded SRAMs and NVMs, embedded test and yield optimization solutions, logic libraries, and memory development software. As the semiconductor industry's trusted IP partner, more than 400 foundry, IDM and fabless customers rely on Virage Logic to achieve higher performance, lower power, higher density and optimal yield, as well as shorten time-to-market and time-to-volume. For further information, visit http://www.viragelogic.com.