SAN JOSE, Calif. -- September 3, 2014 -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, and SPL electronics GmbH (SPL) , a professional audio company, today announced that SPL’s Vitalizer® software has been ported to the Cadence® Tensilica® HiFi Audio/Voice digital signal processing (DSP) family and is available now.
Targeted towards automobile manufacturers and tier 1 automotive infotainment suppliers that want to create the most efficient, high-quality audio experience, SPL’s highly acclaimed Vitalizer software delivers fuller and richer sound, without the need to install more expensive speakers, by modifying the output of the audio for the particular automobile cabin while taking human hearing into consideration. The Vitalizer software adjusts the equalization of the output to produce the most optimal listening experience for the specific environment. More information is available at http://carvitalizer.spl.info.
“Using chips that employ the Cadence Tensilica HiFi audio/voice DSP core and our Vitalizer technology, auto manufacturers and tier 1 automotive infotainment suppliers can modify the user experience by shaping and fine tuning the sound to match the acoustics of the exact model car,” stated Thomas Irmen, project manager of SPL. “This partnership puts Cadence customers in reach of the best pro audio sound tools based on decades of pro audio know how.”
“We are able to provide customers with a significantly enriched audio experience at the lowest possible total system cost through our partnership with SPL,” said Larry Przywara, group director of audio/voice intellectual property (IP) marketing at Cadence. “SPL’s innovative Sound Design technology is an excellent example of software that can take maximum advantage of our HiFi DSP family.”
Cadence Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSP is the most widely used and licensable audio/voice DSP family, with support for over 125 proven audio/voice software packages. For more information, visit http://ip.cadence.com/ipportfolio/tensilica-ip/audio.
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today’s integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about the company, its products, and services is available here.
About SPL electronics GmbH
SPL has been developing and manufacturing analog and digital audio gear for the music, film, multimedia, and broadcasting industries since 1984. SPL products are respected worldwide for their innovative approach and user-friendliness, but most of all for their outstanding performance. Among SPL's most celebrated developments are the patented Vitalizer® sound-optimization processing, the first-ever level-independent dynamic processor known as the Transient Designer, the 5.1 microphone system Atmos, as well as compact monitor controllers and channel strips. The development of the SUPRA op amps by SPL allowed analog signal processing to outperform the best digital processing in terms of quality. These op amps, which make use of the unsurpassed 120-volt technology, were first used on the MMC mastering console. Ever since, the 120-volt technology has become a quality trademark of SPL products, including the Phonitor headphone amplifiers. More recently, SPL stormed the USB and MADI audio-Interface market with the introduction of the Crimson and Madison interfaces. Its collaboration with German company Brainworx resulted in the Analog Code® plug-Ins, which translate to the digital realm the same quality expected from all SPL products. This relationship has led SPL to become a member of the Plugin Alliance. With the Car Vitalizer app, SPL entered the smartphone market and redefined the concept of audio enhancement inside a car — without the need of any additional hardware or expertise. This know-how has allowed SPL to license its technology to major players in the auto industry. For more information, visit http://spl.info.