WAYNE,N.J. Broadcom Corp. has inked a licensing agreement with QSound Labs under which Broadcom will implement QSound's microQ synthesizer components in baseband processors optimized for mobile phones and PDAs.
The microQ synthesizer is a compact, hardware-independent software audio engine that provides functions such as polyphonic ring tones, video game sounds, music playback, digital effects and recording. Its core components include a digital audio playback engine, a wavetable synthesis engine with a scalable sample set and a multichannel stereo mixer.
Additionally, microQ offers a wide range of processes to control frequency response, dynamics and spatial enhancements as well as full 3D positional audio.
QSound Labs' microQ solution for Broadcom supports MIDI, SP-MIDI, Mobile DLS and SMAF. Broadcom did not say when the first chips housing QSound's technology would be released.