- ZSP400 core enables high-quality digital audio amplifier products for mobile applications
- Pulsus licensing follows I&C Technologies licensing announced in July as ZSP processing solutions gain momentum across Korea
MILPITAS, Calif., August 3, 2004 - LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that Pulsus Technologies Inc., a Korean-based leading developer of all-digital audio amplifier technology, has licensed the ZSP400 digital signal processor (DSP) core with IC products ready for production in mobile digital audio applications. By leveraging the ZSP core, Pulsus Technologies has a signal processing solution featuring optimized power and performance needed to serve the growing market of digital audio amplifiers that are rapidly replacing analog amplifiers. DSP technology is critical in achieving high quality and efficient digital audio amplification in portable devices like cell phones as well as automotive and home entertainment products.
As digital audio amplifiers replace the multi-billion analog amplifiers, we are coming up with more compact and more power efficient IC solutions, said Sang-Jin Park, executive director, Research and Product Development of Pulsus Technologies. The ZSP400 core enables us to get to market quickly with our solutions which we can scale to address the emerging digital amplifier market. LSI Logics proven ZSP solution allows us to handle multiple audio formats and compression technologies required in digital amplifier applications while maintaining high performance and quality.
Pulsus Technologies offers unique and state-of-the-art digital audio solutions, said Tuan Dao, vice president of LSI Logics DSP Division. The superb sound quality of Pulsus digital amplifiers is recognized by major consumer electronics companies such as Samsung, LG, Creative Labs, Thomson and Tonic. We are pleased to contribute in bringing their innovation into successful products in the market.
Pulsus Technologies is yet another IC company in Korea to license LSI Logics ZSP open architecture. This is following the recent addition of I&C Technologies as a licensee. In addition, LSI Logic has recently signed several ZSP licensing agreements in Asia including UTStarcom, Datang Microelectronics, AVID Electronics Corp, Socle Technology and ICC, confirming the value of ZSP technology in real market applications. Other world-class companies such as Broadcom, Conexant, IBM, Skyworks and VIA Telecom are also among publicly announced licensees of the ZSP processing solutions.
About the LSI Logic ZSP Processing Solutions
The ZSP Processing Solutions are complete, optimized DSP solutions for multimedia, voice, wireless and other applications requiring high performance signal processing. They are based upon an open, industry-standard DSP architecture. The architecture offers a superior combination of performance, efficient memory usage, and ease of use providing very cost effective options. The ZSP Processing Solutions are available as a licensable, synthesizable technology, as well as off-the-shelf general purpose DSP, multi-channel voice processors and additional application specific standard products from LSI Logic and the ZSP licensees. The ZSP product family includes a series of backward compatible DSP cores including the ZSP200 (2-issue single MAC), ZSP400 (4-issue dual MAC), ZSP500 (4-issue dual MAC) and the ZSP600 (6-issue quad MAC). It also includes comprehensive software suites, bundled device/software packages and reference designs. For more information about the ZSP Processing Solutions please visit http://www.zsp.com/.
About LSI Logic Corporation
LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) is a leading designer and manufacturer of communications, consumer and storage semiconductors for applications that access, interconnect and store data, voice and video. In addition, the company supplies storage network solutions for the enterprise. LSI Logic is headquartered at 1621 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035, http://www.lsilogic.com.