MILPITAS, Calif., January 27, 2005 - The LSI Logic ZSP division and Coding Technologies, in collaboration with ESPICO, today announced the immediate availability of MPEG-4 aacPlus decoding for use on all ZSP® digital signal processor (DSP) cores. The software module is performance-optimized for use with the proven, robust ZSP400 core to allow customers to quickly enable advanced mobile products.
"MPEG-4 aacPlus is now essentially a mandatory requirement for mobile devices," said Allen Nogee, principal analyst for the Wireless Component Technology Service of In-Stat. "The ability to use the aacPlus module with any of the LSI Logic ZSP cores will make it easier to develop applications such as music downloads and TV to mobile phones."
Already standardized by MPEG and 3GPP, aacPlus v2 is AAC coupled with Coding Technologies' SBR (Spectral Band Replication) and Parametric Stereo technologies. SBR is a unique bandwidth extension technique that enables audio codecs to deliver the same quality at half the bit rate. Parametric Stereo enhances the codec efficiency a second time for low-bit-rate stereo signals. Both SBR and Parametric Stereo are backward and forward compatible methods to enhance the efficiency of any audio codec. As a result, aacPlus delivers streaming and downloadable 5.1 multichannel audio at 128 Kbps, near CD-quality stereo at 32 Kbps, excellent quality stereo at 24 Kbps, and great quality for mixed content down to 16 Kbps and below. This level of efficiency fundamentally enables new applications in the markets of mobile and digital broadcast.
"Because of its advanced performance, low power consumption and higher code density, the ZSP400 core is a great choice for companies developing mobile products," said Victor Kanevsky, sr. director of Strategic Alliances of Coding Technologies. "The leading players in the mobile industry are eager to take advantage of aacPlus on the ZSP cores, and we are very happy to work with LSI Logic and Espico to make this combination available to the market."
About the LSI Logic ZSP Processing Solutions
The ZSP Processing Solutions are complete and optimized DSP solutions for multimedia, voice, wireless and other applications requiring high-performance signal processing. The open, industry-standard DSP architecture, on which the solutions are based, 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 licensable, synthesizable cores and hard macros, as well as off-the-shelf general purpose DSP, multi-channel voice processors and application specific standard products from LSI Logic and ZSP licensees. The ZSP product family includes a roadmap of backward compatible DSP cores including the ZSP200 (single MAC), ZSP400 (small footprint, dual MAC), ZSP500 (high-performance dual MAC), ZSP540 (small footprint, quad MAC) and the ZSP600 (6-issue quad MAC). Also available are comprehensive application software suites, bundled device/software packages and reference designs. For more information about the ZSP Processing Solutions please visit www.zsp.com.
Products implementing certain standards may be subject to third party patent rights. The purchase of such products does not, by itself, convey a license or right under the third party patents. Purchaser must obtain a separate license from the appropriate patent owner. About LSI Logic Corporation
LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) focuses on the design and production of high-performance semiconductors for Consumer, Communications and Storage applications that access, interconnect and store data, voice and video. LSI Logic engineers incorporate reusable, industry-standard intellectual property building blocks that serve as the heart of leading-edge systems. LSI Logic serves its global OEM, channel and distribution customers with Platform ASICs, standard-cell ASICs, standard products, host bus adapters, RAID controllers and software. In addition, the company supplies storage network solutions for the enterprise. LSI Logic is headquartered at 1621 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035. www.lsilogic.com
About Coding Technologies
Coding Technologies provides the best audio compression for mobile, broadcasting, and Internet. SBR(tm) (Spectral Band Replication) from Coding Technologies is a backward and forward compatible method to enhance the efficiency of any audio codec; putting the "PRO" in mp3PRO and the "Plus" in aacPlus. Parametric Stereo from Coding Technologies and Philips again significantly increases the efficiency of audio codecs for stereo signals at low bit rates. Products from Coding Technologies are fundamental enablers of open standards such as 3GPP, MPEG, Digital Radio Mondiale, HD Radio, and the DVD Forum.>
Coding Technologies is a privately held company with offices in Sweden, Germany, and Silicon Valley. Founded in 1997 in Stockholm, the company later merged with a spin-off of the renowned Fraunhofer Institute in Germany, the inventor of MP3. Coding Technologies' customers include America Online, iBiquity Digital, KDDI, mmO2, Nokia, RealNetworks, SK Telecom, Thomson, Texas Instruments, Vodafone, and XM Satellite Radio.
For more information, visit www.codingtechnologies.com
ESPICO specialize in the efficient implementation of speech and audio codecs. ESPICO's highly focused team is committed to offering high quality performance software to meet the needs of today's multi-media ASICs. ESPICO have a detailed understanding of both algorithms and DSP architecture, which allows optimization for speed and memory. ESPICO provide off-the-shelf solutions as well as undertaking proprietary developments