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Tensilica adds Dolby digital encoders to audio cores

Santa Clara, Calif. — Tensilica, Inc. has added the Dolby Digital Consumer Encoder (DDCE) and Dolby Digital Compatible Output (DDCO) 5.1-channel encoders to its Xtensa HiFi 2 audio engine codec library. These encoders enable manufacturers to design consumer devices including Blu-ray Disc players, HD DVD players, portable devices and camcorders, which support Dolby 5.1-channel surround sound as well as next-generation high-definition (HD) video technologies.

Tensilica's highly efficient Dolby Digital 5.1-channel encoders are optimized for low-power operation, requiring just 60 MHz to encode at 48 kHz, 640 kbps. This reduces the overall power demands of the audio system-on-chip (SOC), resulting in lower cooling costs through less expensive packaging, heatsinking and elimination of noisy fans, said Tensilica.

Availability: The Dolby Digital Plus 5.1-channel encoder is available for shipment now to all Dolby-approved licensees of Tensilica's Diamond Standard 330HiFi or the Xtensa HiFi 2 Audio Engine.
Product information: Xtensa HiFi 2 Audio Engine, DDCE and DDCO

Tensilica, Inc. , www.tensilica.com

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