Tensilica has an on-demand webcast entitled, “Evaluating Implementation Choices for Low-Power Digital Sound in SOCs.”
High-quality audio creates an immersive experience that excites buyers and spurs the purchase of consumer products such as home theater and PC sound systems, flat-panel televisions, handheld and console video games, portable music and video players, and mobile telephone handsets. As a result, digital audio has rocketed to the top of the critical features list for all sorts of products over the past several years. At the same time, the number of digital-audio codecs (coders and decoders) and audio-enhancement programs has exploded. Most consumer products must support multiple codecs and offer a broad range of audio-enhancement features. All of these factors have resulted in a high demand for a flexible, high-performance, low-power audio engine that adds digital-sound capabilities to an SOC with the least amount of design effort and a small on-chip footprint. This online seminar evaluates the implementation choices and suggests a proven way to add low-power, low-overhead, high-fidelity audio to SOC designs.