Synopsys introduced the DesignWare 96 dB Hi-Fi Audio IP in the SMIC 65 nanometer (nm) process. The DesignWare 96 dB Hi-Fi Audio IP for SMIC 65nm processes is expected to be available in Q4 2009. The DesignWare Audio IP solutions are available in leading foundries and advanced technology processes from 180-nm to 65nm. The DesignWare 96 dB Hi-Fi Audio IP for SMIC 65nm process is Synopsys’ 40th audio codec IP.
The DesignWare Audio IP solution offers a comprehensive feature set for audio record and playback channels. The record channel includes features such as analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), volume control, channel filters, microphone biasing and microphone amplifiers. The playback channel includes elements such as digital-to-analog converters (DACs), channel filters, mixers, volume control and line, headset and loud speaker drivers. The features enable designers to deliver the best audio capabilities for cost- and power-sensitive consumer electronic applications. By offering audio codec solutions that deliver high performance margins and are designed to be robust in a noisy SoC environment, Synopsys significantly eases the integration effort of audio IP into embedded designs.
SMIC and Synopsys have been collaborating on the development of DesignWare Mixed-Signal IP for SMIC’s process technologies. With the availability of the DesignWare Audio Codec in the SMIC 65 LL process, the two companies enable their mutual customers to integrate these important audio functions into SoCs and quickly ramp into volume production.
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