Dialog Semiconductor Enhances Freescale(R) Tower System Development Dialog's new DA7321 DSP-based audio codec, including SRS SoundTM, is now available as part of the Freescale(R) Tower System as a new peripheral module delivering improved sound quality Business Wire KIRCHHEIM, Germany & TECK, Germany -- June 4, 2013 Dialog Semiconductor plc (FWB: DLG), a provider of highly integrated power management, audio and short-range wireless technologies, announced today a new audio codec reference module - based on its DA7321 audio codec - for Freescale Semiconductor's Tower System Development Platform. The DA7321 is part of Freescale's microcontroller (MCU) and microprocessor (MPU) portfolio ecosystem and targets a broad range of audio applications, including small speakers, headphones, docking stations and gaming systems. OEMs can now use Dialog's latest low power audio codec to significantly improve the consumer's audio experience. Dialog's DA7321 codec delivers louder and cleaner audio by using a multi-channel architecture to digitally mix and route multiple audio streams. An on-chip Digital Signal Processor (DSP) offloads audio software from the host processor, enabling OEMs to benefit from consistent high quality audio. It also eliminates the need to re-encode the audio data in multi-channel applications. By using the DSP to process the audio signal, OEMs developing with the Freescale Tower System will benefit from: - More perceived volume to the audio signal without headphone or speaker distortion; - Psychoacoustic bass boost to improve perceived low frequencies; - Patented SRS Sound(TM) to improve the audio image size, bass sensation and audio system dynamics. The Freescale Tower System is a modular, expandable, open source development platform for 8, 16 and 32-bit MCUs and MPUs. The interchangeable and reusable modules and open source design files make it easy to customise a product and reduce low level design, giving OEMs more time to focus on creating differentiated solutions. Udo Kratz, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Systems Business Group at Dialog Semiconductor commented, 'Freescale is a global leader in processing solutions with a broad portfolio of microprocessors and microcontrollers, offering a unique ecosystem approach for their customers. Dialog is delighted to continue to expand our partnership with Freescale with our latest multi-channel audio codec with dual I2S that gives OEMs the design flexibility they need to develop new generations of high performance audio peripherals.' Rudan Bettelheim, Audio and Accessories Business Development Manager at Freescale notes, 'Dialog is enabling OEMs to build and evaluate innovative new audio accessories quickly while maximising hardware re-use across their product ranges by providing an optimised audio solution that is supported by the Freescale Tower System.' The DA7321 is offered in a in a 64 pin BGA package with a 0.5mm pitch, with an operating temperature range of -40 C to +85 C, and can be found onboard the new TWR-AUDIO-DA7321 peripheral module for the Freescale Tower System. It is now available through Freescale Buy Direct. Learn more at www.Freescale.com/Tower. Dialog will demonstrate the TWR-AUDIO-DA7321 Audio module as part of an assembled Tower System, at Computex Taipei on 4‒8 June in the Freescale booth (A0703a, Hall 1 1F). - ENDS - About Dialog Semiconductor Dialog Semiconductor creates highly integrated, mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) optimised for personal portable, low energy short-range wireless, lighting, display and automotive applications. The company provides flexible and dynamic support, world-class innovation and the assurance of dealing with an established business partner. With its focus and expertise in energy efficient system power management, and with a technology portfolio including audio, short range wireless and VoIP technology, Dialog brings decades of experience to the rapid development of ICs for personal portable applications including Smartphones, Tablet PCs, digital cordless and gaming applications. Dialog's power management processor companion chips are essential for enhancing both the performance in terms of extended battery lifetime and the consumers' multimedia experience. With world-class manufacturing partners, Dialog operates a fabless business model. Dialog Semiconductor plc is headquartered near Stuttgart with a global sales, R&D and marketing organisation. In 2012, it had $774 million in revenue and was one of the fastest growing European public semiconductor companies. At the end of 2012 it had approximately 850 employees. The company is listed on the Frankfurt (FWB: DLG) stock exchange and is a member of the German TecDax index. Note to editors: 'SRS Sound(TM)' is a registered trademark of DTS Inc., or its subsidiaries. All trademarks and registered trademarks are those of their respective companies. Language: English Company: Dialog Semiconductor Plc. 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Dialog Semiconductor Enhances Freescale(R) Tower System Development
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