Dialog Semiconductor Enhances Freescale(R) Tower System Development

  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).

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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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WKN: 927200

Indices: TecDAX

Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in
Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, München, Stuttgart

Contact:

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