Ittiam launches audio software bundle for TI C64x+ DSPs

TechOnline India - June 22, 2009

Ittiam Systems has announced its bundle of audio codecs for the TI C64x+ DSP family. The software bundle is a suite of production-qualified audio codecs that reduces design time and minimizes cost.

Bangalore, India

The Bangalore-based Ittiam Systems
has announced its bundle of audio codecs for Texas Instruments' C64x+ family of DSPs. The software bundle is a suite of production-qualified audio codecs lowering design time, minimizing cost and encompasses a set of optimized decoders that support playback of popular audio formats, as well as encoders for recording.

The audio bundle includes a range of audio standards - MP3, AAC, HE-AAC v2, BSAC, Microsoft WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC and Vorbis decoders - as well as HE-AAC v2 and AAC-LC encoders. These are complemented with G.711 and GSM-AMR speech codecs and a resampler. The software bundle is available for licensing as a pack of 16 audio components or a pack of 8 components of customer's choice.

All components are eXpressDSP Digital Media (xDM) compliant and are also available in TI' Codec Engine framework for customers using digital media processors based on DaVinci technology.

The bundle results from Ittiam's work on the C64x+ core and in developing audio codecs. The company claimed that it has been licensed and deployed by several companies and that the codec implementations are standards-compliant, robust and with minimal processor resource utilization.

"Ittiam has been a leading TI third party for audio and video for years, providing a great portfolio of audio IPs across C64x+ based devices," said Jacob Alamat, Digital Media Processors business manager. "Bundling multiple, high performance audio components for these TI DSPs is another step towards speeding the development of audio applications for our customers."

Optimized to utilize the processing power of the C64x+ DSP core, the codecs can be integrated into various video applications with Ittiam video codecs, as well as other third party video codecs.

The standards it supports makes the product suitable for a range of applications such as portable media, automotive infotainment, in-flight entertainment, digital media adapters, IP set-top boxes, digital video recorders, professional audio equipment, videophones, surveillance and many more.

"Support for a variety of compression standards has become a necessity in multimedia-enabled designs," said Shantanu Jha, vice president, Media Processing at Ittiam Systems. "Providing a set of resource efficient and production proven codecs, this audio bundle enables a broad range of next-generation applications. The performance and robustness of our solution, combined with our support, provide time and cost advantages to customers designing with TI C64x+ processors."

The C64x+ audio bundle is available now and and comes with engineering support of up to 16 hours on TIs DM644x, DM646x, DM643x and DM648 platforms.

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