IDT Introduces New Family of Audio Codecs
New Low-Power Audio Solutions Feature Smart Configuration Suite Enabling Easy Set Up for Customers
SAN JOSE, Calif., September 21, 2009 – IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ: IDTI), a leading provider of essential mixed signal semiconductor solutions that enrich the digital media experience, today announced a new family of Power Smart audio codecs that are designed to serve the audio needs of today’s business and consumer desktops. These new devices require half the power as alternative solutions, making them well suited for use in mobile devices.
The new audio codecs (92HD89X) are available in 4-channel, 6-channel, 8-channel and 10-channel versions. All of the devices meet Energy Star standards in the United States and Eco-Design Requirements for Energy Using Products (EuP) in Europe.
The new IDT audio codecs are also available with content protection in a 10-channel version. Content protection improves signal quality and integrity by allowing the audio player to send full-rate lossless audio from Blu-ray or other protected audio content instead of audio that is down sampled due to content protection limitations.
To help improve time to market and software quality, the new IDT audio codecs also feature the IDT Smart Configuration Suite, a downloadable universal driver package for easy pin and feature configuration. This automated Web-based configuration tool can be used as the main driver across the board regardless of platform. This allows for configuration changes without needing a new driver.
“IDT is very pleased to expand our HD audio codec portfolio, helping improve audio performance in consumer devices. We are dedicated to raising the ‘audio bar’ in the computing world, and now we are expanding our focus into the consumer world. Audio isn’t important just for VoIP calls and traditional entertainment anymore. Superior audio — like IDT codecs provide — can make a huge difference in all mobile consumer devices,” said Ram Iyer, vice president and general manager of the IDT Computing and Multimedia Division. “We are very happy to introduce these new HD audio codecs to our already competitive audio portfolio. We are confident the addition of these new codecs and their related software will help us continue our rapid growth in market share.”
As with all IDT audio codecs, these new codecs provide “HD sound” and feature a simplified, easier-to-use, more robust graphical user interface (GUI). In addition, the new devices provide stereo 24-bit resolution with sample rates up to 192 kHz and dual digital SPDIF outputs to enable simple integration with multi-channel consumer entertainment equipment, including audio integration with system HDMI video.
Packaging and Availability
The new IDT audio codecs are available in a 5x5 mm 40 QFN package and a 7x7mm 48 QFP package. The new devices are sampling to qualified customers and are priced from $1.34 for 10,000 units.
IDT PC audio solutions ensure that computing systems have the highest performing audio fidelity available, while providing advanced software capability to maximize the user experience. The IDT audio portfolio includes devices which integrate from 2 to 10 channels of audio along with advanced technologies such as integrated digital microphone interface, analog mixer, ADAT® optical interface, and more; while achieving the audio fidelity required for advanced Windows Logo Program compatibility. The IDT superior world-wide customer service and support also includes driver software, utilities, tools and the necessary hardware, along with audio technology specialists, to accelerate system design and enhance the audio experience.
With the goal of continuously improving the digital media experience, IDT integrates its fundamental semiconductor heritage with essential innovation, developing and delivering low-power, mixed signal solutions that solve customer problems. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing and sales facilities throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” Additional information about IDT is accessible at www.IDT.com.
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