Optimized Codecs and Advanced Software Enhance PC and Notebook Audio Experience for Consumer and Gaming Applications
SAN JOSE, Calif., December 10, 2007 – IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ: IDTI), a leading provider of essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions that enrich the digital media experience, today introduced three new high definition PC audio codecs. The high fidelity audio codecs are designed to help bring home-entertainment-level audio fidelity to next generation desktop and high-end notebook systems, all while supporting mobile user capabilities such as advanced processing for voice over Internet protocol (VoIP). Demonstrating the IDT commitment to providing customers with the lowest possible power consuming devices, the new IDT codecs offer unprecedented levels of power efficiency for both desktop and notebook applications.
IDT has leveraged its intelligent audio knowledge enabling desktop and notebook users to experience digital audio media through a unique combination of high-fidelity hardware, intuitive applications software, and worldwide OEM support. The new codecs incorporate IDT proprietary technology to achieve digital-to-audio conversion, signal-to-noise ratio fidelity in excess of windows logo program (WLP4) requirements. Moreover, the IDT codecs provide the best-in-industry ability to minimize unwanted audio artifacts, such as “pops” and “clicks”, during system power up. The devices incorporate an added analog mixer and support for up to four digital microphones providing advanced voice clarity for applications such as VoIP and voice recognition.
“IDT is very pleased to expand our HD audio codec portfolio helping improve audio performance for next generation desktops and high-end notebooks. We are dedicated to raising the “audio-bar” in the computing world by bringing consumer-level audio experiences to desktop and notebook users. Audio is becoming more and more important in the computing environment. Audio isn’t important just for VoiP calls and traditional entertainment anymore. Superior audio – like IDT codecs provide - can make a huge difference in the gaming experience,” said Mary Cunningham, director of marketing for the IDT PC audio operation. “We are very happy to introduce these three 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.”
Using IDT competitive audio methodology, the three new audio devices incorporate common advanced features with each family member optimized for its market segment. The IDT IDT92HD73C, IDT92HD73D and IDT92HD73E feature 6, 8, and 10 stereo channels respectively enabling simultaneous audio and VoIP capability. Combined with the IDT proprietary software suite, the devices each provide an unparalleled audio user experience in desktop or notebook applications. The 6-channel device provides advanced audio capabilities for high-end multimedia notebook applications; the 8-channel IDT audio codec is designed for ultra-high end consumer notebooks or desktop-based consumer entertainment systems. The 10-channel IDT codec provides best-in-class audio for high-end entertainment desktop applications.
Like all IDT HD audio codecs, 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. In addition, the new devices are compatible with the Intel high definition (HD) audio interface.
About IDT PC Audio Solutions
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.
Pricing and Availability
The IDT 92HD73C, D and E are currently sampling in 48-pad QFN RoHS packages. Prices are listed at $1.62 for 10,000 units. For additional product information on IDT PC audio solutions visit www.idt.com/go/audio.
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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