|MaxxAudio on Nuvoton|
Nuvoton is now offering the NPCA110x family of five new devices optimized for MaxxAudio sound enhancement applications based on Waves IP. The collaboration between Waves and Nuvoton provides the acclaimed Waves algorithms in a competitive priced silicon chip. Nuvoton offers a full design kit that enables a very fast integration of NPCA110x divided into a target system. In direct response to this new partnership, Nuvoton has reinforced its worldwide support team to include audio engineers with extensive mixing and mastering studio experience who will work closely with NPCA110x customers to reach studio quality sound.
The NPCA110x is a family of Audio Enhancement SOCs, targeted for consumer electronics applications.
The NPCA110x chip runs Waves professional audio algorithms, making it a single plug & play audio processor, which offers high-end audio performance.
The algorithms are designed to overcome the acoustic limitations common with modern consumer electronic device, like slim designs, small speakers and resonant enclosure.
The target device is easily tuned using the provided Audio Console GUI that controls MaxxAudio3.0®.
This enables an “in-house” audio engineer or a Nuvoton’s audio engineer to quickly tune the system and customize audio pre-sets.
The NPCA110x offers the end user a rich and enjoyable audio experience, even from acoustically restricted designs.
|MaxxAudio 3 on VIA|
Waves’ latest MaxxAudio 3 algorithms are now available for VIA Vinyl HD Codec platforms. Manufacturers can now implement the power of MaxxAudio to enhance sound in a wide variety of applications including television 5.1 audio systems, mp3 docking stations, self-powered multimedia speakers, home theatres, car audio systems, and more.
“Waves is proud to form a cooperation with VIA Technologies” says Tomer Elbaz, General Manager of Waves Semiconductor and Licensing Division, ”Working together, the Waves and VIA teams have had great success in bringing the Waves tradition of sound engineering excellence to VIA users. Bringing studio-quality audio processors to the VIA platform will result in better sounding products, enhancing end-user satisfaction.”
“Integrating MaxxAudio3 into our VIA Vinyl HD Audio Codecs gives us significant advantages across the wide range of consumer electronic devices supported by our technology,” said Richard Brown, VP of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “MaxxAudio3 helps us to provide end-users with a louder, clearer, and fuller audio experience.”
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|Waves & Texas Instruments |
MaxxAudio 3 algorithms are now available for Texas Instruments’ TAS3x audio system-on-chips (SoCs). Manufacturers can now implement the power of MaxxAudio algorithms on TAS3x processor-based designs such as television 5.1 audio systems, mp3 docking stations, self-powered multimedia speakers, home theatres, car audio systems, and more.
“Waves is proud to bring our tradition of sound engineering excellence to Texas Instruments-powered applications” says Tomer Elbaz, General Manager of Waves Semiconductor and Licensing Division, “By embedding MaxxAudio on TAS3x audio system-on-chips, we make studio-quality audio processing accessible to more of TI’s customers than ever before.”
“Waves’ latest MaxxAudio 3 embedded software gives our customers a key advantage in developing the latest audio applications, which need crisp, balanced and dynamic audio. TI’s graphically programmable TAS3x SoCs, coupled with MaxxAudio 3, reduce software development time and allow end equipment manufacturers to reach the market faster with advanced audio products,” says Mark Watts, Performance Audio marketing manager, TI.
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|Waves & CSR|
Waves Maxx audio enhancement algorithms are now being offered with CSR’s BlueCore-Multimedia platforms under their eXtension Partner Program. This marks the first time that Waves’ award-winning technologies will be accessible to manufacturers of Bluetooth devices using CSR’s solutions.
Waves algorithms can now be used in a wide variety of the Bluetooth applications including headphones, speakers, and car audio. And with the burgeoning popularity of Bluetooth devices in the home, office, and on the road, the possibilities for Waves audio improvement are growing.
“Waves technologies bring a variety of benefits to cellphones, headphones, car audio, and other devices using CSR’s chips,” added Tomer Elbaz, General Manager, Waves Consumer division. “It was great working with CSR. Our engineers have developed custom solutions for their platform, and we look forward to collaborating closely with them to bring these innovations to market.”