January 6, 2015
SOUND RESEARCH UNVEILS REALITY AMPLIFIER® NORMALIZATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTING TRIGENCE DNOTE® DIGITAL SPEAKER MODULES
CES 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada (January 6, 2015) –Sound Research today released a fully automated normalization technology for Digital Speaker Modules (DSMs) combining Trigence Semiconductor’s patented Dnote® digitally-driven speaker technology with Sound Research Reality Amplifier. The combination yields ground-breaking DSMs, which provide consumer electronics OEMs, ODMs, and systems integrators with a viable product blueprint of a high performance digital audio solution for Ultra books, tablets, and smartphones.
“We worked closely with Sound Research and Intel Corporation on the audio design for our digital speaker module solutions and are very impressed at the audio quality we were able to achieve when incorporating Reality Amplifier. The DSM audio sound field has exceptional sonic detail with accurate audio reproduction. The Reality Amplifier ideally complements Trigence Semiconductor’s new D-Assist™ digital speaker enhancement technology, offering rich bass, dynamic impact and articulate vocals, creating a superlative audio experience.”- Pete Birch, Chief Marketing Officer, Trigence Semiconductor, Inc.
“Combined with the new audio transducer technologies, Sound Research can rapidly prototype and customize algorithms for challenging sound module designs, providing truly innovative and game changing improvements, not only for end users, but also for OEMs and ODMs. Everyone will truly enjoy the impressive fidelity and experience improvements that can now be achieved with less risk, effort and cost to system suppliers.” – Devon Worrell
Reality Amplifier adaptively reduces harmful resonance, extends frequency range and unifies transducers, amplifiers and enclosures, creating a coherent sound field that is lifelike and dynamic. Reality Amplifier technology, when combined with optimized components and proprietary industrial design methodologies, will restore audio, voice and speech to original performance quality. Reality Amplifier provides a fully compatible sonic foundation upon which content and product sound field mastering technologies can be deployed.
About Sound Research Corporation
Sound Research Corporation, founded in 1976, with headquarters in Lake Tahoe, California, is the developer of advanced sound module designs and Reality Amplifier Technology. Sound Research has received nine RIAA Gold and Platinum Record Awards for product and sound design, and the 2008 CES Innovation Award. Sound Research technologies have shipped inside of over 50 million embedded consumer and PC products worldwide from HP, Lenovo, Acer, ASUS, NEC, Fujitsu-Siemens, Gateway, Dell, Toshiba and Intel Corporation, among others.
Founded in 2006 as a spin-off from Hosei University and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Trigence Semiconductor is a privately held company invested by Intel Capital and INCJ (Innovation Network Corporation of Japan.) Trigence’ mission is to develop and deploy semiconductor solutions tailored specifically for the truly digital nature of today’s latest audio equipment and consumer devices. Trigence is the inventor of the revolutionary Dnote (or Digital Note) digitally-driven speaker system, a new and entirely digital audio output solution implementable on any generic bulk CMOS process. Dnote delivers clear and precise audio output signals and typically consumes less than one third of the power of legacy output architectures. Trigence was the recipient of the Award for Excellence for its work on Dnote at the Tokyo Venture Technology Awards 2013. Dnote is a trademark of Trigence Semiconductor in the United States and other countries.