January 06, 2015
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Realtek Announces Collaboration with Sound Research Corporation on Realtek Intelligent Audio Amplifiers
and DSP Products
HSINCHU, Taiwan – January 06, 2015 – Realtek Semiconductor Corp. (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 2379.TW) is collaborating with Sound Research Corporation, a world leader in consumer product and PC sound modules and automated tuning solutions, to co-develop the industry‟s first self-tuning, high fidelity Intelligent Amplifier for embedded PC, cell phone and tablet audio chipsets.
Unlike traditional smart amplifiers, the Realtek Intelligent Amplifier is optimized for low voltage operation, yet still features impressive Sound Pressure Level (SPL) boost capability and optimized power utilization that delivers high fidelity audio performance that transcends existing audio solutions at only a fraction of the cost.
“For almost a decade, Realtek has had a long and close cooperation with Sound Research that until now was based on enabling their content enhancement package for the PC market”, said Realtek‟s Vice President and Spokesman, Yee-Wei Huang. “Now Realtek is delivering a fully-automated audio tuning engine for DSP-enabled chipsets, called „Sound Research Reality Amplifier®‟. In a matter of minutes, it is possible to create a high-fidelity PC, cell phone, or tablet sound field; a process that previously could take days, if not weeks. A next-generation, optimized version of Sound Research‟s one-button normalization engine was developed specifically for Realtek‟s Intelligent Amplifier technology, marking another important industry milestone arising from the long-standing relationship between Realtek and Sound Research”.
”These types of algorithms have never before been available and are breaking down previously insurmountable barriers across sound module technologies and ecosystems. Improvements span the gamut for chassis, amplifier, speaker and microphone innovation.” –Devon Worrell
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. is one of the world’s leading IC providers. Realtek designs and develops a wide range of IC products for communications network, computer peripheral, and multimedia applications. Products include 10/100/1000M Ethernet Controllers/PHYs, 10/100/1000M Ethernet Switch Controllers/Media Converter Controllers/Gateway Controllers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, DSL Chips, VoIP Solutions, High Fidelity Audio Solutions for Mobile and PC Applications, Clock Generators, Card Reader Controllers, Web Camera Controllers, LCD Monitor/ATV/DTV Controllers, and Digital Home Center Controllers. With advanced design expertise in RF, analog, and mixed signal circuits, and with strong manufacturing and system knowledge, Realtek offers full-featured, high-performance, and competitive total solutions. More information on Realtek can be found on our website: www.realtek.com.
About Sound Research Corporation
Sound Research Corporation, developer of Reality Amplifier® Technology (www.soundresearch.com), is a privately-held high fidelity audio company founded in 1976 with headquarters in Lake Tahoe, California. Sound Research offers award-winning sound modules and Reality Amplifier normalizationtechnology. Sound Research technologies have shipped in over 50 million embedded consumer and PC products worldwide from HP, Lenovo, NEC, Fujitsu-Siemens, Gateway, Toshiba, ASUS and Intel Corporation.
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