|[February 19, 2013]
Acoustic Technologies and Maxim Integrated Showcase a Second-Generation Wideband Voice Solution at the 2013 Mobile World Congress
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Acoustic Technologies, Inc. and Maxim Integrated Products (News - Alert), Inc. will
demonstrate their highly integrated, second-generation, wideband HD
voice solution for smartphones, tablets and mobile computing at the 2013
Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) in Barcelona on February 24th - 28th.
This system-on-a-chip (SoC) merges Acoustic's HD noise cancellation
technology and Maxim's MAX98096, a smart audio hub with FlexSound®
The Acoustic Technology HD noise cancellation uses the company's
InstantAdapt™ feature, dynamic microphone balancing technology and
FlexEQ™ equalization to deliver clear speech anywhere. Wideband voice
doubles the sampling rate of narrowband voice to deliver expanded
frequency response at both the lower and upper ends of the voice
spectrum. Dramatically improved voice quality improves the user's
experience on mobile networks with deployed HD voice and for WiFi (News - Alert)® voice
applications. The improvements in sound fidelity and clear speech also
improve recognition rates in noise for ASR applications.
The MAX98096 is a complete, proven system-on-chip (SoC) solution that
integrates ADCs, DACs, amplifiers, a DSP audio engine and sophisticated
voice processing. With high-performance audio capabilities, including
Dynamic Speaker ManagementTM technology, industry leading
low-power consumption, advanced multiple microphone noise reduction and
full-duplex echo cancellation, this audio SoC is ideal for mobile
devices. The Maxi® TINI® family of audio hub products with FlexSound®
processing is shipping in high-volume production today in smartphones,
tablets and other mobile platforms.
"As network operators broadly deploy wideband HD voice on their
networks, mobile device makers are demanding high-quality SoC solutions
with wideband voice," said Todd Moore, Director of Business Development
with Maxim's Audio Solution Group. "Acoustic Technologies' (News - Alert) voice
processing solution is proven with Tier 1 smartphone vendors and the
world's largest network operators. Integrated into the MAX98096, these
technologies deliver the highest quality voice performance in handset,
speakerphone and headset modes."
"The MAX98096 smart audio hub leads the mobile industry for high
integration, low power and breakthrough audio performance," said Bob
Ackmann, CEO of Acoustic Technologies, Inc. "With our HD noise reduction
and advanced speakerphone performance, the combined solution is
unparalleled in the industry, and delivers exceptional value for
smartphone and mobile device makers."
The demo of this HD audio SoC will be shown by Maxim Integrated in Hall
6 Stand 6G100 during the 2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain,
24 to 28 February.
About Acoustic Technologies
Acoustic Technologies creates high-quality voice processing software for
leading consumer electronics companies. The SoundClear® brand of
patented full-duplex communication, echo cancellation, noise reduction,
and speech enhancement solutions is enabling significant advancements in
mobile and VoIP calling. SoundClear provides natural, clear audio for
smartphones, tablets and laptops, as well as for Bluetooth® headsets,
speakerboxes, car radios, GPS navigation devices and hands-free kits.
for additional information.
About Maxim Integrated
At Maxim Integrated, we put analog together in a way that sets our
customers apart. In Fiscal 2012, we reported revenues of $2.4 billion.
For more information, go to www.maximintegrated.com.
Maxim, TINI and FlexSound are registered trademarks of Maxim
Integrated, and Dynamic Speaker Management is a trademark of Maxim
Integrated. InstantAdapt, SoundClear and FlexEQ are trademarks of
Acoustic Technologies Inc. All other service marks and trademarks are
the property of their respective owners.
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