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Acoustic Technologies and Maxim Integrated Showcase a Second-Generation Wideband Voice Solution at the 2013 Mobile World Congress
[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® processor.

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.

Industry Commentary

"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."

System Demo

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. Visit www.acoustictech.com 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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