Creative Labs reveals multi-core Core3D audio processor

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 01 2011 @ 22:50 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Creative Labs has a new multi-core audio processor, you can read about it at X-bit Labs.
Creative Technology, a leading designer of audio and multimedia solutions, this week introduced its new Sound Core 3D multi-core sound and voice system-on-chip aimed at mainboards as well as inexpensive consumer electronics devices. The Sound Core3D is available in two configurations: An HD audio configuration for PC products and an embedded configuration for consumer electronic products.

Sound Core3D is Creative’s first sound and voice processor to integrate an array of high-performance digital signal processor (DSP) cores and a high-quality HD audio codec on one chip. Sound Core3D incorporates Creative’s Quartet DSP with four independent processor cores, 6-channel 24-bit 102dB digital-to-analog converters, 4-channel 24-bits 101dB analog-to-digital converters, integrated headphone amplifier-out, digital microphone interface, S/PDIF inputs and outputs and general purpose inputs and outputs (GPIO) all in a compact 56-pin QFP package. Sound Core3D has been certified for Dolby Digital decode, which is available on a product-by-product basis depending upon specific customer implementation of the chip.


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