SigmaTel debuts FunTwist D-Chord800 with Bluetooth headphones

Posted on Wednesday, November 09 2005 @ 13:20 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
SigmaTel has launched its FunTwist D-Chord800 MP3 player which frees users from wires with its Bluetooth connectivity. The new FunTwist D-Chord800 delivers outstanding digital music performance in multiple formats wirelessly via a Bluetooth link that switches to phone mode when it detects an incoming call.

The new D-Chord800 offers customers powerful playback performance, supporting MP3, WMA and WAV formats as well as EQ modes, ID3 tag display, synchronous lyrics and Microsoft's Digital Rights Management (DRM) system, opening the door to legal online music downloads. Using the Bluetooth link, the D-Chord800 provides more than six hours of playback time, and more than 15 hours when using a wired headset. The D-Chord800 is available in 256 MB, 512 MB and 1 GB models.

One of the keys to the D-Chord800's performance is the use of SigmaTel's STMP3510 portable, digital audio System on Chip (SoC) solution. Designed with a high-level of integration, including Hi-Speed USB 2.0, the STMP3510 offers faster transfer rates, increased on-chip power-management and battery recharge capabilities.

SigmaTel's portable audio SoC solutions provide high quality audio playback for portable devices such as MP3 players, language learners, and jukeboxes. The company's solutions offer market-leading benefits, including as much as a 30% lower bill of material costs, Hi-Speed USB 2.0, 50 hours of battery life on a single AA battery and incredibly small form factor designs as small as 14.5 square cm. With flexible software support and upgrade options, the SigmaTel SoC solution offers support for MP3 and WMA audio format algorithms as well as security in WMA DRM.

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