|[April 12, 2012]
Oxford Digital Limited and SMSC Collaborate on JukeBlox® DSP
OXFORDSHIRE, England & HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--
Oxford Digital Limited and SMSC, a leading semiconductor company
enabling content rich connectivity systems, today announced a
collaboration to provide SMSC's JukeBlox®
DSP which incorporates Oxford Digital's FixFx and MajE-Fx
sonic tuning solutions.
FixFx incorporates a proven configuration of audio DSP
effects that allows limitations in a device's acoustic performance to be
overcome. It features sound processing and audio enhancement effects
derived from Oxford Digital's pro-audio heritage and a single GUI that
facilitates rapid device tuning to provide minimum time to market.
In addition to the FixFx features, MajE-Fx
includes an automated tuning system that radically speeds up the process
of equalising the spectral response of consumer devices to remove
cabinet and driver resonances and thereby improve the sonic performance
of the device. Engineering resources using conventional parametric EQs
for response equalisation can be reduced to minutes.
SMSC's JukeBlox technology connects tablets, smartphones, PCs, Macs and
other consumer electronics products to a new world of audio
entertainment. With the industry's only system-on-a-chip (SoC) and
Software Design Kit (SDK) for networked audio, SMSC is making the
connected home a reality and enabling consumers to access their local or
cloud-based music library from any device and from any room in the home.
Offering integrated Wi-Fi® support, the JukeBlox software platform
enables music streaming to virtually all home audio equipment including
home theater systems, A/V receivers, radios, wireless speakers and
portable music player docking stations. JukeBlox technology also
integrates a broad rage of functionality including Internet radio with
premium services such as Pandora (News - Alert)®, Last.fm®, Rhapsody®,
Napster® and Sirius®, and wired or wireless
streaming of digital music via multiple standards. It provides USB
functionality, a broad suite of codecs, protocols and DRM standards, and
traditional home audio functionality such as AM/FM radio and clock/alarm
Gene Sheridan, Senior Vice President & General Manager of SMSC's
Wireless Products Group said, "With our new JB DSP capability,
our JukeBlox platform provides critical BOM cost savings by allowing our
customers to eliminate an external DSP. And with the integration of the
Oxford acoustic tuning algorithms running on our JB DSP processor, our
customers have a fast and easy to way to implement their desired audio
enhancements and sound processing."
John Richards, CEO of Oxford Digital, said, "We are excited to be
working with SMSC as the leader in networked audio with their JukeBlox
platform. The combination of Oxford acoustic tuning algorithms combined
with SMSC's JB DSP will assist customers in bringing to market great
sounding products in less time and less cost."
About Oxford Digital Limited
Oxford Digital Limited span out of Sony Corporation's
Pro-Audio Lab, Oxford in 2006 as an innovative technology company
providing IP solutions to major international organisations. Oxford
Digital specialises in digital audio signal processing for the mobile
and consumer equipment sectors.
Amongst the items in its technology portfolio is a complete end-to-end
solution for audio processing for semiconductor manufacturers. This
solution includes the extremely compact audio DSP TinyCore which
ships in millions of chips each month, a rapid programming and
development environment (or direct implementation of fully optimised
embedded code from MatLab Simulink simulations), audio effects and sonic
tuning tools that allow extremely fast optimisation of the sonic
performance of Consumer Electronics equipment.
For more information about Oxford Digital Limited, please visit: www.oxford-digital.com.
SMSC is a leading developer of Smart Mixed-Signal Connectivity™
solutions. SMSC employs a unique systems level approach that
incorporates a broad set of technologies and intellectual property to
deliver differentiating products to its customers. The company is
focused on delivering connectivity solutions that enable the
proliferation of data in automobiles, consumer devices, PCs and other
applications. SMSC's feature-rich products drive a number of industry
standards and include USB, MOST® automotive networking, Kleer®
and JukeBlox® wireless audio, embedded system control and
analog solutions, including thermal management and RightTouch®
capacitive sensing. SMSC is headquartered in New York and has offices
and research facilities in North America, Asia, Europe and India.
Additional information is available at www.smsc.com.
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