Cadence Tensilica Hi-Fi DSPs now support Maxim Integrated Dynamic Speaker Management Software
Cadence Design Systems has announced that the Dynamic Speaker Management (DSM) software from Maxim Integrated Products is now set to run on Cadence Tensilica Hi-Fi Audio/Voice digital signal processors (DSPs).
"Our patented DSM software in conjunction with our high-efficiency Boosted IV Sense Class D audio amplifier enables bigger sound, better sound quality, reduced power and improved reliability for micro speakers," Jonathan Chien, Executive Director, Business Management at Maxim Integrated, said in a statment. "We utilize the HiFi DSP found in many mobile devices to efficiently run the DSM algorithm, providing OEMs with a complete audio solution."
"Maxim develops high-quality solutions that can elevate the audio experience of mobile and wearable devices," Larry Przywara, group director of Audio/Voice IP Marketing at Cadence, also said in a statement. "Many of our mobile OEM and semiconductor customers are integrating Maxim's DSM technology with our proven HiFi DSP cores to provide excellent sound quality and increased reliability with the micro speakers that are popular in today's wearable- and mobile-driven marketplace."
Maxim's DSM technology improves audio performance through:
- Enriched bass and added ability to preserve stereo image
- Voice coil thermal protection and excursion limiting
- Voice interoperability compatible with speakerphone AEC
- Minimal hardware DSP redundancy
Cadence Design Systems is an electronic design automation software and engineering services company. The Tensilica HiFi DSP supports over 160 audio/voice software packages and has over 75 software partners in the Tensilica Xtensions partner program.