ARC International is introducing vertically integrated audio intellectual property (IP) solutions for three major consumer electronics product categories at CES 2009. These include digital TVs and home theaters, portable media devices, and PC and laptop computers. Such “sound-to-silicon” solutions include ARC’s audio enrichment software, low-power hardware platform, optimized codecs and related software, and development and mastering tools and services.
OEMs benefit from ARC’s Sonic Focus software’s acoustical modeling and time domain analysis engine, which was created in the studio and on the stage and refined by years of partnerships with world-class music industry icons and fans. Optimized for the low-power ARC Sound Subsystem, the software delivers a natural listening experience and extends playback time on battery-powered products. OEMs also benefit from mastering tools and services, and can choose from multiple silicon suppliers offering ARC-Based chips for their devices.
For semiconductor companies, the “Sonic Focus-ready” ARC Sound Subsystem offers one of the lowest-power and smallest form factors in the industry. Codecs, drivers, OSes, and software development and EDA tools complement the configurable ARC processor in the subsystem, reducing development and test time. By leveraging the configurable nature of the ARC Sound Subsystem in combination with the scalable Sonic Focus audio IP, semiconductor customers can design a platform to target multiple audio applications.
ARC’s integrated audio solutions are available immediately for licensing to OEMs and semiconductor companies. ARC-based chips incorporating the “Sonic Focus-ready” ARC Sound Subsystem are available to OEMs.