Toshiba hooks SHARC on its HD DVD line

Weybridge, England:
Toshiba selected Analog Devices' SHARC processors to power the audio signal chain in its HD-A1 and HD-XA1 high-definition DVD players. The HD-A1 and HD-XA1 use four SHARC processors to enable multichannel audio, which delivers the high-fidelity audio needed to support the high-definition digital media format.

The SHARC processors can decode multichannel streams in a variety of audio formats. Using the 32bit floating-point capabilities of the SHARC ADSP-2126x family, the HD-A1 and HD-XA1 support lossy and lossless formats from DTS and Dolby Labs, including Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD (Core decode).

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