Essex, England: Mixed-signal semiconductor company CML Microsystems has acquired the exclusive rights to the RALCWI low bit-rate vocoder products from Spirit Corp., a Moscow-based software company. CML originally licensed RALCWI from Spirit a few years ago to run on its proprietary system-on-a-chip (SoC) DSP technology.
The RALCWI low-bit-rate vocoder technology facilitates the transmission and reception of highly compressed voice over inherently noisy narrowband radio channels. In this area, RALCWI is positioned to address the high-quantity/low-cost, digital private mobile radio/land mobile radio (PMR/LMR) markets. Mass voice storage is also an interesting area for highly compressed digital voice, reducing overall memory and backup requirements.