Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) and Waves today announced that the Waves MaxxVoice™ technology has been ported to and optimized for the Cadence® Tensilica® HiFi Audio/Voice digital signal processors (DSPs). The technology from Waves, a leading provider of audio plugins for the professional and consumer markets and recipient of a Technical GRAMMY® award, will appeal to designers integrating HiFi DSPs into their chip designs to supply a premium sound experience for audio, voice, speech, headphones, streaming and recording on consumer electronic devices.
With this announcement, the following Waves MAXX technologies are supported on the HiFi DSP architecture:
- MaxxAudio® (ported in 2013) – audio enhancement tools that provide studio-quality sound for users playing games, watching movies, or listening to music
- MaxxVoice™ – advanced input processing for intelligible, noise-free conversations for listening as well as recording and play back
“The HiFi DSP family is the most popular DSP architecture for chip designers to quickly and efficiently implement high-quality audio and voice capabilities into their devices. The broad range of HiFi-based products in the mobile, tablet and PC segments can benefit from our MaxxVoice™ algorithms because of demand for our professional-level sonic improvement capabilities,” says Tomer Elbaz, Executive Vice President of Waves. “By taking advantage of the optimizations in the HiFi architecture, we can provide an even richer, enhanced voice experience.”
“Many of our customers have adopted the MaxxAudio® software because of the outstanding audio experience it enables,” says Larry Przywara, Group Director of Audio/Voice IP Marketing at Cadence.
“Our customers will now be able to take advantage of Waves’ deep expertise in professional recording and production for voice processing through their MaxxVoice™ product.”
Developed over more than 20 years in the professional recording studio and entertainment audio production industries, Waves Audio processing is used in the creation of the world’s most popular music, movie soundtracks, and video games around the world. Leveraging both its professional audio experience and its popular suite of MaxxAudio Mobile audio technologies, Waves is able to adapt professional sound reproduction techniques into consumer products which often suffer from audio quality limitations often inherent in audio file content delivery and physical product design.
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