CD-quality audio at low bit rates

Tensilica has added Dolby’s aacPlus digital audio broadcasting (DAB+) decoder to its audio codec library for its Xtensa HiFi 2 Audio DSP audio core for system-on-chip (SOC) designs. Based on HE-AAC v2 standard, DAB+ is the successor to DAB. The updated technology is said to offer more efficient use of the radio spectrum, lower transmission costs for digital stations, fast re-tuning response time and the option for 5.1 channel surround with MPEG surround technology.

Senior manager, business development, Dolby Laboratories, Toni Fiedler, said: For home or automobile digital radio systems, Tensilicas HiFi 2 Audio DSP provides an approved, drop-in DEB+ audio solution.