Sound distributor for audio ICs

Mixed signal ICs from Wolfson Microelectronics will now be available from Acal Technology, following a distribution agreement between the two companies covering the UK, Ireland and Benelux. The deal covers inventory and technical support for geographic accounts, complementing Wolfson’s direct sales force and enabling them to support a broader customer base in the region. Designed to offer high performance audio and ultra low power consumption, Wolfsons mixed-signal semiconductors are ideal for consumer electronics, including portable navigation devices, in-car infotainment devices, portable media players, mobile phones, digital cameras, flat panel TVs, and hi-fis. The range comprises audio analogue-to-digital converters (ADCs), digital-to-analogue converters (DACs) and coder/decoders (CODECs), S/PDIF transceivers, class D and G as well as the recently launched Audioplus power management products.

ACAL Technologys sales and marketing director, Steve Carr, said: With the growth in telematics and automotive infotainment systems, as well as higher expectations for audio quality in consumer products, more designers need to combine digital and analogue technology. Acal provides the design experience to complement customers own area of expertise, helping them to achieve key design objectives and to stretch their performance benchmarks.

Wolfson Microelectronics senior VP worldwide sales, Alistair Banham added: With the integration of multi media into a broadening range of consumer electronics, the pressure is on to excel in the differentiators of hi-fi audio performance and extended battery life. Wolfsons technology is a key enabler and the addition of Acal as UK/Benelux distributor will enable Wolfson to bring these product differentiators to even more customers.