ARM Optimizes Beatnik Technology for Digital Audio Applications; Beatnik Launches Enhanced Audio Platform for Digital Device Market.Business Editors & High-Tech Writers
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ARM ((LSE LSE - Language Sensitive Editor :ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)), the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded Inserted into. See embedded system. RISC RISC
in full Reduced Instruction Set Computing
Computer architecture that uses a limited number of instructions. RISC became popular in microprocessors in the 1980s. microprocessor solutions, and Beatnik Inc., a leading provider of enhanced audio solutions and content for digital devices, games and the Web, today announced that ARM is optimizing the Beatnik(R) Audio Engine(TM) (BAE) for the ARM(R) architecture.
The agreement will help accelerate enhanced audio and music applications for ARM Powered(TM) consumer products such as mobile phones, PDAs, digital cameras, set-top boxes The cable TV box that sits on "top" of the TV "set," although it is often located several feet away in an equipment rack. The set-top box descrambles the premium channels and provides a tuner for the higher cable numbers that very old TVs did not support. and Internet appliances Also called "information appliance," "smart appliance," and "Web appliance," it is a device specialized for accessing the Web and/or e-mail. Designed for ease of use, it plugs into a telephone jack or LAN connection for Internet hookup. .
"This agreement with Beatnik further expands the wide range of software digital audio solutions available based on the ARM architecture on the market and complements our existing digital audio offerings," said Dave Walsh, director of IPSD IPSD Information Program Support Division Product Sales, ARM. "Applications such as mobile phone ring tones and games can benefit from Beatnik's low bandwidth and high-quality audio technology, thereby enhancing the user's experience of many consumer products. With more than 75 percent of all mobile phones shipped worldwide containing ARM core-based processors, developers will also benefit from this optimization."
The BAE enables users to experience CD-quality audio and music through a variety of digital devices including mobile phones, PDAs and set-top boxes using extremely small file sizes. It does not require special hardware and provides a low bandwidth audio solution for digital devices. The BAE can play back popular formats such as MP3, WAV, AIFF AIFF - Audio IFF and enhances MIDI by adding custom samples to recreate the original sound of the music. This expanded capacity gives composers an unprecedented variety of sounds to use in their creative productions.
"Enhanced audio and music is a natural for digital devices. By working with industry-leading ARM technology, we are able to give digital device developers a powerful tool to implement compelling applications without bandwidth issues," said Shafath Syed, director of product marketing at Beatnik. "We partnered with ARM because of their expertise in optimizing software technologies for their premium architecture. This will ensure that customers receive the highest performance audio solution."
"The ARM-optimized Beatnik Audio Engine is the perfect complement for Liquid Audio's digital rights management system," said Gerry Kearby Gerald "Gerry" Kearby is an entrepreneur who rose to prominence during the "dot-com" boom of the late 1990s. He has worked predominantly with music and audio-related electronics and software companies.
He was previously co-founder, CEO and President of Liquid Audio, Inc. , CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. and co-founder of Liquid Audio Inc. "As a leading service provider of end-to-end music distribution, Liquid Audio sees ARM's inclusion of the Beatnik technology as a positive development for device manufacturers in need of a total music solution."
The BAE's true strength is its ability to play Rich Music Format (RMF RMF Resource Measurement Facility
RMF Rich Music Format
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RMF Relativistic Mean Field (R)) files. RMF files are very compact and play back instantly when started. This technology makes it possible to create truly interactive audio environments and games on the Web and in digital devices. RMF files are typically in the range of 10k to 400K while the equivalent MP3 file would be 1MB to 4MB.
Under the terms of this agreement, ARM will provide compatibility for the BAE across its ARM7(TM) and ARM9(TM) product lines and both companies will co-market this technology offering. While the BAE supports MP3 playback, ARM offers a higher performance MP3 technology available to its licensees. In addition, ARM will port the BAE to the Symbian Platform designed for advanced cellular phones.
For more information on the Beatnik technology for ARM core-based solutions, contact Beatnik Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on ARM Applications software solutions, contact ARM at email@example.com.
Beatnik offers scalable, high-quality audio solutions for digital devices, games and the Web through a combination of technology, content and services. Beatnik's solution includes a line of platform applications, production music, sound content and the Mixman software product line, enabling the integration of enhanced audio. Beatnik develops, markets and sells its sonification technology to a community of creative professionals, technology licensees and consumers -- enabling them to build and interact with music and sound. Incorporated in 1996, Beatnik was founded by musician and composer Thomas Dolby Thomas Dolby (born Thomas Morgan Robertson, on 14 October 1958) is an English musician, producer, and inventor. Life and career
Thomas was born in London. His father, Martin Robertson, was an internationally-distinguished professor of classical Greek art and Robertson. Mixman Technologies Inc. was acquired by Beatnik in December 1999.
ARM is the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions. The company licenses its high-performance, low-cost, power-efficient RISC processors RISC processor [Reduced Instruction Set Computer], computer arithmetic-logic unit that uses a minimal instruction set, emphasizing the instructions used most often and optimizing them for the fastest possible execution. , peripherals, and system-on-chip designs to leading international electronics companies. ARM also provides comprehensive support required in developing a complete system. ARM's microprocessor cores are rapidly becoming the volume RISC standard in such markets as portable communications, handheld computing, multimedia and embedded solutions. More information on ARM is available at http://www.arm.com.
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