Analog Devices' SoundMAX Selected by Intel as Sound System for New 2GHz Pentium(R) 4 Processor-Based Motherboards.--ADI's audio solution built into industry's highest performance motherboards.
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM Intel Developer Forum (IDF), is a twice yearly gathering of technologists to discuss Intel products and products based around Intel products. The first IDF was in 1997. There is usually a Spring IDF and a Fall IDF. , SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ --
Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange : ADI) today announced that its PC audio subsystem, SoundMAX(R) with SPX (Sequenced Packet EXchange) The transport layer protocol in the NetWare operating system. Similar to the TCP layer in TCP/IP, it ensures that the entire message arrives intact. SPX uses NetWare's IPX as its delivery mechanism. (TM) technologies, is now shipping with Intel Corporation's desktop boards to support the new Intel(R) 2GHz Pentium(R) 4 processor. By incorporating SoundMAX into these new performance desktop systems, the D850MD/D850MV, Intel brings audio functionality to levels matching many of the advanced video features found in PCs today. Through a variety of patented audio techniques, SoundMAX immerses the user in a hyper- realistic acoustic environment that features interactive, uniquely-generated sound effects.
"SoundMAX delivers an exceptional audio experience, providing premium PCI soundcard-like quality at lower cost," said Tom Matson, marketing director of Intel's Desktop Platform Solutions Division. "SoundMAX integrated audio is perfect for our new Pentium(R) 4 Processor-based desktop boards, which provide users a robust integrated audio solution, improving the overall user experience. "
"SoundMAX with SPX provides an audio experience beyond anything currently available in a PCI soundcard," said John Croteau, product line director, Computer Products and Services Group, Analog Devices, Inc. "With the latest desktop board integration by Intel, SoundMAX-equipped systems abound, providing a wide range of systems for end users who are serious about the quality of their PC's audio."
About Intel's Desktop Boards
The New Intel Desktop boards feature Intel Active Monitor for hardware management, Intel Rapid BIOS Boot An enhancement to the BIOS on PC motherboards from Intel that speeds up POST (power on self test) times at startup. At its 2002 introduction, Intel said booting was almost twice as fast as the BIOS's on competitors' motherboards. See POST and BIOS. , up to seven USB ports and a choice of CNR, LAN, USB 2.0 and "Micro-ATX" options. For more information on Intel Desktop Boards, please visit: http://developer.intel.com/design/motherbd/.
About SoundMAX with SPX
Analog Devices' SoundMAX with SPX (Sound Production eXtensions) technologies is a low-cost, integrated audio solution that surpasses the functionality of premium sound cards. Residing on the PC's motherboard or on a Communications Network Riser (CNR) soundcard, SoundMAX consists of high- performance hardware CODECs, with features such as hardware sample rate conversion (SRC), professional quality 94-dB playback and software speaker equalization (EQ). SoundMAX software includes Windows(R) device drivers and applications that support 3D audio, Microsoft(R) DirectX(TM) 8.0, EAX, A3D, unlimited voice DLS-2 wavetable, 5.1 virtual theater surround, CNR multi- channel output options, and SPX "audio animation" technologies. Based on physical and event modeling algorithms, SPX "audio animation" consists of a new class of audio rendering technologies that provide immersive and hyper- realistic sound effects based on user input. Earlier this year, Sony Online Entertainment Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) is a game development and game publishing division of Sony that is best known for creating massively multiplayer online games, including EverQuest, EverQuest II, PlanetSide, and Star Wars Galaxies announced support for SPX in upcoming game titles, including the highly anticipated "massively multi-player" fantasy game, PlanetSide(TM). More titles from major game publishers are expected later this year.
About Analog Devices, Inc.
With fiscal 2000 revenues of $2.58 billion, Analog Devices is a leading manufacturer of precision high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing See DSP.
Digital Signal Processing - (DSP) Computer manipulation of analog signals (commonly sound or image) which have been converted to digital form (sampled). applications. The company is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, and employs approximately 9,400 people worldwide. It has manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts, California, North Carolina, Ireland, the Philippines, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Analog Devices' stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
World's largest marketplace for securities. The exchange began as an informal meeting of 24 men in 1792 on what is now Wall Street in New York City. and the company is included in the S&P 500 Index.
SoundMAX is a registered trademark and SPX is a trademark of Analog Devices, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.
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