HEWLETT-PACKARD SELECTS RIPTIDE AUDIO/MODEM CHIPSET.
Conexant Systems Inc. (Nasdaq:CNXT), formerly Rockwell
Semiconductor Systems, has announced that its RipTide audio/modem
chipset has been selected by Hewlett-Packard Co. for its latest
generation of HP Pavilion HP Pavilion may refer to:
PCs. Conexant's RipTide audio/modem
solution provides a comprehensive array of communications and advanced
audio capabilities, and is included in all five models that HP recently
added to its home PC line. The new HP Pavilion PCs range in price from
$799 to $1,799 (initial estimated U.S. street prices). Each new model
offers an expanded feature set aimed at helping consumers quickly and
easily access the Internet. RipTide gives HP's Pavilion PCs a full
range of standard modem functions including industry-standard 56Kbps
V.90. For mainstream audio applications, RipTide provides complete
legacy audio support over the PCI bus PCI bus - Peripheral Component Interconnect , while boosting system performance
and power-management capabilities as compared with ISA-bus audio or
modem implementations. "We are pleased that Hewlett-Packard has
selected Conexant's RipTide solution for its new HP Pavilion
PCs," said Tom Eichenberg product line manager for audio products
at Conexant. "The new Pavilion systems exemplify the advantages of
tightly coupled See tight coupling. audio and modem capabilities in today's consumer
PCs." Rockwell introduced the first member of its RipTide family in
November 1997 and has been in volume production since August of 1998.
Audio Leadership Conexant is a leader in the development of modem and
advanced audio technologies, and its complete RipTide solution combines
modem connectivity with mainstream audio capabilities, advanced
wavetable synthesis The technique used by MIDI for creating musical sounds by storing digitized samples of the actual instruments. It provides more realistic sound than the earlier FM synthesis method, which generates the sound waves entirely via electronic circuits. and three-dimensional sound placement technologies.
RipTide was the first solution to fully support Intel's Audio/Modem
Riser (AMR (1) (Adaptive Multi-Rate) A variable rate speech codec selected by the 3GPP for the 3G evolution of the GSM cellphone system (WCDMA). Using the Algebraic CELP (ACELP) compression technology, AMR provides toll quality sound at transmission rates from 4.75 to 12. ) and Mobile Daughter Card See riser card. (MDC (1) (Mobile Daughter Card) See riser card.
- HP Pavilion at San Jose, an indoor arena in San Jose, California.
- HP Pavilion (computer), a line of computers produced by Hewlett-Packard.
(2) See Meta Data Coalition. ) specifications, which
Conexant helped to define. These specifications were aimed at
simplifying the OEM's task of integrating audio and modem functions
directly on the system motherboard, while simultaneously reducing the
cost of the PC's audio/modem subsystem. Conexant Systems is the
$1.2 billion company that was created when Rockwell International Rockwell International was the ultimate incarnation of a series of companies under the sphere of influence of Willard Rockwell, who had made his fortune after the invention and successful launch of a new bearing system for truck axles in 1919. spun
off its semiconductor systems business to shareowners in December 1998.
Conexant is the world's largest independent company focused
exclusively on providing semiconductor products for communications
electronics. With more than 30 years of experience in developing analog
modem A common device that converts the computer's digital pulses to tones that can be carried over analog telephone lines. See modem. technology, the company draws upon its expertise in mixed-signal
processing and communications technology to deliver integrated systems
and semiconductor products for a broad range of communications
applications. These products facilitate communications worldwide through
wireline voice and data communications networks, cordless and cellular
wireless telephony systems, personal imaging devices and equipment, and
emerging cable and wireless broadband communications networks. The
company aligns its business into five product platforms: Personal
Computing, Personal Imaging, Wireless Communications, Digital
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