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ANALOG DEVICES SUPPORTS MICROSOFT'S NEW WINDOWS SOUND SYSTEM

 ANALOG DEVICES SUPPORTS MICROSOFT'S NEW WINDOWS SOUND SYSTEM
 NORWOOD, Mass., Sep. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Analog Devices (NYSE: ADI) today congratulated Microsoft Corp. on the introduction of its Windows Sound System(tm), which incorporates Analog's AD1848 SoundPort(R) Codec IC. The Microsoft system consists of sound processing software and a plug-in card. Together, they provide 386- and 486-based PCs running Microsoft(R) Windows 3.1 with business-oriented audio capabilities. This capability makes business users more productive than ever by allowing them much greater use of sound in their PC applications.
 The Windows Sound System is supplied with several applications: voice annotation, proofreading and voice recognition. Voice annotation allows users to record their own voices and attach the resulting "voice notes" to spreadsheets, word processing documents and electronic mail, either for their own reference later or to help explain documents sent to co-workers. The proofreading application facilitates checking data entries against paper copy by reading aloud highlighted numbers and financial terms. With voice recognition, users can issue verbal instuctions to execute Windows menu commands such as "Save" and "Close."
 The Analog Devices AD1848 SoundPort Codec at the heart of the Windows Sound System hardware provides a complete, single-chip solution for PC audio applications. It is a special-purpose linear integrated circuit (SPLIC) that includes two analog-to-digital converters, two digital-to-analog converters, software-controlled gain stages, filters, attenuators, control circuitry and computer interface circuitry. The AD1848 supports CD-quality stereo sound as well the telephone-grade audio used in voice annotation.
 The AD1848 made its first public appearance in June when Compaq Computer Corporation announced its new DESKPRO(R)/i and DESKPRO(R)/M computers. This device, which is standard in the DESKPRO/i and an option in the DESKPRO/M, allows users running Windows 3.1 immediate access to voice annotation.
 With fiscal 1991 revenues of $538 million, Analog Devices is a Fortune 500 manufacturer of precision, high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications. The company employs approximately 5,200 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts, California, North Carolina, Ireland, Japan, the Philippines and Taiwan.
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 NOTE: SoundPort is a registered trademark of Analog Devices, Inc. Microsoft is a registered trademark and Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corp. Compaq and DESKPRO are registered trademarks of Compaq Computer Corp.
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 /CONTACT: James O. Fishbeck of Analog Devices, 617-461-3282/
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