|The Debut of DTS-HD Home Theater Technology (and the control chip that made it possible)
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One of the first consumer implementations of the new DTS-HD format debuted in January in Las Vegas at CES 2006, where Denon Brand Company showed its conceptual DTS-HD-enabled audio/video receiver. The DTS-HD format is designed to enable surround sound quality that matches the brilliance of high-definition video, for a new level of movie excitement and realism.
Working behind the scenes to make DTS-HD happen was the third-generation SHARC processor. Leveraging the processor's floating-point performance and optimized software for industry-standard audio decoders and post-processing algorithms, the processor supplier, Analog Devices, said it was able to quickly deliver a solution that enabled Denon to be among the first to demonstrate the latest DTS-HD audio format.
"The SHARC platform gave us the strong foundation we needed for enabling DTS HD in the audio/video receiver, with its tremendous audio processing performance and timely support for the DTS-HD format, which helped to accelerate our development of this compelling demonstration," said Hirofumi Ichikawa, president of Denon Brand Company, D&M Holdings Inc.
Analog Devices' SHARC Melody enables the highest 32-bit quality audio processing available based on premium floating point performance. The Denon CES demonstration system uses the SHARC ADSP-21366, with a 333 MHz/2 GFLOPs level of performance said to suit it particularly well to the increasing requirements of consumer and professional audio market segments. Analog Devices, Inc., www.analog.com