SPIRIT Voice & Audio processing doubles playback and talk time on mobile handsets
SPIRIT Audio and Voice Engines are now hand-optimized for the ARM AudioDE™ platform and support all ARM RISC processors available today.
In 2006 ARM selected SPIRIT as preferred strategic global software partner. ARM now
promotes SPIRIT audio and voice solutions worldwide. Today’s announcement is another step
forward in the ARM-SPIRIT partnerships.
The SPIRIT Audio Engine is a plug-and-play multimedia solution that brings audio
playback and record capability to mobile platforms. The engine is optimized to achieve
maximum power efficiency along with standards compliance and highest sound quality.
The TeamSpirit® Voice & Video Engine integrates network and voice subsystems
providing all required functionalities to guarantee high quality VoIP over WiFi and 3G
connections on mobile and embedded platforms.
“Both compact Audio and Voice engines are in high demand now due to release plans for
multimedia and dual-mode phones and PMPs by almost every major OEM,” said Slava Borilin,
VP Products at SPIRIT. “SPIRIT embedded software products use all the computational
potential of audio subsystem and multimedia systems-on-chips. SPIRIT technology can move
voice processing to the audio subsystem to unload the application core. Highly optimized
voice and audio software for RISC cores also allows freeing up the DSP, thus leaving more
MIPS for extra video fps”.
Running the speech processing components of the SPIRIT Voice Engine on the
AudioDE™ platform will not only dramatically prolong playback time, but also reduce
power consumption during VoIP calls by 55%.
The SPIRIT Audio Engine is now available for all ARM RISC cores from ARMv4 to ARMv7
with NEON™ technology and AudioDE™, as well as for a number of DSP processors
including TI C5000, C6000 series and ADI BlackFin®.
SPIRIT DSP (www.spiritDSP.com) employs 140 professionals, has been in the international software licensing business since 1992. A bootstrap company, SPIRIT has been profitable for 14 years. For the last 10 years SPIRIT’s focus has been voice, audio, video and data communication software products. SPIRIT counts among its customers Adobe, Agere, ARM, Atmel, Compal, Flextronics, Ericsson, HP, HTC, Kyocera, LG, MediaRing, Microsoft, National Semiconductor, NEC, Nortel Networks, Oracle, Paltalk, Panasonic, Philips Semiconductor, Polycom, Radvision, Samsung, Siemens, Texas Instruments, Toshiba and Trinity Convergence, among 200+ other communication OEMs and software vendors. SPIRIT communication software is used in over 80 countries and powers more than 100 million embedded voice channels. SPIRIT DSP is a member of major voice-related developer communities, including IntelR Developer Network, ARMR Connected Community, Philips Nexperia Partnership, TI Third Party Network, TI OMAP Developer Network for Wireless handsets and PDAs. SeeStorm is SPIRIT affiliate for synthetic video conferencing.