Acoustic Technologies Extends Availability of SoundClear Full-Duplex Speakerphone Software to StarCore Processor Cores

MESA , Ariz. - Acoustic Technologies announced the availability of SoundClear* ATS5500 software for the StarCore(tm) SC1000 family of processor cores.  The ATS5500 SoundClear speakerphone software integrates echo cancellation, sound enhancement, and noise cancellation to enable natural bi-directional conversation with crisp, clear speakerphone operation. SoundClear software is compatible with SC1000-family processor cores and subsystems such as mobile handsets, mobile conferencing devices, video conferencing equipment, and other hands-free telephony devices.  As a StarCore Alliance member, Acoustic Technologies will provide SoundClear software to StarCore licensees.


According to Gartner Dataquest's User Survey for Personal Wireless dated 24 Jun 2004, hands-free capability is the highest ranked new feature that motivates the purchase of a new mobile handset in the next 12 months.  Integrated full-duplex speakerphone capability is a key component in next-generation 3G mobile phones to enable simultaneous access to voice and data for videoconferencing and hands-free operation.  SoundClear software for cellular handsets offers full-duplex hands-free operation, noise reduction, and improved speech intelligibility with graphic equalizers, enabling natural conversation flow. 


StarCore's SC1000 family is licensable intellectual property that provides system-on-chip (SoC) designers with the combination of DSP performance and related subsystem capabilities. StarCore products are used in communications systems, wireless phones, and other consumer electronics products. SoundClear software is available for StarCore SC1000-family cores.

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