Dolby MS12 Multistream Decoder Now Supported on CEVA's Audio DSP

CEVA, a licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies, today announced support for Dolby MS12 Multistream Decoder for the CEVA-BX2 audio DSP.

As smart TVs, over-the-top (OTT) content services, and set-top-boxes evolve into multipurpose digital media receivers, the content is derived from numerous sources using a variety of audio codecs. Dolby MS12 reduces the complexity of integrating multiple audio technologies into these devices. It supports decoding of premium audio content.

CEVA's implementation of Dolby MS12 on the CEVA-BX2 DSP will allow system-on-chip (SoC) designers and device manufacturers to incorporate Dolby technologies, including Dolby Atmos and Dolby AC-4, into their products. The CEVA-BX2 DSP can also be used to run additional value-add software, such as a multi-microphone voice user interface, supported by the ClearVox noise reduction and WhisPro speech recognition software packages.

"CEVA continues to be at the forefront of audio/voice innovation, having powered more than 7 billion audio/voice devices to date," said Moshe Sheier, vice president of marketing at CEVA, in a statement. "The addition of Dolby MS12 to the broad range of software packages optimized and approved for our DSPs will enable our OEM and semiconductor customers to accelerate the development of their products to support Dolby audio technologies. We are excited to announce this milestone and look forward to helping our mutual customers bring their smart and connected multimedia products to market and take advantage of the incredible audio experience we are enabling together."

CEVA-BX2 is a digital signal processor for intensive audio applications, such as multichannel audio decode, far-field noise reduction, and artificial intelligence-based speech recognition and sound analytics. It is targeted for high-performance audio devices, such as smart TVs, smart speakers, soundbars, and car infotainment systems.

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