Audience’s A1026 Voice Processor chip ensures superb sound on mobile phones

Audience A1026 Voice Processor chip

Provider of advanced voice and audio processors Audience announced the A1026 Voice Processor chip, which is the latest (third) generation of its dynamic noise suppression solutions for mobile phones. The new chip features improved performance features and a highly integrated, more compact and energy-efficient design – significantly improving mobile call quality in noisy environments.

Here are the highlights (from the press release):

  • Powerful Processing: the A1026 chip includes a low-power, high-performance custom Digital Signal Processor (DSP) core that delivers stationary and non-stationary noise suppression, acoustic echo cancellation (AEC), and Programmable Voice Equalization (VEQ) algorithms.
  • Easy Integration: the A1026 comes in a highly compact 2.7×3.5 mm, 40-pin WLCSP (0.5mm pitch) package that can fit any handset style or design and easily integrates into existing mobile phone architectures.
  • Energy-Efficiency: approximately 30% power reduction from previous generation products in standard talk mode.
  • Performance Advancements: the new A1026 processor includes customizable voice quality tuning capabilities, a Post-Equalization Filter, and a Multi-band Compander (MBC) to improve audio quality and reduce distortion for end-users.

As for the availability, the A1026 chip will be launching in mobile handsets as early as Q1 2010. No word on which handset makers are on board, though…

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