Dialog Semiconductor Plc. / Key word(s): Miscellaneous
Kirchheim/Teck, Germany 29 November 2010 - Dialog Semiconductor plc (FWB:
DLG), a provider of highly integrated innovative power management
semiconductor solutions, today announced that its DA7211 audio codec IC has
been adopted by Samsung Electronics to deliver the highest level of audio
performance in its recently launched YP-Q3AB MP3 player.
Important features in the selection of the DA7211 by Samsung were that the
device consumes the industry's absolute lowest quiescent headphone playback
power consumption of 2.5mW and only 5mW operating power under listening
conditions. The unique general purpose filter, architected to provide
functions such as programmable 5 band EQ and 3D sound on an 80uW budget,
provides an extremely low power flexible signal processing engine to work
in conjunction with various third party audio algorithms.
Samsung's Q3 player hosts a wide range of enhanced high quality Samsung
proprietary audio features including: SoundAlive(TM), enabling deeper bass
and greater tone articulation; Virtualizer, delivering a 5.1 channel
surround sound experience while using headphones; Room Modelling,
recreating space perception; Seven-band Equalizer, allowing fine-tuning the
sound levels; Audio Upscaler, restoring lost sounds from compression; and
Clarity, improving the reproduction of human voice and instruments. The
device also includes a Video player and FM radio.
Samsung commented; 'The Samsung Q3 combines exceptional sound quality with
an intuitive interface in a sleek design, allowing consumers to get a full
concert experience when playing music and videos. Working with Dialog
allowed us to significantly extend the battery life of the Q3, achieve a
signal to noise ratio (SNR) of greater than 96 dB and offer an
unprecedented mix of enhanced audio features to our consumers.'
Udo Kratz, vice president and general manager for audio and power
management at Dialog commented; 'We are extremely pleased to have further
strengthened our relationship with Samsung, a top tier consumer device
supplier, via the design-in of our audio codec in the company's latest line
of popular MP3 Players, which builds on our previous display product
success with the company.'
Note to editors:
Dialog Semiconductor creates energy-efficient, highly integrated,
mixed-signal circuits optimised for personal mobile, lighting & display and
automotive applications. The company provides flexible and dynamic support,
world-class innovation and the assurance of dealing with an established
With its unique focus and expertise in system power management, Dialog
brings decades of experience to the rapid development of integrated
circuits for power management, audio, display processing and motor control.
Dialog's processor companion chips are essential for enhancing both the
performance of hand-held products and the consumers' multimedia experience.
With world-class manufacturing partners, Dialog operates a fabless business
Dialog Semiconductor plc is headquartered near Stuttgart with a global
sales, R&D and marketing organisation. In 2009, it recorded $218 million in
revenue and was one of the fastest growing European public semiconductor
companies. It has approximately 380 employees. The company is listed on the
Frankfurt (FWB: DLG) stock exchange.
For further information and reader enquiries:
Birgit Hummel, Dialog Semiconductor, Neue Strasse 95, D-73230
Tel: +49 7021 805 412
Fax: +49 7021 805 200
For editorial enquiries:
Rob Ashwell, Publitek Limited, 18 Brock Street, Bath, BA1 2LW, United
Tel: +44 (0)1225 470 000
E-mail: rob.ashwell @publitek.com
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