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31 March 2024

Bristol-situated fab-less semiconductor firm XMOS has entered into a technology partnership with Californian microelectronics corporation DSP Concepts.

Their collaborative efforts will mean that audio equipment OEMs will be able to draw on a combination of these companies’ respective technologies - namely the XMOS low latency platform and DSP Concepts’ intuitive Audio Weaver software. Consequently the design and debugging of such equipment will be made significantly simpler - with lower bill-of-materials (BoM) costs and shorter project completion times. The combination of these 2 distinct technologies is supported by the multi-channel audio evaluation board and the accompanying software development kit (SDK). The Audio Weaver element features more than 500 pre-built models through which engineers can create optimised audio processing arrangements without needing to worry about generating complex code manually. The platform can deal with both fixed and floating point audio processing structures. 

As Chin Beckmann, CEO of DSP Concepts, comments; “Audio innovation should be easy so that the audio engineer can focus on the differentiation for the products they are making. Audio Weaver is purpose-built to streamline the design process – a visual approach, multiple deployment options, and deep integrations with chip partners all help to keep the focus on the product, and not on a frustrating development process. XMOS’ adaptability only adds to that strength.”

“With so many market opportunities right across the IoT, versatility has always been a priority for XMOS – designers and engineers need to be able to change their designs and explore new ideas without prohibitive expense. This partnership with DSP Concepts is the latest milestone on that journey, giving designers yet more tools with which they can refine their designs, taking new and impactful applications to market at speed,” adds Aneet Chopra, EVP for Marketing & Product Management at XMOS.

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