While cinema and home theater systems have multiple channels to facilitate the Dolby Atmos experience, headphones and built-in PC speakers are two-channel stereo. Reproducing a similar audio experience over a device's built-in speakers requires additional processing, which can impact battery life. Offloading Dolby Atmos to the HiFi DSP improves battery life without affecting the audio experience due to the DSP's low-energy, high-performance processing.
"Our partnership with Cadence has helped bring Dolby Atmos not just to your living room, but now to your PC," states Mahesh Balakrishnan, Vice President, Enhanced Audio Experiences, Dolby Laboratories. "Cadence's HiFi DSP maintains lower power consumption so that consumers can spend more time enjoying their favorite Dolby Atmos content on their PC."
"Consumers expect a premium entertainment experience and long battery life with their PCs," states Larry Przywara, group director of marketing, audio/voice IP, Cadence. "Dolby Atmos running on the energy-efficient HiFi DSP delivers immersive audio with improved battery performance."
Tensilica HiFi DSPs are the most widely licensed audio/voice/speech processors, with support for over 250 proven software packages and more than 105 software partners in the Tensilica Xtensions partner program. More than 85 top-tier semiconductor companies and system OEMs have selected Tensilica HiFi DSPs for their audio, voice and speech products.