NORWOOD, Mass. -- Analog Devices Inc. this week announced certification of its Melody audio decoder chip set by Dolby Laboratories Inc. for the new Dolby Surround Pro Logic II format.
The Norwood semiconductor supplier said its decoder solution is one of the industry's chip sets first to be certified by Dolby Laboratories for the new digital audio format, which is aimed at professional and consumer entertainment systems.
The Melody chip set uses Analog Devices' ADSST-21065L Sharc digital signal processor to implement Dolby Pro Logic II with 32-bit floating-point math. The Melody decoder is available as either a chip set with software or as a reference design kit, said Analog Devices. The reference design--including evaluation board, evaluation copy of the software, and schematics--is priced in single quantities at $1,750.