Audio Precision Introduces Up to 10x Faster Dolby Digital Test & Verification
Beaverton, Oregon---Audio Precision, the world leader in audio test and measurement for nearly two decades, announces the OPT-2711 Dolby Digital Generator, capable of up to 10 times faster test and verification to the Dolby Digital standard.
"We designed the Dolby Digital Generator primarily for R&D and verification engineers," said Alan Miksch, Audio Precision CEO. "It's perfect for both the design and verification phases in the development of consumer products containing Dolby Digital decoders." Miksch explained that the consumer products that rely most heavily on Dolby Digital technology in today's market include DVD players, home theater systems, PCs, and set-top boxes of all kinds. "It is also essential," Miksch said, "for IC manufacturers who make the chips that go into these consumer devices."
"The speed gains in Dolby Digital standards test and verification are attributed to the generator's complete software automation," Miksch said, "which dispenses with conventional pre-encoded test DVDs, and the need for a DVD player or video monitor on the test/verification bench." Audio Precision's automated generator allows engineers to do away with time-consuming synch signals, external sweeps, and track-to-track DVD navigation between measurements.
Another convenience of using the Audio Precision Dolby Digital Generator is that the technology is a true, closed loop system. It is ready for use when loaded on a PC-controlled Audio Precision 2700 Series audio analyzer by simply connecting the analyzer directly to the device under test. This direct link optimizes quick, accurate readings.
The Dolby Digital Generator software allows engineers increased flexibility over conventional testing methods as well. It allows for dynamic stimulus signal generation tailored to exact needs, and lets engineers make interactive test-signal adjustments to pinpoint specific problems.
The OPT-2711 Dolby Digital Generator is available for orders now. Authorized Audio Precision distributors and representatives can be found at http://audioprecision.com/contacts/.