Wolfson Microelectronics PLC
17 November 2010
Wolfson audio and power management technology selected by Movidius for mobile 3D
video and imaging platform
Edinburgh, UK and Dublin, Ireland, 17 November 2010 - Wolfson Microelectronics
plc has today announced that its industry-leading audio and power management
technology has been selected by mobile multimedia processing specialist Movidius
to deliver exceptional audio performance and power management to its pioneering
Myriad 3D platform reference and development boards.
Movidius has incorporated Wolfson's integrated power management subsystem, the
WM8312, and Wolfson's low power, high quality stereo codec, the WM8987, into its
Myriad 3D mobile development system: the latest product in Movidius' landmark
mobile imaging and video portfolio.
Movidius' Myriad 3D is the world's first platform to be optimised out-of-the-box
to enable a 3D experience in high definition (HD) on mobile devices, allowing
handset designers to easily produce a whole new generation of 3D-enabled
Part of Wolfson's successful power management portfolio, the WM8312 provides a
highly flexible single-chip solution for low-power portable applications, and is
specifically designed to operate as a system power management IC supporting a
variety of industry-standard processors and accessories in a wide range of
Wolfson's WM8987 stereo codec device is designed for portable digital audio
applications and integrates complete interfaces to stereo or mono microphones.
External component requirements are reduced as no separate microphone or
headphone amplifiers are required, and its advanced on-chip digital signal
processing performs equalisation, 3D sound enhancement and automatic level
control for the microphone or line input.
Wolfson's audio and power management technology also features in reference
designs for Movidius' first Myriad 3D product, the recently-announced MV1133.
This silicon and software platform is capable of a range of unique 3D functions:
the ability to preview, capture and process high quality user-generated 3D video
and images on a mobile phone, converting any 2D video to 3D in real time, and
upscaling and playback of content in HD.
Dr Jess Brown, Product Line Manager for Power Management at Wolfson
Microelectronics, said: "As audio becomes a key differentiator in the mobile
space, consumers now expect the standard of audio in their multimedia devices to
match that of the imaging and video.
"We are delighted that Movidius has chosen our technology to deliver outstanding
audio performance and power management to its latest Myriad 3D mobile and video
David Moloney, CTO of Movidius said: "We selected Wolfson because of its
reputation for providing world-class audio and power management capability.
Wolfson's leading stereo device and power management subsystem, coupled with
their globally-renowned knowledge and expertise, made them the ideal choice for
our latest Myriad 3D reference designs."
About Wolfson Microelectronics
Wolfson Microelectronics is a global leader in the supply of high performance,
mixed-signal semiconductor solutions to the consumer electronics market. In the
home, in the office and on the move, Wolfson's innovative technology can be
found at the heart of many of the world's leading digital consumer goods,
including premier hi-fi equipment, mobile phones, MP3 players, flat panel TVs,
digital still cameras and portable navigation devices.
Wolfson is committed to the design and supply of ground-breaking audio products,
including its architecture-defining audio hub solutions, silicon
micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) microphones, power management IC's and
noise cancellation solutions, all of which come together to allow Wolfson to
deliver industry-leading HD audio to consumer electronics applications This
rich portfolio allows Wolfson's global customers to better differentiate their
digital consumer products and create whole new end-user experiences.
The company's headquarters is located in Edinburgh, UK. Wolfson's customers are
located worldwide, and so is Wolfson, with design centres, sales offices,
applications teams and engineering expertise across Europe, the US and Asia.
Wolfson Microelectronics plc is listed on the London stock exchange (LSE:
For more information about Wolfson Microelectronics, please
Movidius is a fabless semiconductor company whose technology delivers unique
multimedia capabilities including High Definition 3D Video. Typical user
applications include creating, editing, sharing, viewing and real-time
improvement of multimedia content. Movidius Myriad and Myriad 3D technologies
are specifically designed for low power mobile phone and consumer electronics,
enabling manufacturers to create highly differentiated products and enhanced
Movidius has offices in Dublin and Hong Kong, with a substantial software
development center in Romania. Movidius is venture backed, with investors
including: Celtic House Venture Partners, Capital-E, Emertec Gestion, AIB Seed
Capital Fund and Enterprise Ireland.
For more information on Movidius, visit: http://www.movidius.com
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8408 8000
Wolfson Microelectronics plc
Tel: +44 (0) 131 272 7137
Tel: +44 208 408 8000
Tel: +353 87 207 5859
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