Design win for XMOS multicore MCUs in high-end Blu-Ray player

April 15, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
OPPO Digital is using the XMOS multicore, determinsitic microcontroller to deliver USB audio, in its “audiophile”-market audio-visual products

OPPO products such as the multi-award-winning BDP-105D Universal Audiophile 3D Blu-Ray Disc Player use xCORE technology to deliver “bit-perfect” digital audio. The BDP-105D turns any computer into a high performing multi-media source by converting advanced digital signals, transmitted via USB, to analogue audio. It supports DSD in standard rate (DSD64) or double rate (DSD128 or DSD 2x) via its dedicated USB DAC input, with asynchronous audio clocking enabled by xCORE technology. The result is jitter-free operation and outstanding sound quality.

The BDP-105D supports a wide variety of audio content formats, including lossless FLAC and WAV files: if a computer can play it, the BDP-105D can convert it to analogue.

“The xCORE USB audio solution from XMOS is proven to deliver the highest quality USB audio,” said Jason Liao, VP Product Development of OPPO Digital. “Providing bit-perfect, jitter-free audio allows us to deliver on our promise to deliver products that truly ‘speak for themselves’. We look forward to working with XMOS on future generations of A/V products aimed at discerning consumers and audiophiles around the world.”

XMOS’ USB audio solutions are based on the xCORE range of multicore microcontrollers, a programmable platform that allows software designers to configure a device with exactly the combination of interfaces they require. xCORE devices also work in a completely deterministic way, making them suitable for a broad range of industrial, consumer and automotive applications, including high-definition digital audio.

OPPO Digital; www.oppodigital.com

XMOS; www.xmos.com