Mobile-device sound quality boosted with MaxxAudio technologies

July 29, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Wolfson Microelectronics and Waves Audio, an Israeli developer of software-based audio signal processing tools, have announced a partnership to help bring exceptional audio quality and extended playback time to laptops, tablets and mobile devices.

The partnership integrates Waves MaxxAudio Mobile sound processing tools, which are based on the same professional tools used in recording studios, onto Wolfson’s advanced WM0011 audio digital signal processor (DSP) to achieve high quality music playback; rich, clear audio that matches the 1080p graphics when watching movies; and dramatically enhanced audio performance from the small speakers of a portable device, while preserving battery life.

Wolfson’s WM0011 improves audio playback time by enabling the device to manage all audio processing algorithms efficiently and autonomously, allowing the host processor to ‘sleep’ for up to seven out of eight seconds of audio. The WM0011 provides a portfolio of audio processing options that can be integrated into a device with no additional software development.

Waves Audio, a recipient of a technical “GRAMMY” award, uses its professional audio processing on mobile devices in the form of MaxxAudio Mobile, delivering outstanding audio performance whether users are watching a movie, listening to music, playing a game online, or using voice communication.

Eddie Sinnott, VP of Portfolio, Strategy and Marketing at Wolfson Microelectronics said: “Waves is globally-renowned for its industry-leading technology in the professional audio market, and we are delighted to partner with them to deliver this exciting new audio solution for portable devices. ”

Tomer Elbaz, EVP of Waves Consumer Electronics Division, stated, “Waves and Wolfson both share passion and dedication for high quality audio. Wolfson’s exceptional audio hardware, together with Waves professional audio software, set new sonic standards for the mobile market.”

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Waves Ltd.;