Cadence and Dolby collaborate to enable the world’s first TVs featuring Dolby Atmos technology

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced its collaboration with Dolby Laboratories to enable the world’s first TVs featuring Dolby Atmos technology based on the Dolby MS12 v2.0 Multistream Decoder. The MS12 v2.0 Multistream Decoder is an early adopter release for the Cadence Tensilica HiFi DSP core for System-on-Chip (SoC) designs.


The MS12 v2 technology enables delivery of the encompassing sound experience of Dolby Atmos through standard TV speakers. This fuller, more immersive, experience puts the listener “inside the action” with advanced spatial precision that places and moves individual sounds in three-dimensional space—even overhead.


“The popularity of the Tensilica HiFi DSP in top tier digital TVs and our long history of close collaborations were key drivers for engaging with Cadence early on for the development of the MS12 v2.0 Multistream Decoder,” said Mathias Bendull, vice president, Multi-Screen Services Audio, Dolby Laboratories. “The development of MS12 v2.0 in time for CES 2017 will help speed the availability of new products that deliver unparalleled audio through new form factors, such as the Dolby Atmos experience on TVs.”


“Cadence continues investing to provide our leading digital TV system OEM and semiconductor customers with the latest audio technologies, optimised on the Tensilica HiFi DSP,” said Larry Przywara, group director of marketing, Audio/Voice IP, Cadence. “We’re delighted that our partnership with Dolby has enabled the development of the world’s first TVs with Dolby Atmos.”


The Tensilica HiFi DSP is the most widely used licensable audio/voice/speech DSP family, with support for over 200 proven audio/voice software packages and over 75 software partners in the Tensilica Xtensions partner program.

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