VS1053 - a chip for open audio formatsshd666 writes "VLSI Solution announced VS1053, the first Open for all parties chip for decoding open and standardized audio formats. Supported formats include MP3, Ogg Vorgis, WMA, AAC, Midi, WAV and others. Full VS1053 programming specifications are available for any party that wants adopt the chip for mass market products. The chip is targeted for low power applications. The product is based on a 16-bit DSP whereas most products use a 32-bit DSP that is less power efficient. VS1053 uses a fraction of power for playing Ogg Vorbis sound compared to its competitors. This is the first product to support real-time Ogg Vorbis encoding to enable low bandwidth transmission of speech and sound for interactive applications."
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