DesignWare ARC SoundWave Audio Subsystem

 

The DesignWare® ARC® SoundWave Audio Subsystem provides designers with a complete, pre-verified audio subsystem consisting of hardware, software and prototyping for integration into system-on-chip (SoC) designs. Supporting 2.1 to 7.1 audio streams at 24-bit precision, the ARC SoundWave Audio Subsystem meets the demanding performance requirements of today’s audio applications such as digital TVs, set-top boxes, Blu-ray™ Disc, speaker bars, media players, portable audio and tablets.

The ARC SoundWave Audio Subsystem consists of DesignWare 32-bit ARC audio processors, standard digital interfaces, analog audio codecs, and a complete, ready-to-use software environment that seamlessly plugs into the host application and includes a comprehensive library of software audio codecs that support the latest formats from Dolby, DTS and SRS. The ARC SoundWave Audio Subsystem includes both virtual and FPGA-based prototypes to accelerate software development and validation of the full system. By integrating multiple IP blocks together with software in a pre-verified subsystem, Synopsys gives designers a configurable, SoC-ready audio solution that significantly reduces their SoC design and integration effort, lowers design risk and accelerates time-to-market.

DesignWare ARC SoundWave Audio Subsystem Complete Solution
Figure 1: DesignWare ARC SoundWave Audio Subsystem Complete Solution

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DesignWare ARC SoundWave Audio Subsystem Datasheet

Industry's First Audio IP Subsystem

Learn how the pre-integrated, configurable DesignWare SoundWave Audio Subsystem helps you achieve great audio with a complete, SoC-ready subsystem solution. Also, join us in the Synopsys Sound Room, where we test our high-definition audio solutions, to see the SoundWave Audio Subsystem in action using a HAPS® FPGA-Based Prototyping System.

Henk Hamoen
Product Marketing Manager, Synopsys

 

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  • Complete, pre-verified hardware implementation supports 2.0 to 7.1 audio streams with 24- bit precision to meet latest audio standards
  • Ready-to-use software environment includes all software needed to support a broad range of audio applications and enables designers to quickly integrate the subsystem into their host application
  • Single and dual-core 32-bit DesignWare 32-bit ARC audio processors implementations optimized for processing multiple high-definition, multi-channel audio streams in parallel
  • Digital audio interfaces such as S/PDIF and I2S provide multi-channel input and outputs
  • Analog audio codecs provide high-quality connections for line inputs/outputs, microphones, loud speakers and headphones with dynamic range of 96dB
  • Comprehensive library of software audio codecs including support for latest standards from Dolby, DTS, SRS Labs and Microsoft
  • Audio plug-ins based on the industry-standard GStreamer multimedia software enable developers to quickly integrate audio subsystem software into their host application
  • Virtual and FPGA-based prototypes enable complete hardware-software integration and system validation
  • Easy to use configuration tool enables a complete subsystem to be configured in hours instead of weeks
  • Configurations as small as 0.21mm in a 40-nm process technology
  • Available SoC integration services help implement and optimize the subsystem in the context of the full chip
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Description: SoundWave Audio Subsystem with AS211SFX Single Core Processor
Name: dwc_audio_subsystem
Version: 1.1b
STARs: Open and/or Closed STARs
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Product Type: DesignWare Cores
Documentation:
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Product Code: 9542-0
  
Description: SoundWave Audio Subsystem with AS221BD Dual Core Processor
Name: dwc_audio_subsystem_dc
Version: 1.1b
STARs: Open and/or Closed STARs
myDesignWare: Subscribe for Notifications
Product Type: DesignWare Cores
Documentation:
Download: arc_audio_subsystem
Product Code: 9543-0