SAN JOSE, Calif., Sep 1, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --
DSP Group(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home, announced today the availability of the first in a series of connected multimedia terminal reference designs based on the XpandR(R) III system on a chip (SoC). XpandR III is DSP Group's state-of-the-art multimedia chipset solution supporting High Definition voice with DECT/CAT-iq 2.0, High Definition video communication with Wi-Fi 11n, powerful graphic and security and more. In addition to accelerating time to market and reducing development and BOM costs, the initial reference design enables OEMs to add smartphone functionality to advanced cordless phones, video phones, and diverse connected multimedia terminals to create a superior home phone user experience.
XpandR III includes several integrated functions, including Wi-Fi and DECT/CAT-iq connectivity, high-definition (HD) video decoding and encoding, and 2D/3D graphics processing. Such functionality, along with the chipset solution's integrated USB2.0, LCD controller and camera interface peripheral modules, enable cost-effective development of a range of converged communications products. DSP Group's connected multimedia terminal reference design also comes with a comprehensive Android 2.3-integrated software development kit (SDK). By making fixed-line telephony and broadband/VoIP connectivity available to the traditional home phone, the reference design opens the door to a wide array of new services and opportunities for application developers, services providers and consumers.
Delivering an outstanding home phone user experience, the reference design includes a 3.7" LCD display and touch-screen panel, and supports HD voice quality. In addition, it enables users to automatically synchronize home phone contact lists with a mobile device, and to remotely activate call forwarding, listen to voice messages, and receive email notifications of missed calls.
The reference design drives a host of cutting-edge applications including HD video communications, playback and streaming, advanced telephony, multimedia streaming, gaming, electronic program guides (EPGs), advanced remote control, home security and surveillance, and baby monitoring.
In addition to the initial reference design, DSP Group provides other connected multimedia terminal reference designs, based on XpandR III, for media phones, tablet phones and a host of other multimedia devices.
DSP Group will be demonstrating its initial connected multimedia terminal reference design at the IFA consumer electronics and home appliance global trade show in Hall 7.2A, Room 105, at the Messe Berlin in Berlin, Germany, on September 2-7, 2011.
About DSP Group
DSP Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG) is a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home. Delivering system solutions that combine semiconductors and software with reference designs, DSP Group enables consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers to cost-effectively develop new revenue-generating applications with fast time to market. At the forefront of semiconductor innovation and operational excellence for over two decades, and with a growing share of the wireless home telephony market, DSP Group provides a broad portfolio of wireless chipsets integrating DECT, Wi-Fi, PSTN and VoIP technologies with state-of-the-art application processors. Enabling converged voice, audio, video and data connectivity across diverse consumer products -- from cordless and VoIP phones to home gateways and connected multimedia screens -- DSP Group proactively partners with CE manufacturers to shape the future of converged communications at home. For more information, visit www.dspg.com.
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