June 15, 2012 -- Imagination Technologies, Ltd. has achieved Dolby MS11 certification for its Meta processors. Meta processors are deployed in digital audio products including docks, radios and connected audio systems. With MS11 certification, Meta can decode an extensive range of multistream audio standards using a single thread of the Meta processor.
According to Dolby, the MS11 Multistream Decoder provides television and set-top box manufacturers with a single-package technology solution for decoding all premium audio formats, including Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, HE AAC with Dolby metadata, and all HE AAC/AAC bitstreams. It ensures optimal compatibility with the worldwide installed base of home theatre systems and with future broadcast audio standards.
The Meta family of embedded processors use hardware multi-threading to combine both general purpose Apps and DSP capabilities in one processor. Using true hardware multi-threading and efficient DSP architecture, Meta processors have exceptional tolerance to SOC system latencies while also delivering complex DSP and mathematical capabilities and levels of real-time response that make them ideal for audio SOC applications.
"Dolby is committed to delivering solutions that benefit the diverse needs of the global broadcast ecosystem," said Jason Power, Senior Director, Broadcast Audio Ecosystem, Dolby Laboratories. "Now with Dolby MS11, Meta's processors enable full compatibility with a diverse range of HD broadcast and online audio formats, helping audiences enjoy a consistent and high-quality audio experience."
The addition of Dolby MS11 support on Meta processors further extends Imagination's comprehensive portfolio of IP for HD TV which includes: Ensigma multistandard "world" broadcast demodulation and "SmartTV" connectivity; PowerVR graphics for advanced gaming, apps and user interface; PowerVR multistandard, multistream video decode and encode up to 4Kx2K; Meta multistream audio and apps processors; and HelloSoft V.VoIP "video-chat" technologies.
Dolby MS11 is now available for use by all Meta licensees, subject to appropriate license from Dolby.
Go to the Imagination Technologies, Ltd. website to find additional information.