15 April 1998

Ensigma Ltd Develops AC-3 Decoder Software on DSP Group's OAKDSPCore

Ensigma announced today the completion of its Dolby AC-3 decoder implementation for DSP Group's OakDSPCore . Steven Roberts at Ensigma said ";We are the only company we are aware of to be offering a Dolby qualified solution for the OakDSPCore";. Clifford Parris, head of the coding group, said ";our initial offering is a sub 40 MIPS class C decoder for cost effective, low power consumer applications such as portable DVD decoders";. ";Further optimisation of the software will be ongoing during 1998 with the possibility of a class A implementation in around 55 MIPS";, Parris continued.

";We are delighted to have Ensigma support our OakDSPCore by implementing the AC-3 decoder for the core,"; said Irving Gold, Vice President for Marketing and Sales, core technology for DSP Group. ";Multimedia, MPEG and DVD are 'hot' markets today. By using Ensigma's AC-3 implementation designers will be able to reduce the development time and bring products into these markets quickly and effectively.";

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