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Cirrus Logic Announced Two DACs

Written by Jari Ketola @ 21 Sep 1999 1:00

Company press release
FREMONT, Calif. --Sept. 20, 1999--Cirrus Logic, the leading provider of audio chip solutions, today unveiled two new Crystal digital-to-analog converters (DACs) that support both dueling DVD audio standards.
As a result, the new DACs enable the creation of universal DVD players, a new class of consumer electronics products. In separate news releases issued today, the company announced:

· The CS4397 SuperDAC -- This high-performance audio DAC delivers on a single chip, the audio quality that typically requires three separate components in today's high-end DVD players. The new high-end audio DAC is the first to offer both 120 dB dynamic range performance -- the highest in the industry -- and compatibility with the next-generation audio formats: DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD (SACD).

· The CS4391 -- This new DAC also supports both DVD Audio and SACD while at the same time delivering exceptional audio quality (108 dB) at a mainstream price point. The DAC's architecture removes jitter noise and thus eliminates the need for expensive phase lock loops or voltage controlled oscillators, further reducing overall system cost and making mainstream universal DVD players a reality.

Today's product introductions are in line with Cirrus Logic's strategy to provide mixed-signal chip solutions that exceed the performance and meet the price requirements of its target market. With its new Crystal DAC product offerings, the company expects to fuel the market growth of universal DVD players.

Cirrus Logic will demonstrate its new Crystal DACs at the Audio Engineering Society Convention (Booth No. 153), which runs from Sept. 24-27 at Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City.

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