Arkamys, today announced that its renowned suite of audio effects for car radios has been ported to the latest generation of NXP Semiconductors’ Dirana car radio/audio DSP family. Its Dirana DSP family is widely used in the car entertainment industry with 100 million chipsets shipped until today.
The demo will be presented at the CES 2012, on NXP's booth, Central Plaza stand CP8.
Try it and feel the difference !
The business research & consulting firm Frost & Sullivan -highly renown in the Automotive world- speaks about the move in multimedia for the car industry through a press release including Arkamys.
As per their regular studies in the Automotive area, Frost and Sullivan unveil in a Mover and Shaker and a White Paper about the changes in consumers expectations and car-makers needs, and present the strenghts and benefits of the Arkamys Automotive solution.
2010 – 02 – 15, Paris – France – Arkamys announced today its audio features optimized for ARM Cortex-A9 Processors
Based on its expertise in audio software implementation, Arkamys, a member of the ARM Connected Community™, is now able to offer its successful algorithms for the ARM® Cortex™-A9 processor.
The libraries were optimized using the ARM RealView® Development Suite 4.0 Professional tools. Thanks to the ARM NEON™ compiler’s autovectorization technology, the libraries demonstrate better performance compared to hand-optimized assembler equivalent implementations for ARM11™ and ARM9E™ family processors. Moreover, these tools permit fixed-point C code to be efficiently ported five times faster than previously, leading to a reduced design time and accelerated time-to-market.
The outstanding performance gains, combined with Arkamys’ device fine-tuning skills now enable handsets and portable devices to fully benefit from high-end 3D audio effects and surround sound.
“When we decided to port audio applications on the ARM Cortex-A9 processor, we did not imagine that we could get such impressive results,” says Philippe Tour, CEO of Arkamys. “The gains our audio software has achieved with ARM RealView Development Suite clearly allow us to imagine new innovative solutions, even on devices with high constraints. Thanks to our ARM Cortex-A9 processor expertise, we are very confident we can maintain a strong leadership in digital audio solutions.”
“The work Arkamys has completed is a clear demonstration of the benefits which the ARM ecosystem can deliver to our licensing Partners,” said John Goodacre, Director Program Management, Processor Division,ARM. “The Cortex-A9 processor is increasingly being designed into leading-edge smart mobile devices which demand high definition audio performance as one of the key attributes. The optimized Arkamys libraries will help our Partners to deliver the products required.”
Recognized leader in audio, voice technology enhancement and spatialization, Arkamys provides digital audio solutions for professional entertainment and for the consumer electronics industry (mobile phones,MP3 players, car audio, home theatres, etc.). More on www.arkamys.com.
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Arkamys, a leading provider of digital audio processing solutions and provider of embedded software for mobile phones and portable media players unveils the first results of tests for its ‘listen with your own ears’ 3D sound technology on a wide range of headphone types from high end professional transducers to mass market earphones.
The objective of the ‘listen with your own ears’ project is to reproduce through headphones, the natural listening sensation that each individual has, that is dependent on the morphology of their head. This is achieved by using personalized Head-Related Transfer Functions (HRTFs) to process digital sounds.
The degree of optimization reached through digital sound processing is subject to the transducer performance. The bulk of music players found on the market today feature entry or mid range earphones whose physical capacity is limited in terms of frequency range.
Arkamys has tested its technology on a panel of 8 types of transducers. Unsurprisingly high end headphones perform well, but it is very interesting to note that standard mass market earphones typically used for MP3 players are very close in terms of efficiency when used with 3D audio.
David Schonstein, ‘Listen With Your Own Ears’ project manager at Arkamys says "We are very happy with these preliminary tests that show our technology is viable on standard headphones and insert earphones. This means that a large proportion of users will be able to enjoy natural 3D audio for music and movie content with their existing equipment”.
Jean Michel Raczinski, Arkamys CTO says “This result recognizes our team's ability to exploit our advanced technology, and combine with our product engineering and deep market expertise to create compelling solutions that bring high value to end users.
Arkamys technology is already embedded in millions of devices, and is used in a growing number of innovative products. The ‘listen with your own ears’ project is ongoing, first products will be on the market in 2009.
For more information on the ‘listen with your own ears’ project click here
Arkamys, the leading provider of digital audio processing solutions and provider of embedded software for mobile phones and portable media players, today was recognized by industry leading manufacturer Aigo by being voted "Top Innovator" at CHINICT 2008 for the Immerse U solution. CHINICT took place in Beijing, P.R. China; it is the largest gathering around the most innovative and fastest-growing IT rising stars.
The company was awarded for its Immerse U solution that lets small devices create a real sensation of complete immersion in sound when listening over the ordinary stereo headphones and loudspeakers. The primary achievements for a major evolution were presented which open up new horizons in terms of personalizing headphone usage.
By appling the principles of psychoacoustics, Arkamys has succeeded in identifying the morphological characteristics that condition our listening experience, and is developing a system capable of personalizing the sounds heard through headphones depending on the morphology of each individual. This will give the listener the natural texture that they are used to when listening normally without headphones. Today, Arkamys presented its latest realizations; the first applications are planned for 2009.
"We are very proud of this recognition of our contribution to the industry by Aigo. This award recognizes our team's ability to uniquely exploit our advanced technology innovation skills, and combine with our world-class product engineering and deep market expertise to create compelling solutions that bring tremendous value to our customers" said Philippe Tour, CEO of Arkamys”.
Arkamys technology is already embedded in millions of devices, and is used in a growing number of innovative mobile phones.
This site is dedicated to the personalized 3D audio technology for headphones that Arkamys is developing.
On this site you can expect:
• To be kept up to date with information on the project and the release of products/services
• To see press releases on the project itself from a variety of media
• Cutting edge demos for you to test
• To see more functionalities very soon..
Please visit our new blog at: www.listenwithyourownears.com
Samsung’s S3C6400 is the world's first ARM 1176 high performance, low power application processor solution for mobile phones and general applications. On appliances proposing numerous multimedia functions, sound quality becomes a major factor in product differentiation.
Arkamys has presented the first range of audio signal processing software libraries on the S3C6400, giving the consumer electronics manufacturers that have chosen this platform the opportunity to offer their users a new, more absorbing and more realistic audio experience, using the latest innovations in terms of digital signal restitution and sound spatialization.
The new algorithms presented significantly improve the listening experience with headsets and speakers, closing the gap on regular High Fidelity experience. Arkamys, thanks to its technology, offers the Consumer Electronics industry high performance software components.
To reach such great results, Arkamys has spent the last three years researching psychoacoustics to change the acoustic control paradigm when using headphones.
Meet us on booth 2F49.
Arkamys has announced the availability of its ImmerseU suite of audio enhancement and spatialisation algorithms on the Texas Instruments LoCosto platform. Arkamys’s ImmerseU on LoCosto enables mobile telephone manufacturers to achieve an audio quality unheard of on entry-level models.
It offers a whole range of audio signal processing and enhancement functions such as a graphic equaliser and a range of pre-sets (jazz, pop, rock, etc.), as well as advanced stereo widening. Specific solutions are available for headphone listening (MP3 player, games) and for loudspeakers (ring tones).
Arkamys’s engineers have developed algorithms that deliver 3D sound as vividly and powerfully to listeners with headphones and speakers as to someone listening to a concert live.
The integration of the Arkamys solution in this dream phone will delight both advanced design and music lovers.
The final system reinvents the sound experience on mobile devices. It combines 3D sound software technology derived from professional mastering techniques and fine-tuning expertise that have never been seen before.
Since February 1st 2006, passengers aboard Air France long-haul flights will have the latest headphone technology developed by Arkamys to fully enjoy the many music channels offered by the in-flight entertainment program. Watch the video by clicking here
Arkamys is proud to announce its partnership with France Cinema Miami an American association conceived and organized by FRENCH FEELING FILMS and the ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE OF MIAMI, which both aim at distributing French movies in the US, encouraging French culture and language through the movies and reinforcing friendship between France and the United States in South Florida.
Arkamys proudly presents its innovative digital audio enhancement solutions for the automotive market. On that occasion Arkamys set up 3 days of demonstration to offer the most thrilling in-vehicle surround sound experience with the best audio quality.
To get more information download the Sound Staging brochure.
TV:France Television will broadcast in Spring a TV film recounting the life of famous singer Dalida. Arkamys was chosen to blow the dust off on Dalida's hit songs. The result is beyond hopes and one can really enjoy the emotions of a live concert when listening to the film's soundtrack.
Feature movie : Long awaited «Immortel (ad vitam)» by Enki BILAL will be
in movie theaters on March, 24th.
For this ambitious venture the sound mixing has benefited from the
Arkamys Sound Process.
The voice of the hawk-headed god Horus was given “a lot of puff and a
divine depth” thanks to the Arkamys’ post-production rack used by the
sound re-recording mixer.
Feature Movie: It’s a restored version of Jacques DEMY’s “Peau d’Ane” that will be in movie theatres this month. Arkamys worked hand in hand with Dominique GABORIEAU, sound mixer, on the remastering of the original mono soundtrack to provide a completely new dimension of sound to the movie.
DVD/Video: The release of the complete Tex Avery series is due this month. WARNER asked Arkamys to make a clean sweep of the old mono soundtracks. Hélène CHARTIER, Head of Trading Partners & Purchases, declares: “The team at Arkamys was present at our side all along the production process, from the first advice to the delivery of the new soundtracks. The result is simply amazing!”