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What is an audio DAC?

Posted: 14 April 2015
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So you love your music. You value those immersive moments in sound. You’ve got the high end headphones. But still something is missing. The music lacks the depth and clarity of a live performance. Could a DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) be the answer? In this blog we explore the world of DACs, what they are and why you should consider using one.

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5 Key Trends in Hi-Res Audio

Posted: 08 April 2015
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Is the audio market finally getting to grips with Hi-Res Audio (HRA)?

Here are 5 key trends emerging in this competitve and fast paced market.

  1. Entering the mainstream
  2. Going mobile
  3. Increasing Hi-Res content
  4. Cross-industry collaboration & support
  5. Consumer demand for sound fidelity
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Hi-Res Audio – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Posted: 31 March 2015
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Some of us are old enough to remember going to record stores and looking through the racks of LPs. Occasionally we would even be able to afford to buy one of these precious vinyl discs.

The age of vinyl and Hi-Fi hardware

In the days of vinyl, audiophiles would spend their money on Hi-Fi equipment that could reproduce the music exactly – looking to match the sound that was first heard in the recording studio when the track was originally created. This first wave of Hi-Fi enthusiasts focused on the speakers – purchasing the same type of professional reference monitors that the studio engineers used.

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Next Generation xCORE

Posted: 23 March 2015
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xCORE-200

As you may have read, after several months of hard work, we are pleased to announce the arrival of a new member to the XMOS xCORE family; xCORE-200.

Delivering up to twice the performance and four times the on-chip SRAM memory compared to our first generation xCORE multicore microcontrollers the xCORE-200 also adds a Gigabit Ethernet port, high performance and programmable XMOS USB 2.0 interface and up to 2Mb’s of on-chip Flash memory.

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Eurohaptics shows the advantages of touch

Posted: 01 December 2014
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The annual Eurohaptics conference earlier this year in Versailles saw experts from around the world gather to discuss their research in this field; 2014 marked the ninth occasion this conference has run.

There was a wide spectrum of interest ranging from academic research into human perception, to industrial applications of haptic devices that will ultimately enhance our world.

Daimler Benz, in association with Continental, was showing the haptic interface that is central to the new Mercedes C class.

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