Taipei, Thursday, October 19, 2017 11:38 (GMT+8)
cloudy
Taipei
24°C
Asustek releases Xonar audio card products
Press release, October 8; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Monday 8 October 2007]

Asustek Computer has introduced the PCI Express interface Xonar D2X and the USB interface Xonar U1 audio devices.

The Asustek Xonar family of audio cards utilizes an Asustek exclusive technology – the new DS3D GX extension in the Xonar D2X driver; to provide full support for surround sound and hardware accelerated features by translating DirectX to the DS3D GX, according to the company. Other solutions like OpenAL require special installation and game support, while, DS3D GX does not, pointed out Asustek. Gamers can enjoy DirectX gaming with hardware enhanced surround sound and EAX effects automatically and immediately after installation, it added.

The Xonar D2X also includes Acoustics Echo Cancellation (AEC) technology to improve online voice communication quality. AEC can eliminate up-to-40dB speaker echo return and suppress noises that would otherwise enter a user's microphone, according to Asustek.

The Asustek Xonar D2X also features a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 118dB for both audio in and out – reaching the maximum limit of audio quality on most PC platforms, said Asustek. Unlike generic audio cards on the market that provide the highest SNR to only the front stereo outputs, the Xonar D2X is able to deliver 118dB quality audio for all 7.1 channels, the company highlighted.

The Xonar U1 is an external USB audio device that improves the underachieving audio of notebooks and PCs by first eliminating electromagnetic interference (EMI) and noisy DC circuits inside the PC chassis. It then utilizes a high-quality DAC (digital to analog converter) to bring about "crisp, clear music or gaming audio in the original flavor" said Asustek. The Xonar U1 provides a large boost to PC gamers by supporting EAX and DirectSound hardware acceleration, noted the company.

Asustek Xonar D2X PCI Express-based audio card

Asustek Xonar D2X PCI Express-based audio card
Photo: Company

Realtime news
  • MediaTek to post slight decrease in 4Q17 revenues

    Bits + chips | 1min ago

  • Samsung completes qualification of 8LPP process

    Bits + chips | 17min ago

  • HTC to introduce new smartphone in November

    Before Going to Press | Oct 18, 21:09

  • Samsung completes qualification of 8LPP process

    Before Going to Press | Oct 18, 21:08

  • Mini LED to be adopted for smartphones

    Before Going to Press | Oct 18, 21:08

  • Graphics card demand remains robust due to cryptocurrency mining

    Before Going to Press | Oct 18, 21:07

  • Genius Electronic denies clients returned lens module shipments

    Before Going to Press | Oct 18, 20:26

  • Audix to ramp up shipments of VCM components

    Before Going to Press | Oct 18, 20:23

  • China PV installation in 2018 may shrink to 20GWp

    Before Going to Press | Oct 18, 19:30

  • e-Enabling Data Center developing software for cloud-based management

    Before Going to Press | Oct 18, 19:27

  • Colorful expected to ship 2.8 million DIY motherboards in 2017

    Before Going to Press | Oct 18, 19:25

Pause
 | 
View more
UMC
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020
Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
  • China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

    This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by the China makers.

  • Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2017

    Digitimes Research estimates that revenues from sales of server motherboards, servers, storage systems and related network system equipment by Taiwan-based vendors reached NT$555.8 billion in 2016 and the amount is estimated to grow 5.9% on year in 2017.

  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.