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Realtek and Waves bring virtual reality audio capabilities to any headphone and headset
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At Computex 2017, Realtek Semiconductor Corp. (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 2379.TW) and Waves will unveil the co-developed WNX7000, a high performance audio DSP with Waves Nx virtual reality audio technology embedded. WNX7000 combines Realtek’s market-leading IC design technologies and Waves professional audio algorithmic capabilities, making it the ideal solution for any manufacturer interested in developing headphones or headsets capable of providing immersive, virtual reality audio experiences for customers.

The WNX7000 is designed to meet the evolving needs of the consumer electronics market and to bring virtual reality audio over headphones capabilities into any device capable of playing audio. WNX7000 is a complete Low Power DSP & Codec Hub audio solution with an integrated headphone amplifier. The high quality components provided by Realtek coupled with Waves Nx audio processor will enable any device to faithfully reproduce 5.1CH and 7.1CH surround and virtual reality audio content over regular stereo headphones, enriching the end-user’s audio experience.

“Realtek Audio DSP solutions enable exceptional audio systems with high-performance specification yielding a high-quality listening experience,” said Realtek Vice President and Spokesman, Yee-Wei Huang. “When we partnered with Waves Audio to integrate their innovative VR audio capabilities on the new WNX7000 by leveraging our well-received Realtek audio DSP solutions, it quickly became clear that this would become a must have feature on headphones.”

“WNX7000 is the ultimate top-tier audio performance enabler for any category of consumer audio devices” says Tomer Elbaz, EVP & GM Consumer Electronics Division of Waves Audio. “It is a one-stop solution for headphones and any device using it will be capable of delivering the highest quality 3D audio with head tracking. We’re confident we’ll be seeing many top-tier gaming and multimedia headphones built around this component in the very near future.”

To learn more about WNX7000, please visit Realtek booth at Computex 2017:

Time: 5/30(Tue)—6/2(Fri) 9:30 – 18:00

Venue: T201A, 2nd Floor, Taipei International Convention Center (TICC), No.1, Xinyi Rd, Sec. 5, Taipei, Taiwan.

Benefits of WNX7000

3D audio with head-tracking capability that provides the best virtual reality audio for headphone/headset devices. Allow playback of 5.1CH or 7.1CH contents over stereo headphones, realistically replicating the sound of several surrounding speakers using just your headphones. Provide VR audio no matter where you are seated or how your head is positioned. All-in-one audio solution with high fidelity headphone amplifier embedded.

About Realtek

Realtek Semiconductor Corporation is a world-leading IC provider that designs and develops a wide range of IC products for communications network, computer peripheral, and multimedia applications. Products include 10/100/1000M Ethernet Controllers/PHYs, 10/100/1000M Ethernet Switch Controllers/Media Converter Controllers/Gateway Controllers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, xDSL, VoIP Solutions, Bluetooth, xPON, IoT Solutions, Automotive Ethernet Solutions, High Fidelity Audio Solutions for Consumer and PC Applications, Card Reader Controllers, Web Camera Controllers, LCD Monitor/ATV/DTV Controllers, and Digital Home Center Controllers. With advanced design expertise in RF, analog, and mixed signal circuits, and with strong manufacturing and system knowledge, Realtek offers full-featured, high-performance, and competitive total solutions. For more information, please visit Realtek website: www.realtek.com

About Waves Audio

Waves is the world-leading developer of audio DSP technologies and the driving power behind hit records, major motion pictures and popular video games the world over. A recipient of a Technical GRAMMY® Award, Waves is acclaimed by top professional and prosumer users worldwide. More than 400,000 recording studios, mixing and mastering facilities use Waves' portfolio of cutting edge technologies on a daily basis to create top-selling music, movies and games. Waves' professional technologies, 25 years of expertise, and passion for sound are now utilized to meet mobile audio challenges and deliver premium audio experiences on consumer electronics devices. More information on Waves Audio can be found on http://www.waves.com or Twitter @WavesAudioLtd

Realtek and Waves Bring Virtual Reality Audio Capabilities To Any Headphone and Headset

Realtek and Waves Bring Virtual Reality Audio Capabilities To Any Headphone and Headset

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