Dec. 5, 2011 – ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy-efficient electronics, is among the elite winners of EDN China's 2011 Innovation Awards for its BelaSigna R261 noise management solution in the DSP Category.
The EDN China Innovation Award honors outstanding electronic products that offer advanced features, improvements in efficiency or an outstanding user experience. BelaSigna R261 sets itself apart for its unparalleled voice enhancement performance and industry-leading level of energy efficiency. It also enables manufacturers to save costs and speed up time to market.
Commenting on their decision, the judging panel said, "Voice communications systems for mobile devices like smart phones and tablets are under increasing pressure to deliver clear audio, even in noisy environments. BelaSigna R261 from ON Semiconductor reduces background noise and improves voice clarity with its dual-microphone noise reduction algorithm. With features for ultra-low power consumption, miniature form factor and easy integration, BelaSigna is an ideal solution for applications in various noisy environments."
BelaSigna R261 is a complete system-on-chip (SoC) solution that provides advanced dual-microphone noise management in voice-capture applications such as laptops, mobile phones, webcams, tablet computers and other applications that require improved voice clarity. Featuring a novel approach to removing mechanical, stationary and non-stationary noise, the chip preserves natural voice quality for greater speech intelligibility, even when the speaker is further away or not in a good position relative to the microphones. This provides unmatched freedom of movement for end-users.
"Increasing energy efficiency and improving the user experience are two of our primary objectives in the DSP market," said Michel De Mey, senior director of Hearing and Audio Solutions at ON Semiconductor. "We are very pleased to receive this award from EDN China, a leading publication recognized by electronics stakeholders. We are grateful to see our efforts paying off through industry recognition, which further underscores the value that ON Semiconductor adds to audio solutions. We will continue to innovate to develop even better solutions for our customers."
Designed to be compatible with a wide range of codecs, baseband chips and microphones without the need for calibration, BelaSigna R261 is easy to integrate, reducing manufacturers' time to market. Additional features include the ability to customize multiple voice-capture modes and tune the algorithm to the unique needs of a particular device. The chip includes a highly optimized DSP-based application controller with industry-leading energy efficiency and is available in two highly compact 5.3 mm2 WLCSP packages to fit into even the most size-constrained environments and allow the use of low-cost printed circuit board design technologies.
About EDN China Innovation Award
The EDN China Innovation Awardis one of the most prestigious awards in the semiconductor industry. The Awards started life in the United States 17 years ago and were introduced to China in 2005. They have become a well-known fixture in China's electronics design community. Judging takes place according to online votes from engineers, based on nominations from experts.