DTS and Qualcomm Technologies collaboration presents DTS Headphone:X with Snapdragon processors

Telecom Lead Europe: DTS, provider of high-definition audio technologies has collaborated with Qualcomm Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated to integrate the DTS Headphone:X onto Qualcomm Technologies’ latest Snapdragon processors, starting with the Snapdragon 800 series to be launched this year.DTS Headphone:X will enable Snapdragon powered smartphones and tablets to deliver up-to 7.1 surround sound over headphones for the first time ever, with its immersive re-creation of the home theater surround sound experience using any brand or tier of headphones. The technology externalizes sound. Listeners perceive sound as coming from high quality loudspeakers located some distance around them instead of the traditional headphone listening experience of the listener hearing it inside their heads.

Last year, DTS tied up with Bouygues Telecom to provide audio solutions for the telecos’ video on demand service.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors are expected to deliver a performance level,  up to 75 per cent better than the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. They can capture, playback and display in UltraHD format.

“Combining DTS Headphone:X, DTS’ most innovative technology onto Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors will allow us to be the first to deliver a level of performance that’s unmatched by any other application processor provider in the industry,” said Raj Talluri, senior vice president of product management at Qualcomm Technologies.

DTS Headphone:X will be available on Snapdragon 800 processors in the second half of 2013.  More than 50 devices are being designed with Snapdragon 800 and 600 processors, with smartphones and tablets launching in the second half of 2013.

This announcement represents a continued collaboration of Qualcomm and DTS. Previously, DTS and Qualcomm collaborated successfully to implement DTS’ codecs onto the Qualcomm Hexagon DSP platforms.

DTS is showcasing its portfolio of audio solutions for the connected consumer at the2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

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