Pulling the squeeze on audio codecs

Hopwood, Shawn; Moser, Gerald; Ziegler, Thomas
April 2006
Portable Design;Apr2006, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p14
The article reports on the use of compressor/decompressor, codec or most commonly known as MP3, in audio squeezing, video streaming, playing games and media sharing. Mobile music has emerged the most profitable. Over-the-air mobile music download has been a hit, offered first by a Japan mobile operator, KDDI which used the codec aacPlus. It now holds more than 110,000 songs. This is followed by Sprint, Verizon, Orange, Vodafone and other operators. Optimized implementations of decoder for relevant platforms and chipsets are needed to for cost reduction and better market acceptance.


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