"...QPICT and Sanyo will collaborate in developing a complete MP3CD player reference solution. Sanyo will contribute their CD system expertise & semiconductor experience with their LC78683E CD/MP3 decoder while QPICT will provide integrated software solution. The reference application solution is scheduled for release Q2/01 and will be available from either party. The design will be licensed to OEM customers.
The Reference design will include a complete software suite to support CD content navigation, MP3 and CDDA identification, extraction of right management data, screening, Meta-data recovery, which will be matched to Sanyo CD chip set & mechanisms.
Features of the Software package being developed by QPICT, Inc include embedded CD Checker for copyright information and management, extraction of embedded metadata to allow for a song database to be created, a comprehensive navigation system which will allow users to create play list.
The LC78683E is a low power hardwired structure CD Rom Decoder to decompress CD-Rom format Data into MP3 data for CD Portable audio applications. Additional features include Anti-Shock and built-in Base Boost..."