Philips Electronics has launched the SAA7752 CD chip for a range of applications, including Internet audio equipment such as MP3 CD players. The chip offers digital signal processing, enhanced functionality and interfacing on a single chip, targeted for MP3CD solutions, and is suitable for CD Servo ICs.
The SAA7752 reference design comprises a PCB with ICs, a software stack and a design which provide the features required by the market, enabling manufacturers in Asia to cut development time and costs. The chip is expected to drive down costs for the mass market and ncrease market acceptance of MP3 CD players.
"We developed the SAA7752 with our mass market customers in mind. We created a reference design and software stack to shorten development time, reduce production risk and enable a quick time to market for our customers in Asia," claimed Hans Fleurkens, product marketing manager, BL Audio Solutions for Audio DSP products at Philips Semiconductors.