Jan 1st 2009

Cmedia, the world's leading audio IC and solution provider, has cooperated with ASUS to design innovative ASUS Xonar HDAV1.3 HDMI AV card based on the customized AV200 audio processor, and made it gain the International CES Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Award.


Xonar HDAV1.3, the world-first audio solution that enables passing through lossless digital audio such as Dolby TrueHD、DTS-HD Master Audio Bit-Streams via HDMI 1.3 on PC platforms and it's the only solution for HTPC (Home Theater Personal Computer) to enter the new Blu-ray era.


Xonar HDAV1.3 is compatible with AACS regulation to play back bit-to-bit exact lossless Blu-ray audio- without any down-sampling to below DVD quality- under Protected Audio Playback System (PAPS) protocol between Cmedia chipset and ArcSoft's TotalMedia Theatre software Blu-ray player. It's the first time to allow PC users to enjoy next generation High-Bit-Rate audio inside the Blu-ray disc, such as DTS-HD, Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus, over 120dB DAC output or bit-stream to Blu-ray home theater systems over one HDMI1.3 cable combined with Full-HD video, offering a whole new exceptional audio and entertainment experience to users when watching Blu-ray movies, which the common sound cards and onboard audio can not deliver at all so far. It makes Xonar HDAV1.3 become a necessary upgrade component for all Blu-ray PC users.


The main reason for the award winning in CES 2009 is the powerful integration comprising of Cmedia's customized AV200 audio processor and ASUS Xonar HDAV1.3 innovative design lets user be the first to enjoy Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD's lossless compression audio in up-to-24Bit/192KHz high-fidelity over to their AV receivers, bringing the ultimate audio-visual experience. This is not only meets user's high quality audio demand but also demonstrates Cmedia and ASUS' R&D capability and leading position in the audio solution market.



About Cmedia

Cmedia is the world's leading IC and software solution provider for PC Audio. With the most experienced mixed-signal and digital audio semiconductor design and software integration capability, Cmedia has developed innovative, quality, and integrated PC audio solutions including PCI, AC97, HD Audio, and USB audio to a variety of PC OEMs, motherboard, sound card, headset, speaker, and PC audio peripheral manufacturers all around the world. For more information, please visit www.cmedia.com.tw