VIA Announces VIA Vinyl VT1708 High Definition Audio Codec

By Julio Franco
Feb 22, 2006
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  1. Building on the acclaimed audio excellence of VIA’s Vinyl Audio solutions, the VIA VT1708 Codec is designed the deliver the Warmth of Sound™ for media-centric PCs

    Taipei, Taiwan, 22 February 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA Vinyl VT1708 High Definition (HD) Audio Codec with premium quality and features for expanding PC audio requirements.

    The HD Audio standard realizes the next step in fulfilling the needs of a new generation of PCs that are taking on increasingly complex communication and entertainment roles. To meet these growing requirements HD Audio technology enables support of the latest high definition audio content, and advanced features such as enhanced microphone support for clearer VOIP communication.

    The VIA Vinyl VT1708 HD Audio Codec delivers to the market a solution with high fidelity audio playback featuring four premium quality stereo DACs enabling 8 channel support, and 2 stereo ADCs, all of which support the latest 24-bit, 192KHz audio standards. The VIA Vinyl VT1708 HD Audio Codec additionally supports features that further tweak the audio experience, such as a high quality headphone amplifier, enhanced recording features, and advanced connectivity.

    About VIA Vinyl VT1708 HD Audio Codecs

    VIA Vinyl HD Audio Codecs are compliant with the Intel® High Definition Audio Rev. 1.0 specification. Integrating stereo DACs featuring a 100dB S/N ratio, and two stereo ADCs the VIA Vinyl VT1708 HD Audio Codec enables support for the latest 24-bit, 192KHz audio content. To ensure a high quality audio experience the VIA Vinyl VT1708 integrates leading features such as a high quality headphone amplifier, enhanced recording support, and advanced power management features making them ideal for mobile devices.

    The VIA VT1708 Audio Codec also optionally supports leading QSound technology that offers unmatched technologies to transforms the PC Audio experience with enhancements for games, music, and movies as well as advanced feature control that allows users to fully customize their audio experience.

    For more information on the VIA VT1708 HD Audio Codec please go here:
    http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/audio/8-channel/vt1708/
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