Moto, Aureal team – softly

Product for Intel AMR and mobile version Q1 1999

Motorola and semiconductor firm Aureal are to create a product which will integrate 56K soft modem technology with 3D audio. The companies said Friday they had entered into a strategic alliance which will also use A3D positional audio algorithms for the family of products. The reason, said an Aureal representative, was a natural result of PC architecture convergence. The first product off the lines will be an Aureal modem/audio combination card, using V90 voice, data and fax, combined with the Vortex 8820 digital PCI audio accelerator. The soft code will save the price and the real estate on separate products and will use Intel’s Audo Modem Riser format for desktops and the mobile daughter card for portables. The companies will sell the result of their strategic alliance to PC OEMs, they said, with the first products arriving in Q1 1999. ® Click for more stories

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