CEntrance announced that it has joined Texas Instruments’ digital signal processor (DSP) Third Party Network. CEntrance’s rapid product development expertise combined with TI’s extensive selection of chips for audio and entertainment products creates a global support solution for consumer electronics OEMs and makes CEntrance hardware, firmware and driver expertise immediately available to TI’s customers.
CEntrance has analog technology and digital connectivity solutions to famous audio and consumer electronics brands for years. The third party network gives CEntrance a more active role in supporting TI’s clients with custom hardware, software and drivers, including solutions for computer audio and portable audio.
Recently, CEntrance licensed its professional quality, driverless 24-bit/96kHz USB solution based on TI’s TAS1020 chip to audiophile brands such as Benchmark Media and Empirical Audio.
CEntrance’s solutions include USB, FireWire, PCI-E and Ethernet interfaces. CEntrance drivers feature high stability and low latency, and are routinely used in live sound production.
“This collaboration opens the door for more customers to enjoy our audio solutions on the stage and at home, and moves us closer to our goal of increasing innovation in audio entertainment.” says CEntrance managing director Michael Goodman. “TI’s product portfolio fuels this innovation and we are proud to be working with such industry leader.”
“CEntrance developed a strong consulting brand in audio electronics, which makes the work between TI and CEntrance a win-win,” says Claus Neesgaard, marketing and applications manager of TI’s Mixed Signal Audio/Video group. “Our semiconductor solutions combined with CEntrance’s intuitive knowledge of operating systems and rapid product development expertise will improve time-to-market for our customers, creating value for everyone involved.”