alc885 zT0iY9Q47Zic1 Realtek presents WLP3.0 compliant HD Audio Codec: ALC888 & ALC885

The world’s largest Audio Codec supplier, Realtek presented their latest generation of HD Audio Codec, including the top-end ALC885 and the ALC888 which supports VOIP/Skype telephony functions. According to project manager, Mr Chia-Che Tsai, most Audio Codecs in the market now, including Realtek’s ALC882/883, oes not comply with Microsoft’s WLP 3.0 standards and thus are unable to achieve Microsoft Vista’s certification logo. The ALC 885/888 is now compliant.

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The world’s largest Audio Codec supplier, Realtek presented their latest generation of HD Audio Codec, including the top-end ALC885 and the ALC888 which supports VOIP/Skype telephony functions. According to project manager, Mr Chia-Che Tsai, most Audio Codecs in the market now, including Realtek’s ALC882/883, oes not comply with Microsoft’s WLP 3.0 standards and thus are unable to achieve Microsoft Vista’s certification logo. The ALC 885/888 is now compliant.

The ALC885 HD Audio codec will be certified for Microsoft Vista Premium. It will be a top end audio codec for the next generation, and will feature a DAC SNR/ADC SNR of 106dB/101dB. It will support sampling at 192kHz, 10 DAC channels, 3 Stereo ADC channels and 24bit PCM. It will also support 7.1 + 2 channels, Full-rate Lossless Content Protection Codec, and will be able to decrypt Content Protection for HD-DVD in the future, or else sound effects will be a step lower than the original.

The ALC888 will be a scaled down version of the ALC885, but will also achieve Microsoft Vista certification. The DAC/ADC will be reduced to 98dB/95dB, and the ADC will only support 2 channels instead of 3. The pin count/arrangement will be similar to the ALC885.

As mentioned earlier in the article, the ALC888 codec will come in another telecom edition, which will support VoIP/Skype telephony functions. It will allow traditional phones to support PSTN & Ethernet Dialup utilising Skype or VoIP to for telephony purposes. The target market group for the ALC888 telecom will be business customers.