Nucleus PLUS Kernel Grooves with Beatnik's mobileBAE Audio Engine

2/9/2005 - Accelerated Technology®, a Mentor Graphics division, and Beatnik, Inc., the leader in mobile audio solutions, announced Beatnik's mobileBAE software is optimized and available for the Nucleus® PLUS kernel. Together, the software products provides a complete audio subsystem for Nucleus-based mobile devices.

Recent trends in mobile music have seen ring tones and mobile game sounds evolve from simple beeps to high-polyphony MIDI ring tones and high-fidelity recorded music. Now the Nucleus PLUS-based systems can utilize Beatnik's mobileBAE to support all types of mobile audio, giving both device manufacturers and application developers the tools they need to keep up with current mobile music trends.

"For the large number of mobile phone developers using the Nucleus kernel, Beatnik's mobileBAE is the perfect accompaniment," said Robert Day, director of marketing for the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics. "Beatnik's solution is tried and true, and we're delighted to be able to make our software available for use with an audio subsystem having the same high quality and ease of use they find with the Nucleus kernel."

"Mobile phone system developers already familiar with the Nucleus PLUS kernel will be able to quickly add a whole new dimension to the mobile experience," said Jeremy Copp, Chief Sales Officer of Beatnik. "High-quality ringtones, application sounds, system alerts and alarms are an integral part of the mobile experience, and with Beatnik's mobileBAE, the Nucleus software developers can easily bring that experience to their users."

Beatnik's small footprint, scaleable software engine supports the real time synthesis of high quality polyphonic audio. As a complete audio subsystem, mobileBAE incorporates a synthesizer, mixer, sample rate converter, linear audio player and support for MIDI, SP-MIDI, Mobile XMF, DLS, RMF, and WAV file formats. Beatnik has licensed its technology to industry-leading wireless handset manufacturers including Nokia, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Siemens, Samsung, Texas Instruments, Panasonic, Danger, and Sendo.

About Beatnik, Inc.
Beatnik licenses scalable, standards-based structured audio software solutions for mobile devices that enable rich multimedia content delivery and an enhanced user experience for games and device interaction. Beatnik markets its core software technology and audio content development tools to mobile device manufacturers and a community of creative professionals.

BeatnikTM, Beatnik Audio EngineTM, BAETM, mobileBAETM, and RMFTM are trademarks of Beatnik, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Mentor Graphics, Accelerated Technology and Nucleus are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation.

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