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2016/05/31
ZTE's Flagship Smartphone, Axon7 uses AKM's Premium Audio DAC AK4490EN and Advanced Audio DSP CODEC AK4961

AKM's DAC and CODEC Improve Smartphone Playback and Enhances User Experience.

Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation, a world leading audio converter supplier, today announced that ZTE has chosen AKM's Premium Audio DAC (AK4490EN) and Advanced Audio DSP CODEC (AK4961) to provide the outstanding sounding quality and recording quality for its flagship smartphone, Axon7, which was announced on May 26, 2016.
The AK4490EN inherits high quality sound technologies of the AK4490EQ that has been adopted by many audio products since it was launched in 2014. Axon7 is the first smartphone to launch in the market using this ultimate sound solution.In addition, the AK4961 enables a natural sound recording by utilizing a derivative of AKM's advanced ADC technology used in today's recording studios enabling a professional level PCM recorder. This key feature is utilized during Video recording, Karaoke and other multimedia applications. This recording performance is also improved by an advanced noise cancelling algorithm running on the AK4961.

ZTE Axon 7
ZTE Axon 7
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About ZTE Mobile Device

ZTE Mobile Device is a division of ZTE Corporation, a global telecommunications equipment, networks and mobile devices company headquartered in Shenzhen, China. ZTE is a publicly traded company listed on the Hong Kong and Shenzhen stock exchanges.
ZTE is one of the global leaders in the mobile handset manufacturing industry in the world, offering a complete range of mobile devices, including mobile phones, tablets, mobile broadband modems and hotspots and family desktop integration terminals.
ZTE has strategic partnerships with 47 of the world’s top 50 carriers. Additionally, ZTE ranked No.1 in PCT patent applications according to the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) in 2011 and 2012.
For more information, please visit: http://www.ztedevice.com/
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To obtain more information about the Axon, please visit here.

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About AKM

Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation (AKM) is a Japan-based company which designs and manufactures high performance mixed-signal ICs and unique sensing devices. AKM has continued to provide customers with optimum solutions all over the world for over 30 years.
For more information, please visit: http://www.akm.com/
To obtain more information about the AK4490EN, please visit here.
To obtain more information about the AK4961, please visit here.


AK4490EN
Premium DACs VERITA for Smartphones

The AK4490EN inherits high quality sound technologies of the AK4490EQ that has been adopted by many audio products since it was launched in 2014. Downsizing the package and supporting a 1.8 V digital interface, the AK4490EN is ideal for portable applications. It supports high resolution sound sources as a digital input and up to 768 kHz PCM and 11.2 MHz DSD (Direct Stream Digital) data.
The AK4490EN achieves -112 dB THD+N, the top level performance in the 120dB S/N class of DAC. This DAC reduces sound quality degradation caused by noise shaping realizing a flat noise floor up to 200 kHz with AKM’s original switched capacitor filter and OSR Doubler technology. In addition, 32-bit processing and L/R symmetrical layout also optimized for sound quality.

To obtain more information about the AK4490EN, please visit here.

News Release  :   Date:2016/04/19  Bringing ultimate sound quality to portable applications, the AK4490EN and its dedicated clock generator, AK8157A, are now available.

AK4490EN
AK4490EN


AK4961
Advanced Audio DSP CODEC for Smartphones

The AK4961 combines the latest technologies of AKM including high sound fidelity for high resolution audio, advanced recording features during video recording and industry proven hands free processing capability.
AKM’s original architecture established by premium audio devices has been specifically redesigned for portable applications, realizing extremely high quality audio playback for audiophile music playback. As an audio device for mobile applications, the AK4961 achieves industry leading level performance of THD+N (-99dB) and 110dB dynamic range with the newly developed 32-bit advanced audio DAC and cap-less class G headphone amplifier.It also integrates low-noise and low-power microphone amplifier for recording. High quality and realistic recoding performance is realized with a AKM’s DSP-driven original sound processing.

To obtain more information about the AK4961, please visit here.

News Release  :   Date:2014/07/07  AK4961: Advanced DSP CODEC for Smartphones

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VELVET SOUND
About "VELVET SOUND"

VELVET SOUND is a brand concept of, “sound philosophy”, given to AKM’s new generation of audio devices and, “new architecture & core technologies”. A new circuit is designed to, “balance the amount of information and intensity”, and, “focus on the original sound”, to achieve rich musicality and high performance. This circuit contains specifications and features suitable for the high-resolution audio era.

Audio 2 Go
About "Audio 2 Go"

Audio 2 Go™ products are designed for portable audio applications, including smartphones, tablet computers and media players, which provide feature-rich, single chip solution with low power consumption and high audio fidelity.

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