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Nuvoton Announces Its First Single-Chip, Multi-Message, Digital ChipCorder® at 2008 Taipei Taitronics Autumn The Solution of Choice for Multi-Language Voice Applications

San Jose , CA —Nuvoton Technology Corp. is participating in 2008 Taipei Taitronics Autumn Show (Venue:Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall) organized by TAITRA and TEEMA Oct.7-11. Nuvoton Technology Corp. was spun off as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Winbond Electronics Corp. since July 2008. To inherit the rich pedigree of product design achievements from Winbond, Nuvoton devotes to customers our essential total solutions for Consumer Electronics IC and Computer IC. Nuvoton today introduces ISD15000, the first single-chip, multi-message, digital ChipCorder ® series targeted for the automotive, industrial and telecommunications markets. The ISD15000 provide audio grade record/playback, digital compression, integrated analog/digital audio signal paths, built-in, comprehensive memory management including macro scripts, I²S digital audio interface, faster digital recording and higher sampling frequency. These features are especially ideal for designers looking for an easy, cost effective and efficient way of supporting multi-language applications.

More and more content continues to migrate to the digital domain due to ease of use, speed of processing and the ability to quickly and easily share this type of data. Nuvoton recognized the need for a solution to capture the proliferation of digital data and released its ISD15000 series offering faster programming, address-free recording and simple index based commands for playback, longer duration and audio grade record/playback. Using this IC, designers are able to create a single platform for their applications. Customizations, personalization and multi-language support can then be easily achieved by swapping sound files "on the fly", with minimal time and efforts spent changing the underlying codes and programming.

The ISD15000 is a great extension of the ChipCorder family because it offers the same quality that our customers have come to expect from the existing ChipCorder products while providing enhancements made possible by the digital domain. Key features of this series include:

  • User-selectable durations from 2 to 32 minutes based on 8kHz/4bit ADPCM
  • Digital audio data with sample rate up to 48kHz via I²S or SPI interface
  • Fast digital recording with data rate up to 1Mbits/second
  • Built-in message management
    • Perform address-free recording
    • Store pre-recorded audio using high quality digital compression
    • Use simple index based commands for playback
    • Execute pre-programmed macro scripts (Voice Macros) for device configuration, message sequence playbacks and recordings
  • Varieties of digital compression algorithm for recordings and playbacks

"Our ChipCorder product line has always served as an impetus to stimulate the imagination of our customers to develop exciting new products and applications", said CS Lin, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Nuvoton Technology Corporation America. "I believe that with the introduction of the ISD15000, designers will now have more options to bring their creativity to fruition and take their applications to new heights!"

The ISD15000 is available in a 48-pin LQFP lead-free package, starting at $3 in volume quantities. Evaluation systems are also available, each providing an ease-of-use hardware board and a user-friendly software utility, Voice Prompt Editor (VPE) that allows the developers the ability to edit voice prompts, configure the ISD15000 and download the final voice prompts to the ISD15000 for emulations.

Additional product information for ISD15000 is available at our website ( Samples are available now from local Nuvoton sales offices and its authorized representatives.

About Nuvoton
Nuvoton Technology Corp. ( is a wholly owned subsidiary of Winbond Electronics Corp., which spun off the unit in July 2008.  Nuvoton focuses on the development of two main product lines, including consumer electronics ICs and computer ICs.  Nuvoton operates a six-inch wafer fab, and which provides foundry service for the company’s own branded IC products, as well as for selected manufacturing partners.  Nuvoton Technology Corp. has the advantages of core technology and customer relationships, thanks to its Winbond heritage, and continues to enhance product innovation and manufacturing efficiencies.  Based on this foundation, Nuvoton provides superior service to its customers.  Nuvoton will continue to realize its vision: "Be the indispensable partner to industry leaders."

*Note: Nuvoton and ChipCorder are registered trademarks of Nuvoton Technology Corporation. All other trademarks and copyrights mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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