The MAPX 7-series device used in the demo includes three powerful 32-bit DSP cores and supports Dolby® and DTS® decoding as well as Dolby and SRS™ post-processing algorithms, and also supports CSR meloD® audio post-processing algorithms that deliver high performance in cost sensitive applications. The MAPX device integrates the typical analogue and digital audio interfaces needed for sound bar applications as well as direct connectivity support for coaxial digital audio. The integrated pulse-width modulation (PWM) converter can directly drive the PWM amplifier typically found in a sound bar.The MAPX family includes seven variants in two packages, and variants in the same package are pin compatible with each other. All MAPX variants are software compatible with each other, making it easy for developers to save development time and cost when creating a number of low-end to high-end products simply by swapping processors without the need to change the PCB. For example, swapping a 7-Series to an 8-Series MAPX SoC upgrades from standard definition Dolby Digital or DTS to Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD decoding capabilities, as well as enabling streaming from Internet services such as vTuner™ or from PCs and personal media servers over a home network via DLNA®. The CSR MAPX and CSR8600 processor families are part of the CSR audio platform, a collection of complete end-to-end home audio solutions. CSR offers numerous wireless connectivity and audio decoding and processing solutions for the home audio market, including Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart and Wi-Fi® connectivity, CSR aptX® audio codecs, CSR MAPX high-definition audio decoding and high-quality, multi-channel DDFA® direct digital feedback amplifiers. CSR will be demonstrating the wireless sound bar platform by invitation only during the International CES 2013 show in room 907, SpringHill Suites by Marriot, Las Vegas Convention Center, January 8-11. Attendees wishing to view the private demonstration should contact CSR for an invitation. All CSR’s news at CES can be found on its online press kit: http://www.tradeshownews.com/events/2013-International-CES/CSR/ ### About CSR CSR is a global provider of innovative silicon and software solutions for the location-aware, media-rich, cloud-connected world. Our platforms are optimised for the automotive navigation and infotainment, digital cameras and imaging, connected home infotainment and wireless audio markets. We provide solutions to complex problems in the audio-visual, connectivity and location technology domains across a broad range of markets, with a technology portfolio that includes GPS/GNSS systems, Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi®, FM, NFC, aptX® and CVC™ audio codecs, JPEG, MPEG, H.264 imaging, PDL printing, microcontrollers, DSPs and broadband receivers. CSR's technology solutions and market platforms enable its customers to deliver a superior user experience and are adopted by leaders in the auto, computer, home and mobile markets. More information can be found at www.csr.com. Keep up to date with CSR on our technical blog or CSR people blog, YouTube, Facebook or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CSR_plc Notes to Editors  Quixel Research: “The Sound Bar Category Shines Bright in Q2 2012” http://www.quixelresearch.com/pdfs/The-Sound-Bar-Category-Shines-Bright-in-q2-2012.pdf CAUTIONARY NOTE ON FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS This press release contains certain statements (including statements concerning plans and objectives of management for future operations or performance, or assumptions related thereto) that are not historical facts and constitute ‘forward looking statements’ within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 in relation to CSR audio platform, including its forthcoming wireless sound bar platform, and related products and technology, and their performance characteristics in consumer electronic products, and other future events and their potential effects on CSR. 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