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Keith Barr Alesis Founder Launches New Chip Line

Los Angeles (September 5, 2006)--Spin Semiconductor announced the immediate availability of samples of their first production audio signal processor, the FV-1, the "only true single chip reverb solution available to the music and pro audio markets." Established by Keith Barr, founder of MXR and Alesis, Spin Semiconductor designs and manufactures mixed signal integrated circuits, launching the FV-1 as the first in a broad line of next generation audio signal processors combining "immense processing power with low cost" for the professional and consumer audio markets.
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Los Angeles (September 5, 2006)--Spin Semiconductor announced the immediate availability of samples of their first production audio signal processor, the FV-1, the "only true single chip reverb solution available to the music and pro audio markets." Established by Keith Barr, founder of MXR and Alesis, Spin Semiconductor designs and manufactures mixed signal integrated circuits, launching the FV-1 as the first in a broad line of next generation audio signal processors combining "immense processing power with low cost" for the professional and consumer audio markets.
Spin Semiconductor's initial offering is the FV-1 reverb processorThe FV-1 comes ready to be simply designed into a variety of music and audio products including guitar amplifiers, recording and live sound mixers, digital audio recording systems, contractor audio, car audio, and karaoke systems.

"By integrating the DSP core, memory and the converters into a single 28-pin package, we have created the industry's only available true single chip reverb solution," said Keith Barr, founder and CEO of Spin Semiconductor. "This powerful, cost efficient package will allow product designers to easily create and run custom programs by use of an external EEPROM, without the need for an external microcontroller. Designers can now focus on greater product differentiation with vastly improved development cycles and time to market. The degree of integration is so complete that the FV-1 can be treated as an analog part when designed into a product."

Featuring a DSP core operating at 128xFs, 32K words of delay memory, three potentiometer inputs for real time parameter adjustment and integrated stereo analog-to-digital (ADC) and digital-to-analog (DAC) converters, the FV-1 provides a complete solution for audio effects such as reverb, chorus and flange. The FV-1 includes 8 built in effects programs along with the ability to load 8 custom programs from an external EEPROM to allow product designers to differentiate their products from others in the marketplace.

An assembler for the new chip is available now on the company web site, and a complete development board will be available soon. To assist designers, example programs may be freely used for commercial product, soon to be available at Spin Semi's website under the "Spin Semiconductor Open Reverb License".

The FV-1 (Spin part number SPN1001) is available in a 28-pin SOIC package and samples are available now. Pricing is well under $10 in production quantities.

Spin Semiconductor
www.spinsemi.com