August 28, 2004

Neuros Audio, LLC Releases Firmware Source Code

Author: Kathryn Born

Kathryn Born writes: Neuros Audio, LLC had released the source code for the Neuros firmware. The Neuros has a number of important advantages that makes it attractive to the OSS and developer communities generally: A powerful hardware platform including a very capable TI DSP, FM Broadcasting and receiving, both flash and HD configurations (up to 80GB in capacity), built-in mic and line-in, and very high quality hardware analog/digital converters for great sound.This hardware means that the potential of the device includes a host of possibilities: broadcasting features including wireless data transfer, a variety of new possible playback codecs, as well as all kinds of audio signal manipulation and other "digital audio computer" functionality. In addition to their already robust recording features, lossless codecs are possible as well. There are already four versions of open source synchronization software available for the PC on a variety of platforms.

Neuros LLC is willing to support the community in a way that not many hardware companies are, including releasing documentation and schematics in addition to source code. In the past, Neuros donated units and equipment to sponsor worthwhile projects which have yielded some of the features and improvements currently on the device. They also foster an open and uncensored discussion environment.

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