High Definition Audio for the Digital Home provides hardware and software developers a wealth of insight into all aspects of personal computer high definition audio subsystem design. From the critical considerations related to circuit board layout to overcoming challenges of audio latency, this book tells you how to specify and build each portion of a personal computer high definition audio subsystem. It also delves into the challenges presented by digital rights management, security and copy protection. The book also includes numerous examples of potential problem areas with detailed design guidelines for maintaining audio quality from start to finish. Developers who need to make tradeoffs between usability, cost and performance in their high definition PC audio designs will understand why this is essential reading for Intel® HD Audio designers.
“High Definition Audio is the golden reference for PC audio. I recommend this book to anyone looking to understand the hardware and software considerations for audio on the PC.”
-Will Wolcott, Engineering Lead, Dolby Laboratories
“The authors have provided an excellent blend of technical and historical information that enables readers to not only understand the various technologies involved but to also gain insight into how these technologies have evolved. The new edition brings the content up to date with latest advancements in High Definition Audio and is an invaluable reference.”
- Ken Cooper, Principal Development Lead, Windows Multimedia – Audio