Rhastel selects HD-PA® components for smart headset platforms and becomes authorized HD-PA® platform developer

Korean design house with expertise in DSP to develop smart headset platforms for consumer, military and health applications based on digitally programmable HD-PA components

Genève, Switzerland, 11 April 2013 – Soundchip SA is pleased to announce that Rhastel Ltd, a leading design house based in Seoul, Korea, has selected HD-PA components to provide digitally controlled active noise cancelling and binaural-monitoring functionality in smart headset platforms targeting consumer, military and health applications. In adopting HD-PA components, Rhastel will also become an Authorized HD-PA Platform Developer.

Mark Donaldson, Soundchip’s CEO said, “Rhastel has considerable expertise in DSP which it has applied to the design of very innovative audio products. We are thrilled that they have chosen HD-PA components, including STANC0 and MP34AB01H microphones, to provide core audio functionality in new platform designs, as well as becoming an Authorized HD-PA Platform Developer.”

Hong-Woon Rha, CEO of Rhastel said, “As a design house specializing in the creation of innovative audio concepts we are constantly on the look out for technology that provides a compelling competitive advantage – HD-PA components do just that. In becoming an Authorized HD-PA Platform Developer we aim to develop new HD-PA compliant audio solutions that are further enhanced by our proprietary software.”

Working in close collaboration with Soundchip, Authorized HD-PA Platform Developers provide access to powerful turnkey solutions that simplify the development and manufacture of software controlled, smart audio accessories.