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Cirrus Logic's new low power audio codec & Class D speaker amplifier now available at Newark element14

CHICAGO, JUNE 18, 2010

Latest technology for smart phone and mobile communications

Newark element14, a leading multi-channel, high-service electronics distributor in the Americas and part of the global Premier Farnell Group, today announced that it now stocks Cirrus Logic's expanded portfolio at to improve the audio experience in smart phones and deliver top performance in idle current consumption in mobile consumer electronics applications.

Cirrus Logic's CS42L73 is a high-quality, ultra low-power audio codec which allows power-hungry smart phones to conserve energy and extend its battery life. This is accomplished by offloading audio-related tasks, such as signal routing and processing, that is typically reserved for the applications processor. The CS42L73 is already built into the XMM Gold 6260 reference design from Infineon Technologies AG.

The CS35L0X is an analog-input, hybrid Class D speaker amplifier that delivers high-quality audio in a mobile handset application, while keeping noise and power consumption low. It uses an advanced closed-loop Delta Sigma architecture and patent-pending hybrid Class D technology to achieve Class D efficiency, output power with low idle current consumption and minimal EMI.

Whitepapers, videos, datasheets and applications notes for the new products are posted on the Cirrus Logic page on element14, Premier Farnell’s popular engineering resource and collaborative community.

"The addition of these technologies underscores our commitment to provide design engineers with the broadest selection of technology options," comments Jeff Uden, Vice President, Product Management, Newark element14. "It is also a testament to our longstanding relationship with Cirrus Logic that we are one of the first distributors to stock them."

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Newark element14, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, and a leading multi-channel, high-service electronics distributor supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals across the Americas, is known for offering the broadest selection of components and test equipment from 440+ top manufacturers for design engineer and maintenance technicians. With multiple sales channels, customers do business with Newark element14 through contact centers, a local branch network, field sales force and a world-class website at that offers exclusive tools to manage, track and review purchases, quotes and invoices online. Committed to innovation and reducing its environmental impact, Newark element14 has been making a difference in the electronics industry for 75 years.

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