What Is Conexant HD Audio?

By Justin Beach

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Conexant HD Audio refers to audio software created by Conexit Systems Inc. of Newport Beach, California. It is used in a variety of Windows-based personal computers, including those made by Hewlett Packard.

About Conxant Systems

Conexant Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNXT) was spun-off from Rockwell in 1999. In addition to their head office in Newport Beach, California, the company has design centers in the US and Asia and sales offices worldwide. The company creates "imaging, audio, embedded modem, and video surveillance applications" according to the company's website.

Conexant Audio

In addition to HD audio products for personal computers and audio codecs, Conexant also creates audio and voice-enabled products for computer peripheral sound systems. SoC or System on a chip solutions is another focus of the company.

HD Audio

High Definition or HD audio is am Intel chip-set standard, designed to replace the 1997 Audio Codec 97 standard. It was created to be compliant with the audio format used in DVDs, and includes a playback sample frequency of up to 48 kHz according to TopBits.com.