Analog Devices has released its first digital signal processor for the decoding of Dolby Atmos content. The Dolby-certified SHARC processor enables Dolby’s 'immersive' surround sound technology to be implemented in AVR systems for the home theatre market.
As reported by PSNEurope in May, over 600 cinema screens worldwide have already installed or committed to Dolby Atmos technology, and a home cinema adaptation of this technology will soon be available for viewers with Atmos-enabled AV receivers and speakers. (Pictured is the JBL Atmos installation in the Haus Zoar cinema in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.)
PSNEurope also visited Deluxe Digital Cinema in London in July for a look at Dolby Atmos in the cinema post-production environment.
Doug Darrow, senior vice-president of Dolby Laboratories, says: “Pioneered and perfected in the cinema, Dolby Atmos has generated tremendous excitement from the home theatre industry and enthusiasts alike. We have teamed up with an amazing group of industry leaders to give consumers around the world the very best entertainment experience when they choose to watch a Dolby Atmos movie in their home."
Analog Devices SHARC processors featuring Dolby Atmos decoding are now available "for early adopters of Dolby-licensed home theatre systems" and will be widely available "soon".