Monday, November 9, 2009

Broadcom Offers Royalty-Free Wideband and Narrowband Codecs

Broadcom has begun offering its BroadVoice family of voice codecs royalty-free and without any licensing fees. Specifically, Broadcom is releasing its wideband and narrowband BroadVoice codecs in both floating-point and fixed-point C code as open source software under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL), version 2.1, as published by the Free Software Foundation. The company said that by eliminating the royalties and licensing fees it is driving a cost effective transition to HD VoIP applications by enhancing the quality of voice transmissions enabling a higher quality audio experience.