MDS has been involved in surround sound/home theater systems since the advent of the very first DVD players. Our original DAE-1 module started shipping in 1997…and systems built around it are still in use today.



DAE-1 with its DDE development environment board


MDS offers a range of Dolby and DTS, and other third-party surround sound decoding modules that allow equipment designers to focus on their unique system aspects and avoid the high development cost and time associated with developing a fully custom solution. MDS’ Digital Audio Engine (DAE) modules can be combined with MDS’ HDMI switcher/repeater (HSR) modules to perform the core common functions in any AV receiver or surround processor platform.

In addition to standard and high bit rate (HBR) audio used by Blu-Ray players, MDS now offers support for Dolby Atmos® and DTS: X® object-based audio decoding via new module and development board offerings.

An extensive list of post processing algorithms are available to cover bass management, room effects, equalization, and room correction by Dirac.

As the DSPs used in the hardware are fully programmable, MDS’ DSP experts can create new functions to allow product differentiation.

MDS also offers design and consulting services for supporting in-house design efforts at both the hardware and software level. MDS audio group can also assist with full system design as well as box level integration and test.