“Intel reports that the HDA specification is currently at the Rev. 0.9 level, and the company expects to release the final version by mid-year under royalty-free license terms. The company adds that the technology will also be featured with the “Grantsdale” chipset, scheduled for release in the first half of 2004.
According to Intel, the HDA architecture is designed on the same “cost-sensitive principles” as the previously announced AC’97 (Audio/Codec ’97) and will allow for “an improved audio usage and stability level for onboard PC audio devices.” Other features of HDA include increased support for multi-channel array microphones for higher quality input, dynamically allocated bandwidth, and audio device configuration flexibility.”
Read the whole report at Stereophile.