Texas Instruments (TI) announced that it now offers a solution for streaming audio that helps customers accelerate time to market when building streaming audio applications including portable speakers, sound bars, audio video receivers (AVRs) and connectivity modules that enable OEMs to add connectivity to any set of speakers.
The system is based on the Sitara AM335x processor, a scalable ARM Cortex-A8-based solution. With 300 MHz to 1 GHz performance, TI's AM335x processor enables implementation of multiple streaming protocols like AirPlay and DLNA as well as proprietary audio post-processing protocols on a single chip. It can also be used as the applications host processor. This enables OEMs to use fewer chips and lower costs while getting increased functionality, the company says.
TI's WiLink 8 combo connectivity solution is integrated into the streaming audio solution to provide Wi-Fi and Bluetooth/Bluetooth low energy (BLE) connectivity with coexistence. Wi-Fi Direct and multi-role capabilities enable simultaneous connectivity to the network and peer-to-peer streaming on different channels.
Aureus high-performance audio DSPs can be integrated into high-end streaming devices that require support for Dolby Digital and DTS decode algorithms, and enable the addition of custom audio post-processing.
The new offering supports both AirPlay and DLNA.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.