Geneva, Switzerland and Seattle, Wash: A collaboration between STMicroelectronics and Open Interface North America, a provider of Bluetooth wireless technology, will focus on nextgeneration Bluetooth audio solutions. Specifically, STMicroelectronics will embed Open Interface’s SOUNDabout and BLUEmagic technologies in Bluetooth-based integrated audio products in its Sound Terminal family.
Consumer-electronics manufacturers will be able to use these devices in the development of audio streaming solutions for portable music players, mobile phones with music streaming capability, PCs, set-top boxes, TVs, games consoles, stereo systems, and other products.
The Sound Terminal family is based on a series of high audio quality, fully digital signal-processing and power-amplifier ICs, with stereo power outputs from 100mW to 80W per channel. SOUNDabout, a software-application development platform and suite of reference designs, simplifies implementation of high-quality wireless audio in consumer devices. BLUEmagic is an embedded Bluetooth protocol stack that’s scalable, modular, and portable, with a compact architecture suitable for a host of embedded devices.