High-resolution audio devices can be created using new Bluetooth audio SoC

03-08-2018 | Microchip Technology | Semiconductors

Designers of audio systems now have a fully-certified, Bluetooth 5-compliant SoC with Sony’s LDAC audio codec technology in the IS2064GM-0L3 from Microchip Technology. The SoC enables manufacturers to produce a new generation of audio devices with an advanced codec, increasing high-resolution audio beyond audiophiles and into mass-market Bluetooth wireless products. Audeze has implemented the SoC into their high-end Mobius gaming headphone.

The company's headphone uses Microchip’s IS2064GM-0L3 SoC for the Bluetooth wireless connection supporting LDAC and other audio codec interfaces. Sony's LDAC is one of the highest-quality audio codec available. It transmits up to 990kbps data throughput, which is three times higher than standard Bluetooth Sub-band Codec and sustains frequency and bit depth of up to 96kHz/24-bit. The high compression and reproduction efficiency allow high-resolution audio listening experiences for Bluetooth audio devices.

“Our new Mobius headphone features many groundbreaking technologies. To ensure high-quality Bluetooth audio we implemented Microchip’s IS2064GM-0L3 SoC in our headphones,” said Sankar Thiagasamudram, CEO of Audeze. “Thanks to the outstanding support from Microchip, we were able to incorporate the LDAC codec quickly and easily into our products.”

“Microchip enables OEMs to address consumers’ increasing demand for high-quality audio with the convenience and ubiquity of Bluetooth wireless,” said Steve Caldwell, vice president of Microchip’s wireless solutions group. “OEMs can focus on their audio product and sound quality and know that, because of Microchip, the Bluetooth wireless integration will be seamless.”

Related product news