CSR plc Announces New CSRatlas7™ SoC and tuneX® Products
Jun 3 15
CSR plc announced the CSRatlas7™ which offers automobile manufacturers a highly integrated, cost-effective, pre-packaged Display Audio solution designed to meet the challenging complexity and interoperability requirements of the industry. By integrating infotainment, connectivity and location features in a single turnkey system on a chip (SoC) solution for the in-vehicle environment, CSR enables the cost-effective extension of exciting new and competitive features usually associated with high-end vehicles, to entry and mid-level cars. CSR also enters the car radio tuner front-end market with tuneX®, combining hardware and software to provide a highly cost-effective software-defined radio (SDR) solution. The CSRatlas7 adds to the proven CSR Auto SoC product family and is designed to meet the needs of the complex infotainment systems demanded by today’s connected consumer. The application processor has a dual-core CPU and GPU architecture with integrated peripherals, including Bluetooth®, Software Defined Radio (SDR), GNSS baseband, an audio DSP and high quality audio-codecs components. Advanced infotainment features enabled by CSRatlas7 will provide consumers access to a large new ecosystem of in-vehicle infotainment and navigation applications via the head unit and provide a highly responsive and seamless in-car experience.
Jasco Products, Avi-On Labs and CSR Announce Bluetooth Smart Lighting Control Platform Powered by Avi-On™
May 5 15
Jasco Products Company, GE licensee and leader in home automation, lighting and security products, sets a new standard in wireless lighting automation with a complete ecosystem of GE branded Bluetooth lighting controls. This easy-to-use system provides direct and simple scheduling and control of lighting from smartphone or tablet while utilizing mesh network technology behind the scenes for maximum range and reliability. The platform includes plug and play firmware, iOS and Android mobile applications, a secure cloud service, and a pre-certified module based on the CSR 1012 chipset. The platform enables real-time dimming, one-touch setup, grouping, schedules, timers and multi-user controls all from an easy-to-use mobile app. Jasco’s GE branded lighting controls use CSR’s Bluetooth Mesh technology to allow an almost unlimited number of Bluetooth Smart enabled devices to be simply networked together and controlled from a smartphone or tablet. Jasco’s full line of GE branded products will ship this summer and will include “smart” switches, dimmers, an outdoor timer and a smart plug which will give consumers complete control of virtually any standard home lighting device or appliance. Jasco will present the full line of GE branded connected home products at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas from May 5-7. Attendees can see the Bluetooth lighting control ecosystem powered by Avi-on and CSRmesh at Jasco’s booth #4515 (Central Hall, LVCC). At the same time, both Avi-on and CSR will be exhibiting at the LightFair International and featuring Powered by Avi-On (booth #3126) and CSRmesh (booth #4079) in New York City.
CSR plc Launches Portfolio of Soundbar Example Designs
Apr 30 15
CSR plc announced the launch of three wireless soundbar platform example designs that offer manufacturers complete and flexible solutions designed to rapidly bring entry-level, mid-range and high-end soundbars to market. The requirements for features, performance, cost and conformance with power consumption regulations place a heavy burden on the development resource needs of a manufacturer entering or growing a portfolio of products for this market. The CSR soundbar platforms address this challenge by enabling the rapid development of differentiated products that provide consumers with a high fidelity audio experience that is simple to install, easy to operate and aesthetically pleasing in the modern digital home. By integrating the DSP, a microcontroller, analog and digital interfaces and wireless connectivity into a single SoC device, the CSR8670, the entry-level platform reduces the overall system complexity and bill of materials cost for the customer. This offers OEMs and ODMs a fast and simple solution for creating single-chip 2.0 or 2.1 channel soundbar designs. The entry-level design supports analog and digital inputs, audio decoding and post processing, a wireless subwoofer and Bluetooth audio streaming, including support for the aptX codec, from smartphones, tablets, PCs and laptops. The high-end soundbar platform with high resolution audio support is derived from the mid-range platform through use of the MAPX8™, a pin-for-pin replacement of the MAPX7 device. The MAPX8 enables full support for a broad range of high resolution audio decoders and post-processors from providers such as Dolby and DTS, delivering the utmost quality, resolution and multi-channel listening experience for the discerning consumer. Key features of the entry level Soundbar Platform (DK-MOZART-10195-1B (ELSB)) are: Bluetoot A2DP (SBC, mp3, AAC, aptX options), AVRCP, Wireless Subwoofer (SWAT), 2.1 channel outputs, Basic Post Processing, Standby power <500mW Analog Input, USB input (USB device), Optical SPDIF input, Dolby Digital decoding (optional) and IR or Bluetooth Smart Remote control. The mid-range (DK-BEETHOVEN-10194-1B (MRSB)) and high-end Soundbar Platforms (DK-HDSB1.1-10228-1A " HD Soundbar (HDSB)) include the following features: Bluetooth, A2DP (SBC, mp3, AAC, aptX options), AVRCP, Wireless Subwoofer (SWAT), NFC pairing, 3.1 channel output, Standby power <500mW, Wake up from standby, HDMI inputs and output (optional), Analog and SPDIF inputs, Audio playback from USB stick, Advanced Post Processing, Lip-Sync Audio Delay, Dolby/DTS decoding (optional), IR control with IR learning and LCD Display or LED User Interface support.