|[February 25, 2013]
CSR Brings Quality Bluetooth® Audio to Entry-Level Portable Music Speakers
BARCELONA, Spain --(Business Wire)--
CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE) today introduced the BlueCore® CSR8605™
single-chip ROM Bluetooth® music streaming device, a cost-optimised,
highly configurable solution that delivers a quality audio experience to
the extremely price-sensitive entry-level market for wireless portable
Bluetooth 4.0 qualified, the highly integrated CSR8605
device builds upon the tremendous success CSR has already achieved in
this market with a next-generation design offering rich music
enhancement capabilities usually found only in much higher-featured
products. Key features include five-band music equalisation, volume
boost and remote control (AVRCP) support to enable users to Play/Pause
and Forward/Rewind streaming music from buttons on their portable music
"Bluetooth technology has captured the market for shared listening as
the connectivity choice for streaming music from smartphones and tablets
to wireless portable speakers," said Chris Havell, Senior Director of
Audio at CSR. "The CSR8605 device embodies CSR's pedigree for Bluetooth
audio quality to deliver a cost-optimised solution specifically tailored
for differentiated entry-level portable music speaker products."
The device is already shipping in volume to ODMs and OEMs, and a variety
of wireless portable speaker products will be available this year under
popular brand names.
device is a low-power mono A2DP sink solution that enables a new class
of quality, low-cost portable wireless music speakers. This low-power
solution integrates a Bluetooth radio, baseband, an enhanced Kalimba DSP
co-processor, mono audio DAC and ADC (News - Alert), battery charger, application
software and an extensive array of I/O interfaces, including I2C, three
LED drivers and plenty of general purpose PIOs in a single chip. The
integrated peripherals in the QFN packaged device reduce the number of
external components required, including no requirement for external
codec, battery charger, SMPS, LDOs or balun, to ensure minimum system
and manufacturing costs.
As the latest addition to CSR's Bluetooth audio ROM solutions, the CSR8605
offers the ability to customise many of the software features to achieve
a particular sound and ambience, and create a quality portable
experience. The CSR Configuration Tool offers ease of design with the
flexibility to differentiate, and can be used to adjust Bluetooth 4.0
specification features, reconnection policies (like reconnect on
power-on), a variety of audio features including five-band equalisation
with up to six banks of user selectable presets, button events, voice
prompts, LED indications, event tones, battery divider ratios, advanced
multipoint settings for connecting to up to two A2DP sources, and more.
also supports CSR proximity pairing and CSR proximity connection for
fast and easy wireless music sharing enjoyment.
The BlueCore CSR8605 Bluetooth music streaming device is available now
in production quantities. Please contact CSR for pricing information.
Visit CSR at Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) 2013
CSR is exhibiting an exciting range of platform solutions for Voice &
Music, Bluetooth Smart and Indoor Location at the CSR booth [Hall 6,
Stand 6D35] at Mobile World Congress 2013. To book a meeting or
demonstration with CSR at Mobile World Congress please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
CSR is a global provider of innovative silicon and software solutions
for the location-aware, media-rich, cloud-connected world. Our platforms
are optimised for the automotive navigation and infotainment,
digital cameras and imaging, connected home infotainment and wireless
audio markets. We provide solutions to complex problems in the
audio-visual, connectivity and location technology domains across a
broad range of markets, with a technology portfolio that includes GPS/GNSS
Wi-Fi®, FM, NFC, aptX® and CVC™ audio
codecs, JPEG, MPEG, H.264 imaging, PDL printing, microcontrollers,
DSPs and broadband receivers. CSR's technology solutions and market
platforms enable its customers to deliver a superior user experience and
are adopted by leaders in the auto, computer, home and mobile markets.
More information can be found at www.csr.com.
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This press release contains certain statements (including statements
concerning plans and objectives of management for future operations or
performance, or assumptions related thereto) that are not historical
facts and constitute 'forward looking statements' within the meaning of
the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 in
relation to CSR's CSR8605 device, and their performance characteristics
in wireless music speakers and other consumer electronic devices, and
other future events and their potential effects on CSR. These
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and other similar expressions regarding the performance characteristics
of CSR's CSR8605 device, and their performance characteristics in
consumer electronics products, and their potential effects on CSR. Any
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