|[February 17, 2014]
Dialog Semiconductor Provides Wireless Solution for Wii U(TM), Nintendo's Latest Gaming Console
LONDON --(Business Wire)--
Dialog Semiconductor (News - Alert) plc. (FWB:DLG), a provider of highly integrated
power management, audio, AC/DC and short-range wireless technologies,
announced today that it has supplied the solution for Nintendo's new Wii
U Wireless Microphone. Nintendo's latest gaming console incorporates
both Wii U Wireless Microphone (SC14448) and USB Dongle (SC14492) chips
from Dialog. Using low latency audio, Dialog's technology offers
interference-free connectivity, impressive battery life and reliability,
and allows consumers more freedom to move, dance and jump when using the
Wii U for karaoke or other games.
A cost-effective wireless solution that would not rely on the
over-crowded and unregulated 2.4GHz wireless band, where devices
experience audio disturbance during peak network traffic, is required by
Nintendo. Since Dialog's solution uses low latency audio based on the
1.9 GHz band, it doesn't compete with other wireless signals and is,
therefore, not impacted by any wireless interference - delivering
excellent audio quality.
Dialog's advanced power management technology allows for dry cell
battery life of up to 40 hours for the Wii U Wireless Microphone, to
provide the best possible consumer experience. This extended battery
life is achieved by optimising radio transmit time and power. The single
chip solution (SC14448) also improves battery life by powering down
functions when they are not required. The Wii U console can be equipped
with two USB radio dongles to support two Wii U Wireless Microphones and
the unique radio control is designed to ensure that the two closely
fitted dongles do not interfere with one another. This gives
disturbance-free audio quality and excellent low-latency performance.
The SC14492 wireles audio single chip has integrated USB functions,
allowing for very small form-factor designs.
'Traditional radio technologies for audio applications suffer from
drop-outs or have long-latency. The Dialog solution takes advantage of
an interference-free frequency band and selects a special protocol for
low-latency audio. It is perfectly suited to the high-quality audio and
active user experience that consumers expect from Nintendo's Wii U
Wireless Microphone,' says Sean McGrath, Senior Vice President and
General Manager, Connectivity, Automotive & Industrial Business Group.
The Wii U Wireless Microphone is now available in Japan, following its
launch in December 2013.
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About Dialog Semiconductor
Dialog Semiconductor creates highly integrated, mixed-signal integrated
circuits (ICs), optimised for personal portable, low energy short-range
wireless, LED solid state lighting and automotive applications. The
company provides flexible and dynamic support, world-class innovation
and the assurance of dealing with an established business partner.
With its focus and expertise in energy-efficient system power management
and a technology portfolio that also includes audio, short-range
wireless, AC/DC power conversion and multi-touch, Dialog brings decades
of experience to the rapid development of ICs for personal portable and
digital consumers applications, including smartphones, tablets,
Ultrabooks(TM) and digital cordless phones.
Dialog's power management processor companion chips increase the
performance of portable devices by extending battery lifetime, enabling
faster charging and enhancing the consumer's multimedia experience. With
world-class manufacturing partners, Dialog operates a fabless business
Dialog Semiconductor plc is headquartered in London with a global sales,
R&D and marketing organisation. In 2013, it had approximately $910
million in revenue and was one of the fastest growing European public
semiconductor companies. It currently has approximately 1,100 employees
worldwide. The company is listed on the Frankfurt (FWB: DLG) stock
exchange (Regulated Market, Prime Standard, ISIN GB0059822006) and is a
member of the German TecDax index. It also has convertible bonds listed
on the Euro MTF Market on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange (ISIN
Trademarks are property of their respective owners. Wii U is a trademark
End of Corporate News
Company: Dialog Semiconductor Plc.
Tower Bridge House, St. Katharine's Way
E1W 1AA London United Kingdom
Phone (News - Alert): +49 7021 805-412
Fax: +49 7021 805-200
ISIN: GB0059822006, XS0757015606
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in
Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, München, Stuttgart
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