Dallas, Tex.—Texas Instruments Inc. has introduced the first device in its PurePath Wireless audio product line for consumer, portable and high-end audio applications, such as wireless headphones and wireless speakers.
The CC8520 is an audio transceiver featuring a 2.4-GHz system-on-chip that transmits uncompressed CD-quality wireless audio over a state-of-the-art RF (radio frequency) link with no unwanted noise or dropouts. According to TI, the two-channel CC8520 simplifies implementation of wireless audio while reducing the customer's bill of materials (BOM) cost by 50 percent compared to competitive products.
Future devices in the family will include the CC8521 (two channels with USB), CC8530 (three channels) and CC8531 (three channels with USB).
The CC8520 is packaged in a ROHS-compliant 6 mm x 6 mm QFN-40. It is available with a comprehensive demonstration kit that provides all the hardware and software necessary to evaluate the CC8520. The CC85XXDK development kit includes two PurePath Wireless audio evaluation boards, and two CC85XXEM RF evaluation modules.
Pricing: $3.75 each in 1ku.
Availability: Now from TI and its authorized distributors.
Datasheet: Click here.