The two system-on-chip (SoC) solutions in TI's PurePath wireless audio product family are aimed at delivering uncompressed, CD-quality wireless multichannel and multipoint audio streaming capabilities to consumer applications with USB ports, such as PCs, TVs, set top boxes, game consoles and more.
The new single-chip CC8521 and CC8531 solutions contain USB audio support for all major operating systems and can enable streaming of up to four simultaneous audio channels from one USB audio source. Together with a corresponding USB dongle reference design, the PurePath Wireless products allow developers to design low-cost, small USB dongles for wireless audio applications, without code development or in-depth understanding of USB protocols.
"By adding USB support to our PurePath Wireless audio solutions, we're making it easier than ever before for manufacturers to deliver wireless speaker systems, headsets and headphones with high-quality audio," said Erling Simensen, product marketing manager, wireless audio, TI. "With these products at hand, end users can easily add multichannel wireless audio functionality to the vast number of end equipments with USB ports, adding a new dimension to their listening experience."
TI says USB audio support for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Ubuntu is included, and the solution requires no code development or in-depth understanding of USB protocol. As single-chip solutions they offer 6 bit / 44.1/48 KHz uncompressed audio with no unwanted noise or dropouts. This, says TI, delivers best-in-class coexistence with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth technology and other 2.4-GHz devices, providing low audio latency (20ms) distributed audio clock for synchronized wireless speakers. They are also compatible with TI CC2590 range extender.
The CC85XXDK development kit provides all hardware and software necessary to evaluate the CC8521 and CC8531. This kit is available on TI's e-store for USD $299. Additionally, a CC85XXDK-HEADSET development kit is available today for USD $149 on TI's e-store, and comes with a free reference design for wireless headsets.
To find out more visit TI's PurePath Wireless solutions page: http://www.ti.com/purepathwireless.
This article originally appeared on EE Times Europe.