Frontier Silicon announced the launch of Milan, a module for high volume networked wireless speaker and docker applications. Milan aims to make it possible for OEMs and ODMs to build cost effective home audio products with the capability to play digital music from smartphones, tablets or personal computers wirelessly via a high fidelity audio system.
Operates in the 2.4 and 5GHz bands in an audio module
Network Sound (NS) software development kit supports DLNA Digital Media Renderer for audio streaming using UPnP, audio playback from auxiliary I2S input, iPhone/iPod/iPad docking via USB and audio post-processing for bass, treble and 5-band EQ control. It also supports popular audio codecs including MP3, WMA, AAC, HE-AAC, FLAC and WAV
Several device-setup methods including network profile transfer from docked iPhone, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) using push button and PIN methods and web based configuration.
Optional 10/100 Ethernet MAC/PHY
High fidelity audio DAC and a built in PIFA antenna
Optional broadcast radio reception
The Milan module is supported with the Mars platform, a reference design for wireless speakers, which do not have a user interface, as well as for audio systems with a 1-line starburst interface. Mars is fully tested to conform to Wi-Fi Alliance, WPS and UPnP/DLNA 1.5 interoperability certification as well as Made for iPhone/iPod (MFi) and Windows 7 logo compliance.