Reduce Bill of Materials (BOM) in Wireless Audio Designs with
Microchip’s New Bluetooth® 5.0-Qualified, Dual-Mode Solutions
CHANDLER, Ariz., October 7, 2019 – To help Bluetooth® speaker and headphone manufacturers maintain product differentiation in the competitive wireless audio market, Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP) today released the next generation of its Bluetooth 5.0-qualified dual-mode audio IC and fully certified module.
Measuring just 5.5 x 5.5 mm, the low-power IS2083BM IC is ideal for small form factor designs and gives developers more space to use larger batteries in end products. Both the IS2083BM IC and BM83 module enable customers to reduce Bill of Materials (BOM) with highly integrated features, including:
- Embedded Mode: Eliminates the need for an external host MCU to support application functionality
- Integrated Power Amplifier: The integrated power amplifier includes up to +9.5 dBm output power, removing the need for an external power amplifier
- Large Flash memory: With an integrated 2 Mbyte Flash memory, this feature provides the ability to store updated files during over-the-air (OTA) updates and software settings without external storage
- Support for Sony’s LDAC™ audio codec technology*: This technology extends high-resolution audio beyond audiophiles and into mass market Bluetooth wireless products
The IS2083BM IC and BM83 module also integrate Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Data Length Extension (DLE) and LE Secure Connection (LE SC) that enables approximately 2.5 times higher data throughput and improved security when transmitting data such as during firmware updates.
The IS2083BM IC and BM83 come with a suite of development tools, Microchip’s mobile application and example codes for rapid development.
Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions. Its easy-to-use development tools and comprehensive product portfolio enable customers to create optimal designs which reduce risk while lowering total system cost and time to market. The company’s solutions serve more than 125,000 customers across the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defense, communications and computing markets. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at www.microchip.com.
Note: The Microchip name and logo, and the Microchip logo are registered trademarks of Microchip Technology Incorporated in the U.S.A. and other countries. LDAC is a trademark of Sony Corporation. *A separate license from Sony Home Entertainment & Sound Products Inc. is required to implement the LDAC audio codec technology. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies.