BlueCreation integrates new audio codec to Melody
BlueCreation's Melody software offers wireless audio developers an off-the-shelf solution based on CSR’s advanced Bluetooth audio platform with aptX. Adding aptX insures that Melody users will be able to chose the quality of Audio that is needed for their applications.
Cambridge, UK and Sunnyvale, California, USA - 18 July 2012 - CSR plc (LSE: CSR;NASDAQ: CSRE) today announced that BlueCreation, a specialist provider of embedded wireless audio and data technologies, has deployed CSR’s aptX audio codec for its new Melody Bluetooth stereo solutions in order to provide wireless convenience with wired-quality sound. The software utilizes CSR’s BlueCore™ line of multimedia Bluetooth chips with programmable architecture designed to facilitate integrating wireless multimedia functionality into embedded devices.
Melody implements all functions and features needed for consumer electronics manufacturers to design wireless audio devices that can connect seamlessly to mobile devices and deliver high quality sound in an off-the-shelf solution, thereby speeding time to market and offering best-in-class connectivity and audio capabilities. These featrues include support for full phonebook download, connection to iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and Blackberry devices and very low power consumption.
Although standard Bluetooth technology offers the ability to stream stereo audio wirelessly from audio devices to headphones and speakers, this bandwidth-constrained solution does not come close to the audio quality consumers have come to expect from their electronic entertainment systems. CSR aptX audio coding technology solves this problem, breaking the bandwidth barrier to deliver CD-quality stereo audio wirelessly over Bluetooth connections for a variety of consumer electronics applications. As a result, aptX is fast becoming the industry standard for premium quality Bluetooth audio, having been deployed in a fast growing list of products by companies including Nokia, HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Monster, Creative, Sennheiser and many more.
BlueCreation is the leading Bluetooth and Wi-Fi consultancy and a provider of wireless software protocol stacks and custom solutions to connect to SmartPhone and portable devices. BlueCreation software and solutions are deployed on million of devices inclusing wireless speakers, headets, automotive infotainment systems, industrial application as well as general consumer electronics. More information can be found at www.blue-creation.com. Keep up to date with CSR on our blog at www.blue-creation.com/blog/.
CSR is a global provider of innovative silicon and software solutions for the location-aware, media-rich, cloud-connected world. Our platforms are optimised for the automotive navigation andinfotainment, digital cameras and imaging, connected home infotainment and wireless audio markets. We provide solutions to complex problems in the audio-visual, connectivity and location technology domains across a broad range of markets, with a technology portfolio that includes GPS/GNSS systems, Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi®, FM, NFC, aptX(R) and CVCTM audio codecs, JPEG, MPEG, H.264 imaging, PDL printing, microcontrollers, DSPs and broadband receivers. CSR's technology solutions and market platforms enable its customers to deliver a superior user experience and are adopted by leaders in the auto, computer, home and mobile markets. More information can be found at www.csr.com. Keep up to date with CSR on our blog, YouTube or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CSR_plc.