Summit Semiconductor unveils low cost speaker module design

Summit Semiconductor announced the launch of a lower cost
speaker module design and companion amplifier targeting entry level home
theater systems with its Summit Wireless technology.

Summit Wireless technology is an integrated circuit
solution for home theater products including speakers, Blu-ray players, digital
TVs, sound bars, audio/video receivers and gaming consoles that offers superior
interference-free wireless surround sound with ease of setup and automatic
audio calibration anywhere within a room.

The new speaker module design represents a 53 percent
reduction in size over the current implementation, and still retains the robust
high definition link performance with built-in four antenna diversity allowing
placement of a speaker anywhere in a room without signal loss or interruption.

Summit Wireless technology demonstrations will be
available in sound room 9, CEDIA Expo, Indianapolis, IN, September 8 – 10,

To further reduce system cost, Summit designed a
companion amplifier/power supply reference design based on Texas Instrument’s
popular TAS5727 digital amplifier.

The new amplifier attaches directly to the speaker module
resulting in a compact design that reduces the number of components and
engineering time for the development of a powered speaker.

The new module and amplifier design addresses speaker and
consumer electronics companies’ desire to incorporate the technology across
their product portfolio including entry level products such as sound bars and
small speakers.

“Summit Wireless technology is the only wireless
audio solution on the market that can deliver the breath of performance at the
high end of the home theater market with uncompressed 24-bit audio up to 8
channels, while also scaling nicely to entry level system price points for
consumers who are more cost conscious but still appreciate the hi-definition
audio and ease of set up value proposition,” said Tony Parker, vice
president of marketing, Summit Semiconductor.

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