CSR Sets New Standard For Wireless Consumer Audio With Innovative Platforms

CSR8645 and CSR8670 Deliver Highly Immersive, High Fidelity Audio Experience for Wired and Wireless Applications CAMBRIDGE, UK and SAN JOSE, Calif, September 1, 2011 - CSR plc (LSE: CSR) today introduced the CSR8645 and CSR8670, a pair of flexible

CSR8645 and CSR8670 Deliver Highly Immersive, High Fidelity Audio Experience for Wired and Wireless Applications


CAMBRIDGE, UK and SAN JOSE, Calif, September 1, 2011 - CSR plc (LSE: CSR) today introduced the CSR8645 and CSR8670, a pair of flexible, feature -rich SoC solutions that set a new standard for wireless audio quality, and which consumer electronics OEMs can use to more easily, quickly and cost effectively bring to market a range of highly differentiated home entertainment and wearable audio products.


CSR8670 and CSR8645Embodying CSR's proprietary audio processing technologies, these first two members of the next -generation CSR8600 wireless consumer -audio platform family also feature wired audio capabilities that extend and enhance the usability of wireless audio products by enabling them to operate even when the battery is drained or when wireless connectivity is prohibited, such as on commercial aircraft, and have already been selected by and are in development at multiple Tier One customers.

Both SoCs offer CSR audio processing and Bluetooth wireless connectivity technologies to enable wireless streaming of the highest quality stereo audio for home entertainment systems, TVs and other connected home applications, as well as smartphones, tablets, PCs and many other consumer products. CSR aptX™ high -fidelity audio technology delivers outstanding stereo audio over Bluetooth connectivity to wireless speakers or headphones, while CSR Clear Voice Capture (CVC®) technology offers acoustic echo and noise cancellation for high -quality speakerphone functionality.

"The CSR8645 and CSR8670 provide flexible, audio system -on -chip solutions our customers can use to improve their competitiveness by creating more highly differentiated products and bringing them to market faster," said Paul Wilson, Product Marketing Manager for Home business area at CSR. "With these two SoCs, we are setting a new standard for wireless audio quality, providing revolutionary consumer audio platforms that not only support traditional audio applications, but also enable entirely new consumer uses and form factors."

The CSR8645 and CSR8670 will be demonstrated (by invitation only) at the upcoming IFA 2011 global trade show in Berlin, Germany, September 2 -7. Attendees wishing to view the demonstration, which will be held in the CSR pavilion in hall 1.2, booth number 139, should contact CSR for an invitation.

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