Minuet: a Google Cast-enabled speaker toolkit for Wi-Fi speakers, soundbars and Hi-Fi systems Venice 6.5: a cost-optimized solution for multi-room speakers including Spotify Connect, Napster and Deezer Minuet
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Frontier Silicon, the leading provider of smart audio technologies, is demonstrating its portfolio of solutions at CEDIA 2016. The company's two lead offerings are:
Minuet: a Google Cast-enabled speaker toolkit for Wi-Fi speakers, soundbars and Hi-Fi systems
Venice 6.5: a cost-optimized solution for multi-room speakers including Spotify Connect, Napster and Deezer
The new Minuet speaker toolkit is a design platform which enables audio manufacturers to develop wireless speakers incorporating Google Cast, quickly and cost-effectively. Frontier is one of a very small number of solution providers working with Google on this technology.
The toolkit is powered by Frontier's Minuet module and includes the entire design set needed to build an audio product (datasheets, schematics, gerbers, mechanical drawings, bill of materials, application guidelines, simulation tools, iOS / Android reference apps and libraries). It comes pre-certified for CE, FCC, Wi-Fi Alliance and Bluetooth.
The Minuet connected module measures only 56x37mm - incorporating the key features required for a state-of-the-art audio device, including 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, diversity antennas, a dual-core ARM A7 processor, multiple audio inputs and outputs.
The first products incorporating Minuet will be on shelves in Q4 this year.
Venice 6.5 is a cost-optimized module for audio brands who are building smart audio products and hybrid / Internet radios.
Together with its UNDOK™ multi-room app solution, Venice 6.5 offers a complete suite of smart audio features, including: integration with premium music services such as Spotify Connect, Napster (previously known as Rhapsody), Tidal, Deezer, and Qobus; Apple Airplay; advanced audio sync technologies for multi-room, DLNA, support for Aux In and Bluetooth inputs and a variety of user interface options.
Venice 6.5 modules have been built into more than 100 audio products and have sold over two million units - demonstrating that the technology satisfies the demands of consumers. At the same time, the UNDOK multi-room app has been deployed in over 50 smart audio devices - creating a growing ecosystem of inter-operable devices.
Services and support
Frontier Silicon also offers applications and support teams in Hong Kong and China. Unique in the industry, these teams bring expertise across the supply chain - for faster software, hardware and wireless integration cycles. Audio manufacturers in Europe and the US also benefit from direct support from Frontier's local teams in those territories.
Additional design services such as customised user interfaces, mobile app development, hardware design services, software upgrade and maintenance add up to the best support infrastructure in the connected audio industry.
Frontier will be demonstrating its Minuet and Venice 6.5 solutions at CEDIA 2016, Booth #1204, in Dallas from 15th to 17th September.