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Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2014/04/25 - Wolfson Microelectronics plc have announced a collaboration with MediaTek, Inc. that will deliver Wolfson’s industry-leading HD Audio solutions as a pre-integrated option on MediaTek’s mobile LTE reference platforms - WolfsonMicro.com. LSE: WLF.L NASDAQ: CRUS
This collaboration combines the latest technology of both companies in a single reference design, thereby bringing new audio use cases and performance levels to OEMs for smartphones and tablets whilst delivering advantages to both cost and time-to-market.
As a first step in this collaboration, Wolfson’s WM8281 Audio Hub solution is now available alongside MediaTek’s latest mobile LTE SoC platforms. MediaTek’s high performance platforms utilise the company’s energy efficient multi-core application processors and comprehensive wireless network communications compatibility.
Wolfson’s WM8281 Audio Hub platform delivers outstanding audio to mobile devices and can run Wolfson’s Ez2 suite of software, customers’ own software or third party software. This enables OEMs to offer class-leading audio features to smartphones and tablets such as 24-bit 192 kHz high resolution Master Hi-Fi™ audio playback; exceptional voice call quality including industry leading Ambient Noise Cancellation; ultra-low power ‘always on’ voice control; excellent hands-free speakerphone and video-calling quality; as well as superior speaker drivers, speaker protection, and a reduced bill of material cost.
Eddie Sinnott, VP Marketing & Strategy and Head of the Partner Programme ecosystem at Wolfson, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with MediaTek. Wolfson’s world-class audio solutions uniquely deliver the uncompromising functionality, performance and quality of audio that consumers demand on advanced mobile devices. Our relationship with MediaTek addresses these growing demands and delivers a feature-rich, easy-to-integrate and cost-effective solution for smartphone and tablet OEMs.”
Jeffrey Ju, General Manager of the MediaTek Smartphone Business Unit said: “The Wolfson WM8281 solution pre-integrated into our high-end LTE reference designs, such as MT6595, will provide our customers with unparalleled audio and voice differentiation. By both companies jointly investing in reference designs, this creates a more efficient ecosystem for our OEMs in terms of speed and access to premium technologies.”
About Wolfson Microelectronics plc
Wolfson Microelectronics plc (wolfsonmicro.com) is a global leader in the supply of high performance, mixed-signal semiconductor devices and audio solutions to the consumer electronics market. In the home, in the office and on the move, Wolfson’s innovative technology can be found at the heart of many of the world’s leading digital consumer goods, including premier hi-fi equipment, smartphones, mobile phones, tablet computers, MP3 players, televisions, digital still cameras and gaming.
The company’s headquarters is located in Edinburgh, UK. Wolfson’s customers are located worldwide, and so is Wolfson, with design centres, sales offices, applications teams and engineering expertise across Europe, the US, Australia and Asia.
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