CSR has announced that Telechips' latest multimedia software development kit features wireless connectivity using CSR's BlueCore4-ROM for Bluetooth and UniFi-1 portable for Wi-Fi. BlueCore allows users to wirelessly connect to stereo Bluetooth headphones, and UniFi allows connection either to access points for downloading music or video files or to a PC for file transfer.
Telechips' multimedia software development kit is available, and will dramatically reduce time to market for new design solutions incorporating Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, such as MP3 players, PMP, mobile TV, PND, car and home audio.
The Telechips design runs on the most common operating systems for multimedia players, Windows CE, MicroC/OS-II and Nucleus, making the design easy for customers to integrate and use. In addition, running CSR's BlueCore host software (BCHS) stack on the multimedia applications processor eases the design process as well as lowers the cost as compared to previous solutions.
By using CSR's technologies for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, designers benefit from industry-leading coexistence capabilities. CSR's proprietary interference avoidance techniques ensure that the two wireless technologies are 'aware' of each other, reassuring users that Bluetooth and Wi-Fi can be used simultaneously without any effect on the quality of either. This means that this is the only available combination of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices that enables files to be downloaded from the Internet at the same time that the user listens to music, streaming via Bluetooth, on stereo headphones without audio or download speed issues.