Broadcom, a manufacturer of semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, has introduced Bluetooth audio solution to offer noise and echo suppression without expensive flash memory and digital signal processing components.
Expanding the Broadcom Bluetooth audio platform, the new single-chip ROM-based device features advanced audio enhancement technology in a small, low cost package that will help to drive cost effective, stylish headset designs based on Bluetooth technology.
Broadcom BCM2044S headset solution leverages a ROM-based architecture to implement its unique SmartAudio noise and echo reduction algorithms, enhancing audio quality without adding additional costly components. This technology potentially reduces the bill of materials cost by 40%, enabling OEMs to offer high-end audio capabilities at the same cost as basic headsets. In addition, the BCM2044S is footprint-compatible with the predecessor Broadcom BCM2044, enabling OEM customers to cost effectively offer multi-tiered product lines based on a common hardware platform.