For many, the terms ‘Bluetooth®’ and ‘audio’ are used in the same breath. Bluetooth is of course well known for being an excellent wireless audio transmission technology, but one of the added benefits of Bluetooth is that it is incredibly flexible – software can be built around it which can significantly enhance the end user experience when it comes to personal and home audio products.
A perfect example of such software is CSR’s generic application interface architecture (GAIA), which enables communication between apps running on a device such as a mobile phone or tablet and Bluetooth connected accessories such as headsets and speakers. Included with our CSR8645™ stereo ROM solution, GAIA delivers added value and user experience for consumers including:
- Simplicity of pairing and connecting devices through an interactive app using our GAIA architecture
- Using an app to personalise ring tone for individual callers
- Personalising the accessory through the app
LG’s Tone InfinimTM is a stylish, convenient, behind-the-neck type premium Bluetooth headset which demonstrates how a headset can use CSR GAIA to interact with a smartphone. The Tone Infinim seamlessly integrates GAIA’s features to provide you with a simpler and more convenient way to use your smartphone.
- Current time alert control
- SMS/SNS replay control
- When there is an incoming text message, the headset will vibrate
- Direct Dial lets users easily call their designated contacts
Combined with our Bluetooth stereo platforms, we are enabling manufacturers like LG to develop fully featured audio accessories that not only deliver outstanding wireless audio capability (thanks in large part to the aptX® codec and our cVc® voice enhancement technologies) but also seamless interaction with their tablet or smartphone via the GAIA software. To get a clearer picture of how Tone Infinim works in tandem with GAIA, see the below video:
GAIA is made free of charge for all our customers. If you are looking for an easy to use interface that manages information flow between your host device apps and their Bluetooth connected accessories, GAIA is perfect for enabling the features mentioned above, as well as advanced features such as Device Firmware Updates, True Wireless Stereo audio routing and live EQ updates.
Further information is available on CSR Support for those that have a valid CSR Support account:
- For the GAIA API and relevant documentation please visit:
- For the GAIA V2 Android App and source code (Java) please visit: