Utah-based Braven has deployed CSR’s aptX® audio codec in its new Braven 650 portable wireless high-definition speaker. The same Bluetooth wireless speaker/speakerphone also employs CSR’s BlueCore5™ Multimedia platform, a programmable, multi-featured audio Bluetooth solution designed to facilitate the integration of wireless multimedia functionality into embedded systems.
The high-end offering among Braven’s SIX Series of portable HD speakers announced last month, the Braven 650 features aptX technology in order to deliver stereo audio quality over Bluetooth wireless connectivity that is virtually indistinguishable from high-fidelity CD sound. Housed in sleek aircraft-grade aluminum, the Bauhaus inspired Braven 650 doubles as a speakerphone, mobile phone charger, and offers up to 20 hours of playtime.
Although standard Bluetooth technology offers the ability to stream stereo audio wirelessly from audio devices to headphones and speakers, this bandwidth-constrained solution does not come close to the audio quality consumers have come to expect from their electronic entertainment systems. CSR aptX audio coding technology solves this problem, breaking the bandwidth barrier to deliver CD-quality stereo audio wirelessly over Bluetooth connections for a variety of consumer electronics applications. As a result, aptX is becoming a preferred choice for premium quality Bluetooth audio, having been deployed in a fast growing list of products by companies including Samsung®, Nokia®, HTC®, Motorola®, Creative®, Sennheiser® and many more.
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