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Microchip releases WiFi audio streaming platform for developers

New Delhi, 11 December   12, 2014:  Leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog  solutions, the Arizona (US) based, Indian talent led,  Microchip Technology , Inc., has launched a  fourth generation JukeBlox platform that enables audio brands to develop high quality, low-latency products such as standalone or multi-room wireless speakers, AV receivers, mini and micro systems, and sound bars.
Engineers with no DSP code-writing experience can easily implement DSP into their designs, while experienced DSP engineers can harness the full power of an industry-standard DSP architecture.
The  new JukeBlox 4 Software Development Kit (SDK) in combination with its CY920 Wi-Fi & Bluetooth network media module includes next-generation dual-band Wi-Fi technology, as well as integrated music services to enhance the consumer's listening experience. 
The  Wi-Fi and Bluetooth network media module is based on Microchip's new, low-cost DM920 Wi-Fi network media processor, which integrates 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, high-speed USB 2.0 and Ethernet connectivity.
The DM920 Wi-Fi network media processor also features integrated dual 300 MHz DSP cores that can reduce or eliminate the need for costly standalone DSP chips. An easy-to-use, PC-based graphical user interface (GUI) simplifies the use of a pre-developed suite of standard speaker-tuning DSP algorithms, including a 15-band equaliser, multiband dynamic range compression, equaliser presets and various filter types.
"With over eight million modules shipped to date, the JukeBlox platform was an early pioneer in the streaming-audio market and has been adopted by more audio brands than any other platform available for Wi-Fi audio connectivity,"said Sumit Mitra, vice president of Microchip's Wireless Solutions Group."  

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