LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / March 4, 2019 / Dialog Semiconductor plc (XETRA:DLG), a provider of custom and configurable power management, AC/DC power conversion, charging and Bluetooth(R) low energy technology, today announced that its audio and Configurable Mixed Signal ICs (CMICs) have been adopted by Huawei for their HONOR FlyPods, the company’s latest True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earbuds.
A Dialog’s SmartBeat(TM) DA14195 System-on-Chip (SoC) is integrated into each FlyPod earbud and is connected to a pair of Voice Pick Up (VPU) sensors. The on-chip audio digital signal processor (DSP) and ARM(R) Cortex(R)-M0 microcontroller are used to provide very low power, high hit rate voice control. The system detects when the wearer is speaking by measuring the voice vibrations through the ear channel and provides a voice user interface that works even in noisy environments.
On the charging side of the Huawei HONOR FlyPods, Dialog’s GreenPAK(TM) ICs are configured to provide a low-cost power line communication solution between the charging case and each earbud. Three GreenPAK ICs are used with one in each earbud and one in the charging case.
“Huawei’s true wireless stereo earbuds needed seamless voice control and battery charging to meet the needs of today’s consumer,” said Sean McGrath, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Connectivity Business Group. “Dialog and Huawei engineering teams worked closely together to provide a highly optimized chipset solution that delivers these key features. The HONOR FlyPods demonstrate Dialog’s ability to provide multi-chip system solutions into very low power, small form factor devices and we are proud that Huawei chose to integrate our products into theirs.”
The HONOR FlyPods are the latest implementation of Dialog’s DA14195, an open audio platform IC designed for active headphone type applications. It combines extremely low power consumption with impressive processing performance in a small wafer-level chip scale package (WLCSP). It offers high end professional headset features to the high-volume consumer audio market, including ambient and echo noise cancellation, virtual surround sound and voice control.
In utilizing GreenPAK CMICs, the HONOR FlyPods also make use of a cost effective NVM-programmable CMIC device that enables innovators to integrate many analog and system functions in a single chip while minimizing component count, board space, and power consumption. Using Dialog’s GreenPAK Designer Software and GreenPAK Development Kit, designers can quickly create and configure a custom mixed-signal circuit.
The HONOR FlyPod series were launched in Q4 2018 in China and the HONOR FlyPod Lite version was launched on January 22nd and available globally now.
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About Dialog Semiconductor
Dialog Semiconductor is a leading provider of integrated circuits (ICs) that power mobile devices and the Internet of Things. Dialog solutions are integral to some of today’s leading mobile devices and the enabling element for increasing performance and productivity on the go. From making smartphones more power efficient and shortening charging times, enabling home appliances to be controlled from anywhere, to connecting the next generation of wearable devices, Dialog’s decades of experience and world-class innovation help manufacturers get to what’s next.
Dialog operates a fabless business model and is a socially responsible employer pursuing many programs to benefit the employees, community, other stakeholders and the environment it operates in. Dialog Semiconductor plc is headquartered in London with a global sales, R&D and marketing organization. In 2018, it had approximately $1.44 billion in revenue and was one of the fastest growing European public semiconductor companies. It currently has approximately 2,100 employees worldwide. The company is listed on the Frankfurt (FWB: DLG) stock exchange (Regulated Market, Prime Standard, ISIN GB0059822006) and is a member of the German TecDax index.
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Who is Huawei
Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.
About Huawei Consumer Business Group
As one of Huawei’s three business groups, Huawei Consumer BG covers smartphones, PC and tablets, wearables, mobile broadband device, family device and device cloud service, and is the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Huawei Consumer BG is dedicated to delivering the latest technologies to consumers and sharing the happiness of technological advances with more people around the world. Walk the walk and make dreams come true.
For more information, visit https://consumer.huawei.com/en/
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