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Why you should care about Bluetooth LE AudioWith Imagination Blog - Shewan Yitayew, Imagination
Feb. 24, 2020
Earlier this week, we announced our new iEB110 IP, a complete Bluetooth Low Energy IP solution based on the recently announced Bluetooth SIG version 5.2 specification. The iEB110 Bluetooth Low Energy v5.2 IP contains the RF, controller software and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) host stack, providing manufacturers with everything they need to create cutting-edge devices, from earbuds to hearing aids, at speed, and at the lowest BOM cost, giving them a competitive edge in the fast-evolving wireless audio market. We’re particularly excited about this IP as the BLE 5.2 specification introduces LE audio, which is a significant step forward for Bluetooth audio, both in terms of sounds quality and functionality.
LE Audio, based on our new iEB110 IP, will enable manufacturers to create low power audio devices that offer several revolutionary new features that weren’t possible before, even with third-party proprietary solutions. The big story in this new release was providing audio support over the Bluetooth Low Energy link for the first time. Described as one of the largest development efforts in the Bluetooth SIG history, not only does BLE now support audio its new feature set will enable several uses cases that will transform the way we consume and share audio for many years to come.