Bluetooth audio module packs CSR8670 and aptX®
Cambridge-based BlueCreation has introduced a certified dual-mode Bluetooth® 4.0 audio module together with a development kit for rapid prototyping for products for the fast-growing wireless audio accessory markets. In addition, BlueCreation offers a customization service to OEMs to help bring “classic” Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart Ready products to market in a matter of weeks.
Based on the CSR8670 audio platform and measuring just 11.8mm x 18mm, the BC127 (pictured) sports a complete set of profiles (HFP 1.6, etc), codecs (SBC, MP3, AAC and aptX®) and connectivity to iOS® and Android® apps using a simple control and configuration interface. BlueCreation says that the BC127 offers the capability to stream high-quality audio over a distance of 20m; the module supports user-defined sampling rates and differential analogue output with an integrated DAC offering 96dB SNR and -87dB stereo separation.