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Headphone / Headset / 3.5mm Female Adapter Reference Designs

Traditionally, audio accessory OEM / ODMs only had to focus on doing one thing: Making excellent, sounding portable audio accessory products.

With the advent of the Lightning connector on iDevices as well as USB-C ports on Desktops / Laptops / Tablets / Mobile Phones and even more recently the disappearance of the 3.5mm analog audio jack, that has brought about a whole new host of market opportunities… as well as whole host of challenges for these companies.

 

The TDTSI017 Reference Design – Lightning Strikes & Tempo is there…

The TDTSI017 is Tempo’s LAM-based Apple® MFi-certified Headphone / HeadsetFemale 3.5mm Adapter reference design and demo board. The TDTSI017 is available to Apple MFi-licensees in good standing upon execution of a mutual NDA with Tempo Semiconductor. This highly unique solution is offered with and without integrated charging capability using either a female Lightning or USB connector.

 

All Lightning-based versions of the design include our pre-programmed TSCT8x Controller which saves the OEM / ODM the agony of having to learn and then debug complex microcontroller coding or start from scratch using other vendors “example source code”. Naturally, a costed BOM, 4-layer PCB layout files, a simple to use Tempo ASC Windows®-based GUI that generates the design-specific DSP “tuning” files, and lastly, our TempoSound customizable iOS App. The default functionality of the TempoSound iOS App enables mandatory firmware updating of the MFi-certified Lightning audio accessory product with firmware that is located in the cloud without incurring such overhead to the OEM / ODM. The iOS App can be customized by Tempo to enable a whole host of additional features that enable the OEM / ODM to enable a differentiated product that goes far beyond what other solutions offer today.

With the Tempo TDTSI017 reference design, the OEM / ODM is once again free to focus on simply making a high-quality, highly differentiated mobile audio accessory product, all without their having to learn a single line of DSP code, microcontroller code, Swift code, learn how to setup a cloud-based server, or how to develop, certify and maintain an iOS app for the entire product life-cycle of the Lightning Audio Accessory.

Please contact sales@temposemi.com if you are interested in obtaining the TDTSI017 (Rev E) reference design files or evaluating the TDTSI017 (Rev E) demo board.

The TDTSI010 Reference Design – USB-C: More power, near universal acceptance…

Traditionally, audio accessory OEM / ODMs only had to focus on doing one thing: Making excellent, sounding portable audio accessory products.

Nearly identical to the advent of the Lightning connector, the new USB-C connector along with the near simultaneous disappearance of the 3.5mm analog audio jack from mobile devices, has also brought about a whole new host of market opportunities… as well as whole host of challenges for these companies.

The TDTSI010 is Tempo’s USB-C Headphone / HeadsetFemale 3.5mm Adapter reference design, and features the brand new CP2616 – USB to I2S Digital Audio Bridge Controller from SiLabs. This highly cost-effective solution is targeted at Android / Windows / MacOS X / Linux OS-powered mobile / desktop / laptop / tablet devices. The TDTSI101 is available to all customers upon execution of a mutual NDA. This highly unique solution is offered with and without integrated charging capability using a female USB connector.

All USB-C-based versions of the design include the brand new Tempo pre-programmed CP2615 – USB to I2S Digital Audio Bridge Controller which similarly saves the OEM / ODM the agony of having to learn and then debug complex microcontroller coding or start from scratch using other microcontroller vendors “example source code”. Similarly, a costed BOM, 4-layer PCB layout files, and lastly a simple to use Tempo ASC Windows®-based GUI that generates the design-specific DSP “tuning” files.

Unlike the LAM-based audio accessory, there is no requirement for the OEM / ODM to have to provide an Android / Windows / MacOS X or Linux app that performs field firmware upgradeability, however, driver support for all of these operating systems is available today from SiLabs.

Please contact sales@temposemi.com if you are interested in learning more about the TDTSI010 reference design, evaluating the TDTSI010 demo board or obtaining up to 10 samples of the TSCS25xx CODEC free of charge.