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TDTSI010 – USB-C Turn-Key Reference Design

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 both with and without integrated charging capability using a female USB-mini / micro / Type-C connector.

Spend your resources fine-tuning your mechanical ID, not your microcontroller code

All USB-C based versions of the design employ the CP2616 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”. Tempo provides the configuration file for the TSCS25xx (the same device that is on the CP2615 Evaluation Board) that is loaded into the SiLabs Express tool. What could be simpler?


Spend your energy focusing on product differentiation, not spinning PCB boards

Naturally, a schematic, BOM, and 4-layer PCB layout files (native and Gerbers) are made available to our customers (just like all other audio IC vendors do), HOWEVER, the design files that Tempo provides have been designed with RoHS, WEEE, CE, FCC and DfM compliance in mind, DRAMATICALLY reducing your Time to Market. Just because others might also have a “reference design” doesn’t mean it is ready to take to production.


Spend your time improving the acoustics, not coding DSPs

Tempo also offers a simple-to-use Windows®-based GUI (Tempo ASC) that enables the acoustical engineer to generate the design-specific DSP “tuning” files (*.PNL) for inclusion inside the TSCT8x firmware image. There is even an automatic function that generates the inverse EQ curve from a customer-provided target SPL curve that can be entered into the GUI in minutes. Obtaining a flat frequency response can then be realized within seconds. The generated PNL file is used to help customize the CP2615 configuration file that can be loaded into the end-product via the Android app (residing inside the CP2615 Flash memory) or via the CP2615 Evaluation Board.






Spend your money on your product launch campaign, not hiring an App Developer

The TempoMax Android App delivers both NRE and Lifetime Support savings, not to mention halving your product development timeline!

Naturally, Tempo supports requests for OEM / ODM customization to this Android app included as part of the value that our complete turn-key solution enables.

Why settle for an “analog headset solution” that happens to use a USB-C connector? Go digital, or go home!

The TempoMax Android App (coming soon) enables 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!

Hand over the power of a customizable 12-band graphic EQ or even fully user-configurable 12-band parametric EQ to your customer and watch your product sales numbers soar above the sound of the rest!

What about Google Android? Depending on the HW of your mobile device and the SDK, we have tested a variety of devices that work seamlessly!

Running Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 on your PC with USB-C? Plug-and-play.

What about your new MacBook Pro running the latest version of Mac OS X? Bring it on!

Running RedHat on your PC? No problem.

Raspbian running on your Rapberry Pi3? Fine.

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.