Dialog Semiconductor's Bluetooth(R) Smart System-on-Chip Drives Xiaomi's Innovative Voice Remote Control Unit (news with additional features)

SmartBond(TM) DA14582 System-on-Chip (SoC) with integrated voice codec delivers high performance, low-latency audio with minimum size, cost and power consumption

LONDON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 2, 2015 — Dialog Semiconductor plc (XETRA: DLG), a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, solid state lighting (SSL) and Bluetooth(R) Smart technology, today announced that its SmartBond DA14582 Bluetooth SoC is at the heart of Xiaomi's new Mi Bluetooth Voice Remote Control. Xiaomi introduced the remote control unit (RCU) at the recent launch of its Mi Tv3, 60-inch smart TV and Box3 OTT set-top box. The voice RCU, which can be used with both TVs and set top boxes, enables fast, responsive search and control of many of the television's functions, including those involving web browsing and gaming. It eliminates the need for complex controls and menus, greatly improving the user experience. The unit retails for 99RMB.

Approximately 450 million wireless remote controls will ship by 2018, according to analyst IHS. Bluetooth wireless technology will replace infrared remotes by enhancing the user experience through smart features including voice commands and motion recognition, and the widespread Bluetooth presence in consumer IoT devices. The DA14582's industry-leading power saving techniques extends the battery lifetime of Xiaomi's voice RCU which can deliver 500 hours for typical gaming applications or 140 hours of audio recording from the compact unit's battery.

"Dialog SmartBond ICs have already proven their value in other Xiaomi products where battery life is a critical factor, including the hugely popular Mi Band wearable device," said Sean McGrath, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Connectivity, Automotive & Industrial Business Group at Dialog. "Xiaomi is focused on delivering exceptional value-for-money to consumers and our SmartBond devices are important components in helping them achieve that goal." "The integration of a high performance audio codec and support for motion control therefore made the DA14582 a natural choice for its innovative new voice remote control."

The Dialog SoC integrates a radio transceiver, Bluetooth Smart baseband processor running on an ARM(R) Cortex(R) M0 core, and an analogue wide-band audio codec. Its high level of functional integration minimises the bill-of-materials for the Xiaomi RCU. The high performance codec features audio capture within 50 ms, ensuring that voice commands are not clipped, and it encodes audio to the IMA ADPCM standard to maintain high quality over a low bandwidth, low power wireless link. The DA14582 also supports motion sensing for the RCU's 6-axis sensors.

A datasheet for the DA14582 is available here. The DA14582 is available for purchase here.

SmartBond is a trademark of Dialog Semiconductor. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About Dialog Semiconductor Dialog Semiconductor provides highly integrated standard (ASSP) and custom (ASIC) mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), optimised for Smartphone, Tablet, Internet of Things (IoT), LED Solid State Lighting (SSL) and Smart Home applications. Dialog brings decades of experience to the rapid development of ICs while providing flexible and dynamic support, world-class innovation and the assurance of dealing with an established business partner. With world-class manufacturing partners, 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 we operate in.

Dialog's power saving technologies including DC-DC configurable system power management deliver high efficiency and enhance the consumer's user experience by extending battery lifetime and enabling faster charging of their portable devices. Its technology portfolio also includes audio, Bluetooth(R) Smart, Rapid Charge(TM) AC/DC power conversion and multi-touch.

Dialog Semiconductor plc is headquartered in London with a global sales, R&D and marketing organisation. In 2014, it had approximately $1.16 billion in revenue and was one of the fastest growing European public semiconductor companies. It currently has approximately 1,500 employees worldwide. The company is listed on the Frankfurt (XETRA: DLG) stock exchange (Regulated Market, Prime Standard, ISIN GB0059822006) and is a member of the German TecDax index.

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Subtitle: SmartBond(TM) DA14582 System-on-Chip (SoC) with integrated voice codec delivers high performance, low-latency audio with minimum size, cost and power consumption

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Company: Dialog Semiconductor Plc.
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ISIN: GB0059822006, XS0757015606
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