comment on this article

Sounds like a good idea

Bringing quality sound to consumer electronics products. By Graham Pitcher.

The mobile 'phone, it is fair to say, has changed our lives. In the short space of a couple of years, the mobile 'phone has gone from something we didn't know we needed to a device without which some people – many, even – would seemingly be unable to function.

This means users are looking for more from their 'phones than the ability to make calls and send text messages. As mobile communications moves towards 3G, 'phone manufacturers are endeavouring to include such features as cmos video cameras. There is also a school of thought which proposes that the mobile 'phone should also act as an MP3 player. And, if some recent tv adverts are to be believed, it won't be long before you can watch movies on your mobile. These latter developments, however, require high quality audio functionality to be integrated into the 'phone.

Mobile 'phones are only one product where high quality sound would be an enhancement. With home entertainment systems becoming increasingly capable, consumers expect far more from their systems than ever before – and audio reproduction is often at the top of the list of expectations.

On the face of it, designing audio into a product may not seem to be too much of a problem. However, with mobile 'phones continuing to get smaller and smaller, the component count for audio provision makes this a challenge.

Click here to request this article by email

Graham Pitcher

Comment on this article

This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team.

What you think about this article:

Add your comments


Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published.
Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.

Related Articles

Adding audio

This whitepaper from SiLabs tells you how to add class D audio to embedded ...

DAQ µModule

Analog Devices (ADI) has introduced a 16-bit, 15 MSPS data acquisition mModule ...

Innovation is the key

Innovation is the key business driver for Analog Devices as Mike Britchfield, ...

Shaping the future

Alexander Everke, the CEO of ams, started his career in the semiconductor ...