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Summit Semiconductor a leader in advanced wireless audio technologies and an advisory board member of the Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA™) Association, announces the availability of five new amplifier reference designs for speaker manufacture integration. The new amplifiers are compliant with the current version of the WiSA Compliance Test Specification (CTS). The CTS outlines an interoperability testing and certification program aimed at products that offer wireless, interference-free, uncompressed high definition audio by taking advantage of the unique 5GHz Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) frequency band.

Class D Amplifier Features:

Integrated SMPS, supporting 100, 240VAC, 50/60Hz
Power availability (2x15W, 2x50W, 1x29W, 1X100W, 1x200 subwoofer), configurable via jumpers
Integrated ultrasonic circuitry for surround speakers (MyZone support)
Status LEDs - system heartbeat, network link, amp error
Designed to meet UL safety specifications
Designed to pass FCC part 15 emissions requirements
Designed to pass DFS requirements when used with Summit receiver module
Working samples are available and configured for a surround speaker application, with an aluminum back plate and a Summit receiver module. Details of the Summit amplifiers can be found at http://summitwireless.com/library/

"Our objective is to provide amplifier reference designs to our customers to accelerate the adoption of speakers compliant to the WiSA CTS in the marketplace using Summit technology," said Tony Parker, vice president of marketing, Summit Semiconductor. "By making available off the shelf reference designs we save our customers months of development time and engineering costs."

Summit Semiconductor will be an exhibitor at the International CES, Las Vegas, NV, in the Venetian Towers, suite 30-217, January 8-11, 2013, providing product demonstrations of the new soundbar, audio hub and amplifier reference designs for wireless home theater. If you are with the media and would like to schedule a demonstration, please contact Tony Parker at tparker@summitsemi.com. If you are a manufacturer and would like to learn more about Summit Wireless™ technology or receive a presentation and demo, please contact Mark Zadeh at mzadeh@summitsemi.com.

About Summit Semiconductor, LLC:

Summit Semiconductor, LLC, has over a decade of fabless semiconductor chip design and wireless system integration experience targeting the home entertainment markets. Its award-winning Summit Wireless™ technology is the leading integrated circuit solution enabling home audio systems to distribute high-definition, distortion-free audio with ease. Summit Wireless is designed to be integrated into home theater speakers, sound bars, audio/video receivers, digital televisions, Blu-ray and DVD players, MP3 players, set-top boxes, and gaming systems. Summit Semiconductor is headquartered in Hillsboro, OR, USA, with offices in San Jose, CA, Taiwan, China and Japan. For more information on Summit Semiconductor, please visit www.summitsemi.com

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i am really excited about your company's technology. Is there some way it can be used for a DIY project.
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You may care to contact Summit directly.

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So now instead of wiring just speaker wire to each speaker in the room, we are going to be needing to plug each speaker to power outlet. Like I do my 5-yrs old Logitech 5.1 surround speaker system that does wireless on surround speakers. WiSA compliance for active speakers is a nice touch though if it gets indeed popularized among "major players" on A/V Receiver's market. Until then it is just an "add-on" cost to speaker design. cool.gif
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Active speakers are the way to go. It will also allow whole house audio without needing all the lv wires going to a central location. Modern homes have ample access to power, you could add surround sound to any room without running wires.
I think it's cool.
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I don't know what technology is not moving faster with speakers and AVRs like other devices or services out there, anyway, the idea is very great, and i'm suffering at this moment trying to remove the wires between the AVR and speakers frown.gif
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