LE Audio is the Next Generation of Bluetooth Audio
Building on 20 years of innovation, LE Audio will enhance the performance of Bluetooth audio, add support for hearing aids, and introduce Audio Sharing, an innovative new Bluetooth use case with the potential to once again change the way we experience audio and connect with the world around us.
“ We welcome the introduction of LE Audio that will transform the Bluetooth audio market. CEVA has contributed to the evolution of the Bluetooth standard and is proud to have licensed its Bluetooth dual mode and Bluetooth Low Energy technologies to major semiconductor companies and OEMs in the Bluetooth audio markets including speakers, headsets, earbuds and hearing aids.
VP & GM, Wireless IoT BU, CEVA
“ Synopsys sees clear benefits of the LC3 codec within the new Bluetooth LE Audio architecture for high-quality, power-sensitive applications. We have been working with Fraunhofer on offering our customers early access to this codec running on Synopsys ARC processors,” said John Koeter, senior vice president of marketing and strategy for IP at Synopsys.
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for IP, Synopsys
“ LE Audio introduces multi-stream and broadcast audio capabilities to the Bluetooth audio product ecosystem. These new features, which will be supported in Packetcraft’s Bluetooth software solution, will unleash innovation and inspire thousands of new ultra-low power Bluetooth audio products.
“ 20 years ago, Bluetooth audio forever changed the way consumers enjoy audio content. With the advent of LE Audio, the Bluetooth SIG is building on that legacy by adding new use cases while simultaneously improving audio quality and lowering power consumption. Cadence is excited to offer optimized, low-power implementations of the LC3, the new codec required in LE Audio, on the Tensilica HiFi DSP family so our licensees can offer enhanced audio experiences based on the latest Bluetooth technology.
Director of Audio/Voice IP Marketing, Cadence
“ LE Audio opens the doors for so many audio capabilities that were previously extremely difficult,” said Vincent Nallatamby, CEO of Tempow. “We look forward to working with chipset manufacturers to accelerate adoption of the next generation of Bluetooth audio, which will ultimately amaze the consumers across the globe.
“ At Qualcomm we’re excited by the new user experiences enabled by Bluetooth LE Audio and the benefits to consumers from new use cases including Audio Sharing that includes hearing assistance. We’re ready to embrace a new age of Bluetooth and are preparing to roll LE Audio out across our ecosystem, providing our customers with flexible, scalable solutions to build a new generation of devices with support for the technology. We have been working closely with the Bluetooth SIG on the LE Audio specifications and we are planning to have silicon available to coincide with the new standard being published.
Vice President and General Manager, Voice, Music and Wearables, Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd.
“ Nordic Semiconductor welcomes the Bluetooth SIG’s announcement of LE Audio. Although Bluetooth audio has been very successful, LE Audio enhances the technology and opens up many new use cases. Nordic will support audio product designers in bringing those use cases to consumers as the new standard rolls out over the next few months.
CEO, Nordic Semiconductor
“ Bluetooth LE Audio will be the catalyst for the next wave of growth for Bluetooth technology. Having the improved audio quality, broadcast capability, and improved power consumption will open up additional applications not easily achievable today. It’s exciting to be an early adopter of LE Audio!
CEO and Co-Founder, T2 Labs
“ I’m very excited about how the next generation of Bluetooth audio will bring people together by introducing high-quality, highly efficient audio experiences that will enable a wide range of new applications. LE Audio will enable us share music listening with our friends as well as provide clear audio information to everyone everywhere thanks in no small part to LC3, the new audio codec. LC3 will provide crisp and natural sound for hearing aids and broadcast audio solutions suitable for theaters, airports, museums and other public places where access to audio information is important not the least for the sake of fairness and inclusion of everyone in our society.
Per Karlsson, Research Director Digital representation and interaction, Ericsson