Virscient has announced the release of LiveOnAir, a new technology designed to enable low-latency audio over low power wireless links for applications in live performance (for example, in digital wireless microphones and in-ear monitors), gaming, and other audio scenarios.
LiveOnAir is designed to deliver quality audio over long- or short-range wireless links with a stated latency of less than 5 milliseconds from analog-to-analog. The system can support a range of topologies, codecs, and RF options that allow optimization for the specific requirements of the use case.
For low-power digital microphone applications, Virscient offers a hardware/software reference design based on Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF5340 dual-core Bluetooth Low Energy SoC. LiveOnAir for the nRF5340 allows OEMs to wireless audio supporting -low-latency transport of 24-bit/48 kHz audio with a compact and simple hardware BoM.
“LiveOnAir is a ground-breaking solution that enables ultra-low latency wireless audio at new levels of performance, efficiency, and simplicity,” says Dr. Dean Armstrong, CTO of Virscient. “We have been delivering solutions to high-end audio and wireless companies for almost 20 years, and fundamentally understand what the market requires. Virscient is investing heavily to build our IP portfolio, and LiveOnAir is the first of a number of developments that we believe will change the landscape for wireless and connected audio.”
LiveOnAir evaluation kits are available with a range of codec and RF options, including Bluetooth, Ultra-Wideband (UWB), and other protocols.