Wolfson Microelectronics and Audyssey Laboratories have announced a strategic partnership to improve audio capture on mobile devices. Wolfson is the first partner to bring Audyssey’s AudioFrame advanced audio recording technology to market with its low-power Audio Hub product portfolio, including the WM8280 Audio Hub solution, which delivers outstanding audio to mobile devices.
With AudioFrame, the recorded audio signal dynamically adjusts to match the video zoom, focusing on the action within the frame and filtering out superfluous, unrelated sounds and noise. The result is a recording where the audio perfectly matches the video. Unlike traditional beamforming methods that require four to eight microphones to be effective, AudioFrame enables exceptional recording performance with just two microphones.
“Consumers are increasingly using their mobile devices to capture video and the unique experience of Audyssey’s AudioFrame technology brings a new, professional dimension to mobile device video capture by ensuring the audio from the subject of interest is clear and authentic,” said Eddie Sinnott, VP of Portfolio, Strategy and Marketing at Wolfson Microelectronics. “By having AudioFrame available on our Audio Hub product line, Wolfson will be able to deliver the best possible audio quality for video recordings shot on mobile devices, greatly improving the consumer experience when played back, and enabling OEMs to further differentiate their products in an increasingly competitive marketplace.”
Wolfson Microelectronics’ Audio Hub products are application processor-agnostic and therefore deliver a highly portable solution that enables OEMs to create customised audio solutions for their devices, and differentiate in the market across product families and through product tiers. Customers can therefore maximise investment as they have the choice to run Wolfson”s suite of sound enhancement and noise reduction software, their own software, or third-party software, such as Audyssey’s AudioFrame, on Wolfson’s Audio Hub products.
“Today’s mobile devices have reached near-professional levels by capturing in high resolution and providing advanced camera effects, but the audio recording quality has not been addressed,” said Chris Kyriakakis, Audyssey’s Founder and CTO. “AudioFrame™ resolves this mismatch by focusing on the content within the scene and de-emphasising the unwanted background. We’re delighted that Wolfson Microelectronics decided to implement our technology in its portfolio of Audio Hub products.”