Frontier Silicon offers a broad range of connected audio products that allow device manufacturers to address every consumer need. Docking and Bluetooth streaming are the simplest and most cost-effective solutions to enable audio playback from any handheld device. Our modules integrate these technologies to offer a quick route to market to the manufacturer, and a seamless experience to the user. At the other end of the scale our synchronised audio technology brings multi-room and cloud content to the masses with a cost-effective solution that can become the centre of a complete range of products. Whether it is Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or a combination of both, our modules offer the flexibility to adapt to any connectivity demand without compromising on cost, performance or user experience.
Tuscany – Versatile Bluetooth/DAB/FM digital audio module
The Tuscany FS2230 module is the latest highly flexible integrated wireless speaker module from Frontier Silicon. Incorporating Bluetooth®, DAB/FM radio, USB, iOS and Android smart device connectivity, Tuscany provides superior signal reception at low-power and at a price point suitable for entry level products.
Tuscany’s flexible design enables production of audio devices with any combination of high-performance Bluetooth, dual-band DAB/DAB+, FM with RDS and Apple®Lightning™/USB docking at low-cost. In master mode Tuscany removes the need for any additional host processor and includes a USB device interface for firmware updates. Alternatively Tuscany can operate in simple slave mode. The module provides all interfaces necessary for a fully functional Bluetooth wireless speaker system with iOS docking capability and digital /analogue radio, needing only power supply, display, keypad, audio amplifier and speakers to complete a product.
Roma – next generation platform for synchronised audio and multi-room
The Roma FS2240 module is Frontier Silicon’s latest connected audio solution for multi-room and synchronised wireless speaker applications. Combining Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in a single module, Roma enables faster time to market for multi-room devices in a variety of form factors. The companion iOS and Android app provides a rich user interface for browsing internet radio stations, premium music services or the local music library, as well as full control of the multi-room playback environment. Thanks to its Bluetooth receiver, Roma can also stream audio from any Bluetooth-compatible device, answering every connectivity need in this class of products.
Roma is built around Frontier Silicon’s powerful Xenif audio processor. Both the embedded software and the companion app can be configured to customer requirements.
Venice 6.5 – low-cost streaming module with internet radio, DLNA
The Venice 6.5 FS2026-5 module is a complete hardware and software solution for Internet radio, DLNA, network streaming, UPnP, DAB/DAB+ and FM-RDS products. It provides the simplest and lowest-cost solution for high-quality audio streaming from live Internet radio stations or network-based music collections. Venice 6.5 has been designed as part of a complete system including IR 2.5 software and the Jupiter 6.5 reference platform. The Venice 6.5 module can also operate in slave mode allowing full control to an external processor over Frontier’s FSAPI communications interface.
Based around Frontier Silicon’s powerful Chorus 3 processor, Venice 6.5 streams radio and music files in a variety of formats including AAC, AAC+, MP3, WAV, WMA and FLAC, enabling stand-alone network-based audio products. Frontier Silicon provides modules pre-installed with software which can be configured to customer requirements. Frontier Silicon provides the Jupiter 6.5 evaluation and reference platform, which can be used to enable rapid development of Venice 6.5-based systems.