CSR announced that i.Tech’s stylish Clip D-Radio Bluetooth headset features CSR’s industry leading BlueCore5-Multimedia silicon. The Clip D-Radio is the world’s first stereo headset to support v2.1+EDR of the Bluetooth specification and provides the wireless streaming of high quality audio from a handset, music player or its built in FM radio. The new Bluetooth v2.1 specification features a greatly simplified pairing procedure for connecting the headset to a handset or MP3 player, thus enhancing the ease of use. The i.Tech Clip D-Radio utilises CSR’s BlueCore5-Multimedia with an integrated DSP, offering flexible architecture and Clear Voice Capture (CVC) technology for enhanced echo and noise suppression to provide users with the best audio experience for music or phone calls. CSR’s silicon also ensures i.Tech’s headset is interoperable with the widest range of Bluetooth devices.
CSR’s multimedia BlueCore products are the only Bluetooth ICs on the market to integrate a high performance DSP. CSR has designed BlueCore5-Multimedia to provide exceptional audio performance for stereo headsets with its CODEC providing 95dB SNR. BlueCore5-Multimedia’s flexible DSP architecture allows designers to add additional features to help boost the performance and functionality of their end designs (such as the FM radio in i.Tech’s Clip D-Radio). The BlueCore5-Multimedia radio transmits at +8dBm and receives at -90dBm, which eliminates interference when taking a call. Combined with CSR’s proprietary CVC technology for enhanced audio quality, the Clip D-Radio will provide users with crystal clear sound in spite of surrounding noise.
CSR’s compact and highly efficient Bluetooth technology helped i.Tech design a small form factor headset weighing just 21.5g. By incorporating a high quality OLED display, i.Tech’s headset allows users to see who is calling before they answer as well as enabling browsing between FM radio stations. In addition to displaying missed calls and battery and pairing status updates, the Clip D-Radio includes a dial out function to allow users to store up to ten numbers and let users to set up four favourite radio stations. The Clip D-Radio is also the first Bluetooth headset to feature a three buzzer alert mode to allow users to differentiate between incoming calls and can be recharged easily using a PC USB port.
i.Tech’s Clip D-Radio benefits from CSR’s high performance BlueCore5-Multimedia technology with enhanced data rate (EDR) for lower power consumption. By collaborating with CSR, i.Tech has achieved up to seven hours of quality audio streaming time, or up to 150 hours whilst on standby for the radio headset. In support of the latest Bluetooth specification v2.1+EDR, the headset is compatible with both A2DP and AVRCP profiles to enable connectivity to a wider variety of music sources whilst maintaining the ability to easily switch between phone calls and stereo music.
Anthony Murray, Senior Vice President of CSR’s Wireless Audio Strategic Business Unit commented, “Audio quality and battery life have always been the most important features of a Bluetooth headset. i.Tech’s Clip D-Radio is a stylish compact design that combines both entertainment and communication in a singular package. Combined with our BlueCore5-Multimedia the Clip D-Radio delivers best in class audio performance whilst its low power design enables long standby and talk times.”
Stephen Ngan, Executive Director of i.Tech commented, “In designing the Clip D-Radio, it was imperative that the wireless audio quality was of an exceptionally high standard. As leader of the Bluetooth market, CSR was an obvious choice for us and has enabled us to offer our customers a headset that benefits from remarkable design and superior functionality.”
CSR is the leading global provider of personal wireless technology and its product portfolio covers Bluetooth, GPS, FM and Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11). CSR offers developed hardware/software solutions, based around its silicon platforms, that incorporate fully integrated radio, baseband and microcontroller elements. CSR’s customers include industry leaders such as Apple, Dell, LG, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Panasonic, RIM, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, TomTom and Toshiba. CSR has its headquarters and offices in Cambridge, UK, and offices in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, India, France, Denmark, Sweden and both Dallas and Detroit in the USA.
About i.Tech Dynamic Limited
i.Tech Dynamic Limited (“i.Tech”) was established in 2002 in response to burgeoning opportunities in the digital industry. Equipped with the state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies and backed by proven product innovation and development capabilities, i.Tech is able to produce cutting-edge turnkey solutions for the mobile communications market. With a focus on the production and distribution of mobile companion products and solutions, i.Tech aims to create iconic and innovative devices to make a hit in the market and appeal to consumers with user-friendly interfaces. i.Tech is the technology division of Hutchison Harbour Ring Limited, an established world leader in toys, electronics and premium products manufacturing. HHR, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code 715), is a subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa Limited.