CSR launches music and voice dongle design - Embedded.com

CSR launches music and voice dongle design

CSR's low-cost USB Bluetooth dongle design that enables stereo or mono Bluetooth headphones to be used with a PC for Voice over IP (VoIP) calls, or the wireless streaming of music.

The Music'n'Voice (MV) Bluetooth dongle lets users switch seamlessly between listening to music and taking a VoIP call. The product offering includes BOM, reference design, software development kit (SDK), Gerber files, and example hardware.

The example reference design is based on CSR's BlueCore3-Multimedia chip with integrated DSP processor and high-quality codec. Few external components are required, giving the MV Dongle a very low BOM.

The software supplied with the reference design supports automatic pairing with most Bluetooth headsets and auto-reconnection to previously paired headsets at power on.

The CSR dongle can store up to five Bluetooth addresses and is designed to be true plug and play, so there is no need to install additional software on the PC before the user can benefit from wireless connection and control through a headset. This means the dongle can be easily used with multiple PCs without time-consuming configuration or software installation.

When the MV Dongle is inserted into a PC's USB port, the system will recognize it as a sound card, and it will automatically work with popular media player software such as Apple iTunes, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer or WinAmp, running on Microsoft Windows 2000, XP or Vista. C

CSR's MV Dongle also supports all major VoIP providers such as MSN, Skype, Google Talk, and Yahoo Talk. The dongle user interface (LEDs, button presses) can be configured without code changes so manufacturers will be able to quickly customize a MV Dongle to their own specification.

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