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Mercedes-Benz cars use SMSC’s wireless audio technology

PARIS — SMSC, New York-based developer of smart mixed-signal connectivity solutions, announced that Daimler AG will implement its wireless audio products in the rear seat entertainment system of Mercedes-Benz E-Class and S-Class models.

SMSC explained that its wireless audio products feature the Kleer wireless audio technology and audio baseband processors.

The Kleer wireless audio technology transports high quality digital stereo audio over a wireless link, SMSC continued. The KLR3012 integrated microcontroller with Kleer embedded application software supports audio playback control buttons, status LEDs, external audio codec configuration, and advanced power management.

For additional details about KLR3012, click here.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class and S-Class also feature the Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) multimedia networking standard, which is the de facto standard for efficiently moving high-bandwidth infotainment content around the vehicle. MOST and Kleer are synergistic technologies.

While MOST represents the backbone of the whole infotainment system and moves all signal streams between the devices, SMSC explained that Kleer is the high quality wireless link for headphones and remote controls.

Earlier this month, SMSC indicated that the new entry-level Audi A1 model would deploy its MOST networking technology as part of the infotainment system.

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