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Wolfson teams with Ozmo on audio PAN

LONDON — Ozmo Inc. (Palo Alto, Calif.) is working with Wolfson Microelectronics plc (Edinburgh, Scotland) to deliver a wireless audio reference design. The design uses Ozmo's Wi-Fi personal area network chip (OZMO1000) and Wolfson's codec (WM8987L).

The WM8987L as a differential capable headphone driver built-in and works from a 1.8V supply.

The OZMO1000 has a dual-band radio design compatible with Ozmo-enabled IEEE802.11g and IEEE802.11a wireless LAN hosts. Its power management approach enables low power consumption while maintaining very low latency, the company claimed.

“Wi-Fi PAN technology is ideally suited to satisfy consumer demand for high performance wireless voice headsets, stereo headphones, and speakers. By leveraging the Wi-Fi capability already present in many platforms, our Wi-Fi PAN solution eliminates the need for an additional radio or a dongle. Now, Ozmo Devices and Wolfson Microelectronics have teamed to develop a reference design based upon Wi-Fi PAN that provides long battery life in very small form factors,” said Dave Timm, president and CEO of Ozmo, in a statement.

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