Edinburgh, UK (March 25, 2014)—Wolfson Microelectronics plc and Audyssey Laboratories Inc. have announced a strategic partnership that intends to improve audio capture on mobile devices. Wolfson is the first partner to bring Audyssey’s AudioFrame advanced audio recording technology to market with its low-power Audio Hub product portfolio, including the WM8280 Audio Hub solution, which delivers audio to mobile devices.
With AudioFrame, the recorded audio signal reportedly is dynamically adjusted to match the video zoom, focusing on the action within the frame and filtering out superfluous, unrelated sounds and noise. The result is a recording where the audio better matches the video. Unlike traditional beam-forming methods that require four to eight microphones to be effective, AudioFrame is said to enable recording performance with just two microphones.
“Today’s mobile devices have reached near-professional levels by capturing in high resolution and providing advanced camera effects, but the audio recording quality has not been addressed,” said Chris Kyriakakis, Audyssey’s founder and CTO. “AudioFrame resolves this mismatch by focusing on the content within the scene and de-emphasizing the unwanted background. We’re delighted that Wolfson Microelectronics decided to implement our technology in its portfolio of Audio Hub products.”