Quad core smart audio solution has built-in Google Assistant

January 07, 2019 //By Julien Happich
Quad core smart audio solution has built-in Google Assistant
Built around a powerful quad core AMLogic A113X SoC featuring the highly popular Cortex A53 64-bit processor and a high-performance Marvell Wi-Fi/BT SoC which supports 802.11ac 2x2 and BT/BTL 4.2, the Minuet 2 is designed to be used at the centre of hi-fidelity smart audio products, such as soundbars, wireless speakers, AVRs, surround sound systems and hi-fi systems.

Frontier Smart Technologies' Minuet 2 has been designed as a turnkey solution allowing OEMs and ODMs to integrate Google Assistant and Chromecast into high-performance smart audio products. Minuet 2 can also be used to add Google Assistant into non-audio IoT products - providing an intuitive user interface for smart home and B2B devices.

Multiple interfaces include a range of audio interfaces such as multiple microphone connections using PDM, a generous number of I2S input and output channels and SPDIF, but also Ethernet, USB 2.0, GPIO plus I2C and UART serial connections.

Minuet 2 has been designed as a major component in a complete hardware and software system that includes Frontier’s SmartSDK, a fully featured Linux based software framework for audio products, and a fully qualified reference design. Alongside the module and software, Frontier also provides customization and pre-compliance services that minimize the time and cost required to get these sophisticated products to market.

Another component offered with Minuet 2 is Frontier Nuvola, a cloud-based service managed by Frontier which provides secure OTA software updates and other device management functions ensuring that critical updates and new features can be pushed out to installed devices.

Frontier Smart Technologies - www.frontiersmart.com

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