CEVA & Tempow Develop Technology to Simplify Implementation of Wireless Bluetooth Ear-buds

Bluetooth technology and products expert, Tempow, has partnered with CEVA, to develop next-generation True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Bluetooth ear-buds for the mass market. The resulting joint IP solution delivers synchronized left/right audio over standard Bluetooth dual mode connected links with short latency and without the power consumption penalty associated with many of today's TWS implementations.

Audio streaming via A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) is a proven strength of Bluetooth, but with the advent of wireless ear-buds, new challenges have arisen. With traditional Bluetooth stereo headphones, the headphones are seen as a single end-point. With ear-buds, however, the left/right sink points are now physically separated and the Bluetooth A2DP paradigm is challenged to stream audio with the necessary degree of synchronization. To date, a number of different solutions have appeared to address this, such as audio-forwarding and eavesdropping, but these solutions often result in significant battery drain on the already power-restricted ear-buds.

Tempow and CEVA are leading the charge on a new, optimized approach which eliminates the need for the inter-ear-bud secondary wireless link and which works with any Bluetooth AD2P enabled phone on the market. Within the phone, a straight forward software update is needed to install the Tempow Audio Profile (TAP). Within the ear-buds, CEVA and Tempow have collaborated to implement a joint solution, which delivers the essential high quality audio synchronization over standard Classic Bluetooth BR/EDR links. This solution was demonstrated to a wide audience, with much praise, at the recent CEVA Technology Symposiums in Asia.

Both companies will host a joint webinar titled: "Turnkey Solution for Bluetooth True Wireless Stereo Ear-buds and Speakers" on December 5th discussing their recent collaboration and advancements of the technology.