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Frontier Silicon Announces Minuet Streaming Module with Google Cast for Audio Devices

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Frontier Silicon will showcase its new Minuet connected audio module at IFA, featuring Google Cast technology for audio devices.

This module is the product of collaboration between Google, Marvell Technology and Frontier and will address the fast growing market for connected Wi-Fi home speakers and audio systems.

Minuet with Google Cast built-in offers:

  • Access to a wide and growing range of Cast-enabled audio services from around the world1
  • Frontier’s leading audio synchronisation and multi-room ecosystem powered by UNDOK2
  • Spotify Connect, Apple AirPlay, Bluetooth audio and wired audio inputs

Minuet is powered by a dual core 1.3GHz processor and state-of-the-art 802.11ac and Bluetooth™ Smart wireless technology from Marvell. This is a continuation of Frontier’s partnership with Marvell, which dates from the launch of the successful Venice Wi-Fi module series in 2009.

The module includes a variety of interfaces to support audio accessories and next generation sensor technologies for future smart home applications.

In order to help manufacturers reduce time to market, Frontier offers a full range of services designed to accelerate the development process. These include a customisable embedded SDK, remote control apps and APIs, fully qualified reference designs, development and manufacturing support teams and a fully managed certification process.

Minuet modules will be sampling with selected partners this month.

Anthony Sethill, CEO, Frontier Silicon, said:
“We are delighted to be working with Marvell and Google on this project. It is our intention to establish ourselves as leaders in connected audio and Minuet will be the cornerstone to help us achieve it.”

To find out more about Minuet, visit www.frontier-silicon.com or email press@frontier-silicon.com.

About Frontier Silicon Limited

Frontier Silicon is the world’s leading supplier of integrated circuits and modules for digital radio and connected audio products. The company is part of the Toumaz Group, a pioneer in low-power wireless semiconductor and software technologies for consumer audio and wireless healthcare.

Frontier Silicon’s audio products offer solutions for DAB/DAB+, Internet Radio and Connected Audio - from silicon through software to production-ready platform designs. Customers supplied by Frontier Silicon include Bose, Denon, harman/kardon, Onkyo, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Pure, Roberts, Sony, TechniSat, Yamaha, and many more.

Frontier Silicon is a trademark or registered trademark of Frontier Silicon Ltd.
AirPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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1 for example Pandora, Deezer, TuneIn. A complete list is available at www.google.com/cast

2 To find out more about the UNDOK app and partner audio manufacturers, visit www.frontier-silicon.com/undok

 

Contact information

Frontier Silicon
Prem Rajalingham, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing
Tel: +44 20 7391 0620
Email: press@frontier-silicon.com
Web: www.frontier-silicon.com

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