GainSpan, OmniVision, and Microsemi Announce Low-Power, Streaming-Enabled Audio and Video Reference Design for Smart Homes

The GS-ADK-Video+FD-Audio Application Developer’s Kit (ADK) is available through GainSpan and its distributors. The ADK targets connected video and audio streaming applications over Wi-Fi networks, allowing these applications to interface seamlessly with smartphones that use the iOS or Android operating systems.

The GS-ADK-Video+FD-Audio Application Developer’s Kit (ADK) is available through GainSpan and its distributors. The ADK targets connected video and audio streaming applications over Wi-Fi networks, allowing these applications to interface seamlessly with smartphones that use the iOS or Android operating systems. The ADK, which comprises hardware, a complete software development suite, and sophisticated mobile demo applications, gives engineers the ability to quickly add video and audio streaming capabilities to their IoT products, thereby reducing development costs and accelerating time to market.

OmniVision’s high performance video processors and CameraChip™ image sensors are central components in the IoT solution. The OV788 is an ultra low-power video processor with a built-in image signal processor (ISP) that works seamlessly with OmniVision image sensors, such as the OV9712 that is featured as a part of this ADK.

“With the explosive growth of IoT applications in today’s market, we see an ever-increasing demand for integrated wireless multimedia solutions that reduce manufacturing costs and time without sacrificing quality,” said Kalairaja Chinnaveerappan, senior product marketing manager at OmniVision. “This reference design combines the expertise of GainSpan, OmniVision and Microsemi in a high quality solution tailored for wireless, battery-operated IoT applications such as IP cameras, smart video doorbells and smart home locks.”

The platform’s advanced audio capabilities are enabled by Microsemi’s Timberwolf ZL38051 audio processor. These capabilities include wideband acoustic echo canceller designed to provide excellent echo cancellation, noise reduction, beam forming and sound location detection for the increasingly demanding Internet protocol (IP) camera and wearable markets.

“This cooperative collaboration between GainSpan, OmniVision and Microsemi sets a new standard for delivering leading-edge technology to IP camera manufacturers,” said Shahin Sadeghi, director of marketing at Microsemi. “The attributes that each company brings to this project complement each other perfectly, and combine in this platform to provide an excellent solution for our customers in the IoT sector.”

“GainSpan is thrilled to partner with OmniVision and Microsemi to deliver a best-in-class, low-power wireless video and audio platform,” says Richard Najarian, GainSpan senior director, solutions marketing. “Video-based product manufacturers can now leverage the platform’s integration advantages to add sophisticated audio and video features while reducing product development times.”

About GainSpan
GainSpan, a spinoff of Intel Corporation, is an innovator and leader in wireless connectivity solutions for the rapidly emerging Internet of Things. GainSpan solutions let customers easily create connected products for smart homes, smart cities, healthcare/fitness, control/monitoring in industrial, commercial and residential markets and high-speed audio, video and security applications.

About OmniVision Technologies
OmniVision Technologies is a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions. Its award-winning CMOS imaging technology enables superior image quality in many of today’s consumer and commercial applications, including mobile phones, notebooks, tablets and webcams, digital still and video cameras, security and surveillance, entertainment devices, automotive and medical imaging systems.

About Microsemi
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world’s standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 4,800 employees globally.

Microsemi and the Microsemi logo are registered trademarks or service marks of Microsemi Corporation and/or its affiliates. Third-party trademarks and service marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Any statements set forth in this news release that are not entirely historical and factual in nature, including without limitation statements related to GainSpan Corporation, in collaboration with OmniVision Technologies and Microsemi Corporation, introducing a low-power, battery-operated reference design capable of streaming high definition (HD) video and two-way, telephony quality audio over Wi-Fi networks, and its potential effects on future business, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, such factors as rapidly changing technology and product obsolescence, potential cost increases, variations in customer order preferences, weakness or competitive pricing environment of the marketplace, uncertain demand for and acceptance of the company’s products, adverse circumstances in any of our end markets, results of in-process or planned development or marketing and promotional campaigns, difficulties foreseeing future demand, potential non-realization of expected orders or non-realization of backlog, product returns, product liability, and other potential unexpected business and economic conditions or adverse changes in current or expected industry conditions, difficulties and costs of protecting patents and other proprietary rights, inventory obsolescence and difficulties regarding customer qualification of products. In addition to these factors and any other factors mentioned elsewhere in this news release, the reader should refer as well to the factors, uncertainties or risks identified in the company’s most recent Form 10-K and all subsequent Form 10-Q reports filed by Microsemi with the SEC. Additional risk factors may be identified from time to time in Microsemi’s future filings. The forward-looking statements included in this release speak only as of the date hereof, and Microsemi does not undertake any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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