Knowles packs low-power, high-performance technologies for high-growth market opportunities
Knowles (NYSE: KN), a market leader and global provider of advanced micro-acoustic microphones and speakers, audio solutions, and high-performance capacitors and RF products, introduces its latest series of SiSonic™ MEMS microphones: Titan (Digital), Falcon (Differential Analog), and Robin (Single Ended Analog). The new trio of microphones provides advanced performance capabilities for space constrained Ear and wearable applications like True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earbuds, smart watches, Augmented Reality (AR) glasses and Virtual Reality (VR) headsets.
Each of the new SiSonic microphones is helping raise the standard of audio for on-the-go lifestyle. Robin offers 66dB SNR and clean signals up to 130dB SPL with less than 1 percent distortion. The low distortion in loud environments enables high-fidelity sound capture and superior beamforming performance for the smallest of form factors. A similar level of signal clarity holds true for Falcon, and brings even higher signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) performance of 68.5dB further improving TWS applications like Ambient Awareness with less noise. In critical low frequency and speech band use cases, Falcon delivers 69dB. Likewise, Titan offers similar SNR performance to Falcon, while improving battery life by consuming 60 percent lower current (470uA) than typical digital mics and lowering latency to 3us, making it ideal for Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and always-on applications in digital architectures.
“We are excited to kick off the new year with our latest line-up of SiSonic microphones engineered to improve the everyday audio experiences we desire as consumers. We are seeing global brands adopt our new solutions for the added benefits they enable, including higher performance and better clarity as well as longer battery life in more space-efficient form factors,” said Greg Doll, General Manager and Vice President of Product Management for microphones at Knowles.