GainSpan, OmniVision, Microsemi collaborate on Smart Homes

GainSpan Corporation, in collaboration with OmniVision Technologies and Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), has introduced the GS-ADK-Video+FD-Audio reference design, a low-power, battery-operated reference design capable of streaming high definition (HD) video and two-way, telephony quality audio over Wi-Fi networks, the companies said.

The GS-ADK-Video+FD-Audio platform was developed in response to the rapidly growing IoT market for audio and video streaming products in smart homes, and is designed to help speed up customers´ time-to-market by reducing product development costs and cycle times.

Through this collaboration, customers benefit from each company´s leadership in their respective fields: OmniVision´s low-power video processor solutions; Microsemi´s advanced audio analytics algorithms; and GainSpan´s expertise in low-power, cloud-connected Wi-Fi solutions.

The highly optimized IoT video and audio platform is the trio´s first reference design collaboration, and sets a new standard for real-time, interactive imaging experience in home IoT products such as smart video doorbells, battery-operated cameras and baby monitors.

The platform features OmniVision´s ultra-compact and power-efficient OV788 video processor, Microsemi´s Timberwolfâ„¢ ZL38051 advanced audio processor, and GainSpan´s GS2011M low-power Wi-Fi module. Combined with GainSpan´s embedded streaming software application, the platform delivers crisp 720p (1280×720) HD video at 30 frames per second (FPS) and high quality, two-way audio with acoustic echo cancellation and noise reduction over Wi-Fi networks.

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.

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.

Microsemi offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets.