Phitek Systems inks deal with semiconductor giant

STMicroelectronics selected as partner for noise-cancellation componentry

Auckland-based acoustic products manufacturer Phitek Systems has selected STMicroelectronics as its partner in the design and supply of noise reduction controllers for its products.

The active noise reduction (ANR) controllers connect to Phitek’s electro-acoustic capsules to provide active noise cancellation for use in audio products such as headphones, headsets and earphones. The first partnership project is the development of Phitek’s PH1026 ANR Controller, a digitally programmable device that provides high quality audio-reproduction combined with active noise cancellation optimised for music and voice applications. "Phitek’s PH1026 ANR Controller represents a fully-integrated and configurable platform for active noise cancellation. High levels of integration allow us to deliver a feature-rich and compact solution with an extremely low external part count. This platform can be used across the complete range of audio accessories, offering faster time-to-market at reduced cost,” says Mark Donaldson, CEO of Phitek Systems in a statement today. The PH1026 is a single, digitally configurable hardware platform applicable to a wide range of accessories. It integrates peripheral circuitry, reducing part count and providing cost savings over competitors, Phitek says. Phitek plans to provide samples of the PH1026 in September 2010, with first orders to ship in the new year. Phitek ANR was originally developed for use on commercial passenger aircraft, but is now also used by audio and mobile music device manufacturers.

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