“Cirrus Logic and Silicon Labs have a long history of working closely together in the audio market to deliver compelling platforms that help our customers reduce cost and speed time to market,” said Carl Alberty, director of marketing for audio products at Cirrus Logic. “Cirrus Logic is recognized for our broad portfolio of ultra-low power, high-performance codecs, so together with Silicon Labs’ CP2114 audio bridge, OEMs benefit from a turnkey USB audio platform that allows them to differentiate and excel in the competitive audio market.”The CP2114 audio bridge uses the standard USB audio device class that is natively supported by most operating systems. USB audio class compatibility eliminates the need to develop and install custom USB software drivers. Host programming capabilities also enable developers to configure practically any external codec or DAC and perform in-field upgrades. “As a leading supplier of USB interface devices, we make it easy and cost-effective for our customers to implement USB connectivity in their embedded designs,” said Mike Salas, vice president and general manager of Silicon Labs’ microcontroller products. “Silicon Labs’ CP2114 device is the most developer-friendly USB-to-I²S audio bridge solution available, vastly simplifying USB audio peripheral design.” Pricing and availability Samples and production quantities of the CP2114 USB-to-I²S audio bridge are available now in small-footprint 5 mm x 5 mm QFN packages optimized for space-constrained portable audio applications. The CP2114 device is priced at $1.13 (USD) in 10,000-unit quantities. The CP2114EK, priced at $49 (USD MSRP), enables developers to evaluate and customize their USB-to-I²S bridge applications through GPIO, UART and IIC peripherals. Silicon Labs also offers additional CP2114 evaluation kits, priced at $82 (USD MSRP), that are optimized for USB audio applications based on popular codec and DAC platforms. For more information about the new CP2114 audio bridge device or to order samples and development tools, please visit www.silabs.com/usb. Silicon Laboratories Inc. Silicon Laboratories is an industry leader in the innovation of high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs. Developed by a world-class engineering team with unsurpassed expertise in mixed-signal design, Silicon Labs’ diverse portfolio of patented semiconductor solutions offers customers significant advantages in performance, size and power consumption. For more information about Silicon Labs, please visit www.silabs.com. Cautionary Language This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on Silicon Laboratories’ current expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. For a discussion of factors that could impact Silicon Laboratories' financial results and cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, please refer to Silicon Laboratories’ filings with the SEC. Silicon Laboratories disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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