Balanced Armature Drivers Offer Premium Sound for Earphones

Knowles Corporation launched the new RAF Series of balanced armature drivers for the next generation of premium headsets. Developed for wireless products, the receiver’s small dimensions and high efficiency make it well suited for a variety of applications including premium music earphones, hearables, Bluetooth headsets, communications earpieces, and miniature sound amplifiers. The RAF Series occupies less volume than…

Wireless Power Modules Replace Medical & Industrial Connectors

NuCurrent, a manufacturer of thin, high quality (Q) factor, printed wireless power transfer solutions, introduced a new family of wireless power connector alternatives at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017. The ultra-small power and sense modules were developed for engineers looking to reduce connector field failures in high-use, harsh environments and for new designs which were…

Voice Activation Development Kit Targets Battery-Powered Devices

Vesper, a developer of advanced acoustic sensors, DSP Group, Inc., a global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, and Sensory, Inc., a developer of voice interface and keyword-detect algorithms, will demonstrate their voice activation development kit for battery-powered devices at CES 2017. The turnkey development platform claims the lowest overall power consumption for far-field,…

Biometric Sensor Delivers High Accuracy for Wearables, Hearables

Valencell launched two new versions of its Benchmark biometric sensor systems. These are highly accurate biometric sensor modules that incorporate the company’s PerformTek biometric technology. The two new designs include Benchmark BE2.0, a version designed specifically for hearables, and Benchmark BW2.0, a 2-LED version of its original Benchmark sensor system for wearables worn at the wrist and arm.…