“This chip allows Sonova to move in a new direction with our hearing aids,” said Marc Secall, director of Research & Development Wireless at Sonova. “The breakthrough radio technology and power management are the game changers for hearing aids. It allows them to support a number of applications that have previously not been possible in a hearing aid, all at low power consumption and low supply voltage. Possible applications span from connectivity to any Bluetooth enabled audio device (e.g. a smartphone or television) to full duplex audio streaming between hearing aids and connectivity to wireless microphones.”
“Semtech continues to innovate and create flexible, reliable solutions for challenging applications associated with the best radio frequency connectivity at the lowest power and 0.8V supply voltage,” said Jean-Paul Bardyn, vice president of Research and Development of Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “By implementing Semtech’s technology and enabling access to the Cloud, we believe these devices will enrich the IoT-connected solutions which Semtech is serving with LoRa Technology.”
Sonova, headquartered in Stäfa, Switzerland, is a provider of hearing care solutions. The group operates through its core business brands Phonak, Unitron, Hansaton, Advanced Bionics, and AudioNova. Sonova offers its customers a comprehensive product portfolio in the industry, ranging from hearing instruments to cochlear implants to wireless communication solutions. Founded in 1947, the group is currently present in over 100 countries across the globe and has a workforce of over 14,000 employees. Across all businesses, and by supporting the Hear the World Foundation, Sonova pursues its vision of a world where everyone enjoys the delight of hearing and therefore lives a life without limitations.
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