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GainSpan, OmniVision, and Microsemi Announce Low-Power, Streaming-Enabled Audio and Video Reference Design for Smart Homes

Battery-operated platform features 720p HD video and full duplex audio streaming over Wi-Fi networks

San Jose, CA. – Apr. 6, 2016 - GainSpan Corporation, in collaboration with OmniVision Technologies and Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), today 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 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 Timberwolf™ 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 (1280x720) 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.

The GS-ADK-Video+FD-Audio Application Developer's Kit (ADK) is available through GainSpan and its distributors. The ADK targets connected video and audio streaming applications over Wi-Fi networks, allowing these applications to interface seamlessly with smartphones that use the iOS or Android operating systems. The ADK, which comprises hardware, a complete software development suite, and sophisticated mobile demo applications, gives engineers the ability to quickly add video and audio streaming capabilities to their IoT products, thereby reducing development costs and accelerating time to market.

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