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GainSpan, Geo Semiconductor and ON Semiconductor Introduce HD Streaming Video/Audio Platform for Smart Homes

Battery-operated, low-power video doorbell solution features 1080p HD video + full duplex audio streaming over Wi-Fi networks

Santa Clara, CA, IoT World 2016 - IoT Solutions provider GainSpan® Corporation, in collaboration with Geo Semiconductor and ON Semiconductor, introduces a low-power, battery-operated video doorbell reference design capable of streaming high definition (HD) video and two-way, telephony quality audio over WiFi networks. Developed in response to the rapidly growing IoT market for video/audio streaming products in the home, the reference design platform speeds time to market and reduces product development cost and cycle times for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Through this partnership, customers benefit from the leadership each company has shown in its respective field: Geo Semiconductor's low power, highly integrated video encoder solutions, ON Semiconductor's leading image sensor solutions and GainSpan's expertise in low-power, cloud-connected Wi-Fi solutions.

The solution features GEO's power-efficient MAX64380 video compression chip and ON Semiconductor's AR0330 CMOS image sensor integrated with GainSpan’s GS2011M low power, Wi-Fi module on a small printed circuit board. The GainSpan GS2011M serves as the system host controller, running embedded streaming protocols and application software, also developed by GainSpan. The platform delivers crisp 1080p (1920x1080) HD video at 30 frames per second and utilizes the MAX64380's internal audio processing features to deliver high quality, full duplex voice audio with on-board acoustic echo cancellation and noise reduction. The platform is an ideal, low power and cost-effective reference design for internet-connected video doorbell and smart camera products. The platform's wireless connectivity features and software enable video and audio streaming directly to smartphones that use either iOS or Android operating systems or through cloud connections. The solution comprises hardware and software needed for engineers to quickly and simply add video and audio streaming capabilities into their IoT-based product designs, thereby reducing development costs and accelerating time to market. The GS-ADK-Video+FD Audio-1080p ADK is accompanied by a complete software suite, plus a series of sophisticated mobile Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and mobile demo applications for Android and iOS devices. The ADK is available thru GainSpan and its distributors.

"GEO Semiconductor is pleased to partner with GainSpan and ON Semiconductor to create system solutions that meet customer needs for emerging markets where low power, high quality video and 2 way audio communications are key requirements. GEO believes the rich feature set of this joint design will exceed customer expectations and fill a void in the IoT marketplace," says Ronald Allard, Vice President Worldwide Sales at GEO Semiconductor Inc.

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