Packetcraft Enables Accelerated Deployment of Bluetooth LE Audio as Market Heats Up

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January 3, 2023

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Packetcraft®, a global leader in Bluetooth® embedded stacks and software solutions with more than 100M enabled devices, is showcasing Bluetooth LE Audio and Auracast™ broadcast audio this week at CES on the show floor and in private suites. 

Some demonstrations being shown include: 

  • Sonical’s Bluetooth LE Audio Headphone 3.0 ‘apps for your ears’  wireless audio processing demo consisting of Packetcraft’s LE Audio software suite and Nordic’s nRF5340 SoC 
  • Premier debut of EMSi’s LE Audio form-factor wireless microphone  solution, leveraging Packetcraft’s Bluetooth Qualified software on an embedded Fanstel module utilizing Nordic’s nRF5340 SoC 

Bluetooth LE Audio is the next generation of wireless audio offering enhanced performance with low-latency high-quality sound, improved reliability, and extended battery life. LE Isochronous Channels deliver revolutionary capabilities including Multi-Stream Audio and Auracast™ Broadcast Audio with the mandatory LC3 codec compressing audio more efficiently and dynamically. 

“Sonical is collaborating with Packetcraft in support of Headphone 3.0 which brings a richer user experience to our ears, with headphones containing apps and software  driven innovation”

–Gary Spittle, CEO at Sonical

LE Audio changes how we use and share audio, from listening to audio from a shared device to going into a public venue and enjoying high-quality audio streams. Further, LE Audio helps usher in a new era of accessible audio for anyone coping with hearing loss or just listening in a noisy environment. 

Auracast™ broadcast audio enables an audio transmitter, such as a smartphone, laptop, television, or public address system to broadcast audio to an unlimited number of nearby Bluetooth audio receivers, including speakers, earbuds, or hearing devices.

“LE Audio enabled products are becoming available and by utilizing Packetcraft’s Bluetooth Qualified LE Audio solutions, we are debuting at CES the industry’s first LE Audio wireless microphone,” said John Tepley, CEO at EMSi. 

Packetcraft’s collaborations with semiconductor and product companies aims to accelerate product introductions based on the latest Bluetooth 5.3 specifications. Offering access to full source code with direct support and maintenance and leveraging software optimizations, first-to-market qualifications, and design efficiencies, Packetcraft’s licensable Bluetooth portfolio includes Host Stack  supporting LE Audio, Controller with BLE Link Layer and optional 802.15.4 MAC for  UWB, optimized LC3 audio codec, and LE Test Tools. 

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“The dedicated team at Packetcraft continues to deliver high-performing quality  Bluetooth LE software solutions, which our customers have come to expect,” shared  John Yi, CEO at Packetcraft. “As the market for LE Audio accelerates, Packetcraft is rapidly enabling our customers with Bluetooth Qualified LE Audio solutions  supporting their commercial product debuts in the months ahead.” 

“LE Audio is quickly entering the market with the debut of flagship mobile devices  which makes now the time for product companies to enable LE Audio in earbuds,  headphones, hearing aids, microphones, speakers and broadcast infrastructure” 

–Dr. Yuan Fan, President at Fanstel

For those attending CES, they can contact the company to arrange a meeting and experience LE Audio in both public and private CES demos. LE Audio can also be seen in Fanstel’s booth located at The Venetian (Sands) Convention Expo Center in Stand #54707. 


About Packetcraft, Inc. 

Packetcraft is an industry-leading software solutions provider with more than 100 million devices enabled supporting short-range wireless technologies including Bluetooth® and UWB. With protocol experts offering well-tested and efficiently designed software that achieves first-to-market qualifications, Packetcraft’s semiconductor and product company licensees have a market advantage with both accelerated time-to-market and leading-edge capabilities including LE Audio. 


Source: Packetcraft


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  1. This is very promising technology and this announcement helps show the progression towards commercial devices. To think that wireless audio communications will bridge the gap to improve hearing is just awesome; for those suffering with hearing impairments and others alike. 2023 will be the year of improved audio accessibility and Bluetooth LE Audio along with Auracast broadcast audio will be partners in this enablement. Way to go Packetcraft, Nordic and others for these milestones.

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