NUREMBURG, GERMANY — ON Semiconductor, a leading supplier of semiconductor-based solutions, unveiled a new development toolkit for manufacturers of hearing aids at the 2017 EUHA convention in Germany. The Ezairo® Preconfigured Suite (Pre Suite) is based on the company’s Ezairo 7100 Digitial Signal Processor (DSP), and includes development software, firmware bundles, and a Software Development Kit (SDK) for manufacturers to create fitting software.
The wireless-enabled Ezairo 7150 SL is the first hybrid module supported by the Ezairo Pre Suite. It features Wide Dynamic Range Compression (WDRC), adaptive noise reduction, support for directional microphones, acoustic feedback cancellation, and environmental classification.
The company says that the new development suite helps pave the way for easier development of “mid-range hearing aids or upcoming Over-the-Counter (OTC) devices, the firmware bundle also provides support for advanced wireless features, opening the door for wireless fitting and advanced user control”.
“The Ezairo Pre Suite represents a serious leap forward in supporting hearing aid development. It provides manufacturers with a complete easy-to-use, turnkey solution with all components needed to create a hearing aid or OTC device. The mobile SDK is a compelling addition to the software, enabling the creation of new and exciting ways for users to interact with their hearing devices from their smartphones.” –Michel De Mey, Senior Director of Hearing Health Solutions
The sophisticated software package offered by the company includes features such as: transducer modeling and calibration, parameter control, and live diagnostic tools to fine-tune performance and optimize audio quality. Additionally, the package also includes support for iOS and Android mobile platforms, with hardwired or wireless communication using Bluetooth low energy (BLE).
Source: ON Semiconductor