Smartphones have latencies – part 2

In part one of this blog series, the characteristics, strengths, and limitations of MEMS microphones were discussed. These are excellent microphones to use in devices that are “forgotten” in cars on hot summer’s days because electrons can be pumped back onto the microphone diaphragm when needed.  However, issues such as dynamic range, frequency response, and…

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Smartphones Have Microphones – Part 1

There is a multitude of apps for Smartphones that can turn them into sound level meters, recording devices, playback devices, and even allow them to be coupled with external devices for hearing aids via Bluetooth or other wireless protocols. However, each step in the recording/playback/control pathways can add some error to the final measured result.…

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