Texas Instruments Incorporated introduces the first device in the family of PurePath™ Wireless audio products for consumer, portable and high-end audio applications, such as wireless headphones and wireless speakers. The CC8520 is an audio transceiver featuring a 2.4 GHz system-on-chip that transmits uncompressed CD-quality wireless audio over a state-of-the-art RF (radio frequency) link with no unwanted noise or dropouts. The CC8520 simplifies implementation of wireless audio while reducing the customer’s bill of materials (BOM) cost by 50 percent compared to competitive products. For more information or to order development kits, please see www.ti.com/cc8520-pr. Key features and benefits include: •Complete integrated solution with RF protocol and audio codec setup support, application designs and a free PurePath Configurator PC software tool. •No microcontroller or software development is required, making it a flexible, low-cost solution with fast time-to-market. •High quality-of-service for digital wireless audio transmission. •No unwanted noise (clicks or pops) and high MTBD (mean time between dropout) compared to existing solutions. •Excellent coexistence with Bluetooth®, WLAN and other 2.4-GHz devices. •Low latency for better synchronization between audio and video. •Supports 16-bit, 44.1-KHz or 48-KHz audio without any compression.