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Acoustic privacy in audio glasses: how to make sure another person doesn’t overhear the user’s phone calls

October 22, 2021

The aim of this article is to discuss the topic of acoustic privacy in audio applications, specifically in audio glasses. With earphones, this obviously becomes trivial: intra-aural earphones seal the loudspeaker into the ear canal by means of the silicon tip, which naturally offers high isolation. Intra-concha earphones do not have a sealed front volume,…

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How to measure USound MEMS loudspeakers

July 30, 2021

USound currently offers two MEMS loudspeakers that are part of the Ganymede series: Adap UT-P2019 and Achelous UT-P2018. Adap is optimized towards maximum acceleration, making it ideal for free-field applications, whereas Achelous is optimized towards maximum excursion, making it especially suitable for occluded-ear applications. Therefore, USound MEMS loudspeakers can be evaluated in both acoustic domains:…

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USound’s approach to smart speaker design

July 21, 2021

Our goal at USound has always been to empower engineers with an audio component that enables them to unleash their creativity and stand out with their product designs. The thin form factor and wide bandwidth of USound MEMS speakers enable the miniaturization of the audio module of consumer electronics, allowing more space for other components…

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Inherent characteristics of USound MEMS speakers

June 15, 2021

Most components in consumer electronics are silicon-based. The last component that is still manufactured traditionally is the loudspeaker — until now. USound is leading the revolution of the global speaker market, being the first company to introduce MEMS loudspeakers to the mass market. The thin form factor and wide bandwidth of USound MEMS speakers enable…

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Rapid prototyping with MEMS speakers

April 8, 2021

To speed up the process of bringing your concept of a MEMS speakers-based audio system to reality, we designed two development platforms: Amalthea UA-R3010 and Helike UA-E3010. This article will walk you through the essentials of rapid prototyping with MEMS speakers and provide an overview of the expansion kits available. If your goal is to…

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Why USound MEMS speakers outperform electrodynamic and balanced armature micro speakers

March 25, 2021

Most consumer electronics nowadays use traditional electrodynamic speakers. They consist of a magnet, a voice coil, a diaphragm and a support structure/enclosure. This working principle limits the minimum height that can be achieved with such a loudspeaker. The diaphragm’s suspension solely controls the mechanical behaviour, as electrodynamic microspeakers typically lack the centering spider of larger…

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Mechanical and electrical integration of USound MEMS speakers

March 18, 2021

One of the significant advantages of MEMS speakers is the possibility to be easily integrated into a wide variety of products. Due to the very small form factor, MEMS speakers can be used in technologies requiring more minimal designs, such as TWS, audio glasses and ultrasound applications. This article will go through some essential aspects…

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USound’s MEMS speakers extreme bandwidth technology

March 17, 2021

In this article, I want to focus on one particular feature that we haven’t discussed: our extreme bandwidth technology (XBW).  We use our XBW (extreme bandwidth) technology to increase the range of sounds that the loudspeaker can reproduce. Our Ganymede MEMS speakers can play higher frequencies than conventional loudspeakers and produces higher SPL at ultra-high…

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Advantages of MEMS Speakers in True Wireless Stereo (TWS)

March 11, 2021

MEMS speakers provide unique features and compelling advantages compared to electrodynamic and balanced armature speakers. The application-specific benefits of MEMS speakers must be separated into two main kinds of applications: Free field and occluded ear applications. In this article, we will focus on the latter.  When we talk about occluded ear applications, we refer to…

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