Cost-effective solutions for audio testing

As smart phones and tablets continue to gain popularity, multimedia content is becoming more important to consumers. To provide superior multimedia experience, device innovation is not limited to improvement of display quality and size, but also audio quality. Consequently, integration of more and better quality electro-acoustic components (i.e. receivers, speakers and microphones) are now a priority in product development.

According to media reports and market research statistics, integration of electro-acoustic components into game consoles, smart phones, vehicle infotainment, digital cameras and other devices have experienced exponential growth in the past few years, especially in mobile applications. With audio quality recognised as an important factor in gaining market share, manufacturers have to maximise the effectiveness of their audio testing systems.