OPPO officially announced the new Bluetooth audio SoC – MariSilicon Y-at OPPO INNO DAY 2022.
Built on N6RF process technology, MariSilicon Y supports a data rate of up to 12Mbps on the physical layer. It also comes equipped with technology to deliver a 24-bit/192 kHz, lossless audio experience through Bluetooth.
MariSilicon Y also includes a dedicated NPU with up to 590 GOPS on-device computing power. This is capable of supporting a new, smart, spatial audio experience.
OPPO Introduces New MariSilicon Y Chip For Audio
MariSilicon is designed to kick-start a new generation of wireless audio experiences by exploring two main directions:
- Wireless and lossless: To deliver best-in-class, lossless audio quality over a wireless connection.
- Computational audio: Enabling audio computing capabilities for possibilities in fresh, immersive, and personalized listening experiences.
As the same audio quality found on digital masters, 24-bit/192 kHz represents the highest quality digital audio available and contains about 6.5x the amount of sound information of conventional CDs, offering richer and more detailed sound.
To realize this lossless audio via Bluetooth, MariSilicon Y has introduced a brand-new, self-developed Pro Bluetooth Pack — to deliver ultra-clear lossless audio via Bluetooth.
This complete solution combines a massively enhanced Bluetooth data rate with OPPO’s exclusive codec technology to deliver fast and seamless wireless connectivity. Currently, the data transmission capabilities of standard Bluetooth protocols are simply not enough for the needs of ultra-clear lossless audio.
So on MariSilicon Y, OPPO has upped this by a massive 50% compared with mainstream Bluetooth SoCs. So, it is supporting a data rate of up to 12Mbps on the physical layer (theoretical data).
This is the first time that such a Bluetooth data rate has been realized in this way.
The arrival of MariSilicon Y and its dedicated on-device computing power enables OPPO to offer users this next-level lossless and wireless audio. All this, together with a personalized, immersive listening experience across OPPO devices.
OPPO is exploring better ways to solve current problems and break technological bottlenecks. Through this exploration, OPPO is developing innovations that are fundamental to smart device experiences.