According to the release, A2B is the digital audio bus technology developed by Analog Devices used to �deliver high-quality audio over an unshielded, twisted-pair wire.� By distributing audio and control data with clock and power over a single wire, A2B reduces the weight of existing cable harnesses, which helps to increase vehicle fuel efficiency.
By combining the capabilities of Audio Precision�s APx500 audio analyzers and software, and Mentor�s A2B Analyzer System and software, developers can create a closed-loop multichannel A2B audio test system, the announcement says.
Within this test system, the Mentor platform provides A2B network configuration and simulation, as well as flexible routing and high-fidelity audio. The APx audio analyzer delivers comprehensive, multichannel audio measurement analysis and offers a wide range of interface options, including analog, Bluetooth, digital serial (TDM) and PDM.
�Audio technology � whether for hands-free calling, active noise cancelling or passenger entertainment � is an integral part of the automobile�s continued evolution as a technology platform,� said Audio Precision CEO Dave Schmoldt. �