Acoustics

APPLYING ACOUSTICS TO REALIZE CUTTING EDGE PRODUCTS

The application of acoustical modeling principles is pervasive throughout many of Silicon Audio’s products. Acoustics is the study of sound waves, how they are generated, how they propagate, and how they are received.

The design and realization of high SNR microphones demands an in-depth understanding of how mechanical elements of the microphone interact with the surrounding air which carries the acoustic wave. To achieve 10x higher SNR performance in the same size microphone as competitors, every nuanced acoustical phenomenon matters. Silicon Audio’s directional microphones, for example, employ new and unconventional mechanical structures, compared to the age-old standard microphone architecture. Acoustical modeling and design techniques need to be re-thought for such structures, and this demands strong proficiency and understanding of fundamental acoustical principles. In other applications, rethinking acoustical design discovers entirely new phenomena. Look no further than the non-reciprocal acoustical circulator.


Acoustics In Our Products

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OMNIDIRECTIONAL MICROPHONE

Silicon Audio applies computational models to intelligently design for low thermal-mechanical noise, and high overall SNR.

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DIRECTIONAL MICROPHONE

A transmission line model is used to study and understand air film dynamics and a rocking-style biomimetic directional microphone.

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ACOUSTIC CIRCULATOR

Developing the acoustic circulator for diverse applications and frequency ranges necessitates deep understanding of acoustics.

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