Bluetooth LE Audio

The future of wireless audio

Bluetooth is by far the most recognized wireless standard for audio streaming, with an estimated 1.1 billion devices shipped in 2020. LE Audio and Auracastâ„¢ are expected to boost this number, with earbuds as the main contributor.

LE Audio is the next generation of Bluetooth Audio, making audio streaming over Bluetooth Low Energy possible. It enables new use cases and significantly reduces power consumption compared to Classic (BR/EDR) Audio.

Bluetooth LE Audio is developed to enhance performance in power consumption, latency, and bandwidth. LE Audio and Classic Audio standards will continue to coexist and have features that will be supported by both. LE Audio will have a wider set of features, lower power consumption, and better perceived audio quality.

Eabling new audio applications
We ship more than 1 million Bluetooth LE System-On-Chips (SoCs) every day and are the Bluetooth LE market leader. As soon as the required specifications are adopted, we will offer complete solutions for building LE Audio products. Our nRF5340 is a powerful dual-core SoC designed to meet all requirements of LE Audio. If you are planning to build a LE Audio product or have questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

The tools to get you started

We offer development tools that make it easy to develop LE Audio products based on our nRF5340 SoC. We enable you to build your product as quickly as possible without sacrificing quality. We provide tools for developing code, testing it, debugging, and much more.

Below is an overview of all relevant development tools for developing a LE Audio product. Make sure you also check out the Development hardware and Development software tabs.

Desktop Development Tools

nRF Connect for Desktop

nRF Connect for Desktop is a cross-platform framework for development applications. It contains applications for testing Bluetooth Low Energy and LTE links, power optimization, programming and more.

nRF Command Line Tools

The nRF Command Line Tools are used for development, programming, and debugging of Nordic Semiconductor's nRF51, nRF52, nRF53 and nRF91 Series devices.

nRF Util

nRF Util is a development tool for generating DFU packages.