Eleven Engineering Board

Wireless Audio Semiconductors

Our one and only thing:  chips for wireless audio.

Eleven Engineering is a designer and manufacturer of reliable semiconductor components for wireless audio. Top brands have entrusted their retail products to Eleven Engineering’s rock solid wireless audio solutions including Bose, Boston Acoustics, Harman, LG, Philips, JBL, Polk, Ryobi, Atlantic Technology, Logitech, Infinity, KEF, Audio Technica, Revel, Samsung, Altec Lansing, Soundboks and many more.

The No. 1 reason Eleven is chosen by such brands is the ultra-stable XInC processor core which is at the heart of all our chips. XInC is Eleven’s proprietary, realtime processor tech, developed by Eleven specifically for wireless audio transport. Unlike competitors, Eleven does NOT use an off-the-shelf processor like ARM or 8051 since these are not designed for realtime applications like wireless audio transport. Instead, Eleven employs its proprietary XInC processing engine to deliver massive reliability advantages to customers, since XInC is designed for realtime duty from the transistor level on up.

Working with this A-list of brands for over a decade, Eleven Engineering recognized that the consumer electronics industry lacks a purpose-built worldwide compatibility standard for wireless audio. Bluetooth audio and WiFi audio are really afterthoughts, layered on top of technically-inappropriate transports, resulting in lacklustre audio performance for users.

Eleven responded by creating the SKAA® Standard for Wireless Audio, and all the silicon and software to go with it. SKAA is attractive versus the incumbent solutions because it supports virtually 100% of the use cases demanded by consumers for their headphones and speakers. SKAA works not only for music, but for social media, games, streaming TV, movies ... literally for every app the consumer might throw at it. In contrast, WiFi audio works for music only.

We're building SKAA into a worldwide ubiquitous standard for wireless audio.  That's our mission.  Today, 32 licensed products using SKAA chips from Eleven Engineering sell at retail. And there are over 60 more in the pipeline.

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Who We Are - Eleven Engineering

Spread across Canada, USA, China and Taiwan, we are group of audio fanatics! We believe audio deserves its own dedicated wireless standard. We are alpha nerds who have designed not just the chips, but also the underlying hardware architectures, processors, compilers, operating systems, antennas, as well as numerous complete retail products in order to bring a truly great standard for wireless audio to the world.

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Our Products

Truly next gen, we feature wireless audio solutions which are "module free".  Our chips don't need modules because all of the components needed, including all of the sensitive RF passive parts, are inside the chip — or more correctly, "SiP" (system in package).  The end result is that our customers can use our SiP components just as they would any other chips in mass production.  Our customers get to "skip the module" and it's associated bulk, power consumption and expense.

Our wireless audio SiPs can run more than one operating system.  For example, our new XC1607 Sage can be loaded with our AC-710 operating system (firmware) or SKAA operating system (firmware), so you can pick from multiple solutions while staying with the same, field proven hardware.  Firmware also determines whether a particular SiP is a transmitter or receiver.

For SKAA applications (see www.SKAA.com for more info), we also offer complete motherboards featuring  high-efficiency amplifiers from our partner, Infineon.

SKAA

SKAA® is the new standard for wireless audio. With guaranteed, seamless compatibility between all products incorporating it, SKAA is the modern-day wireless equivalent to the venerable RCA audio cable of the past, which for decades enabled anyone to freely connect audio products to each other regardless of brand. SKAA’s adoption is growing exponentially in key audio markets including.

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SiPs

SiP stands for "System in Package". Our SiPs look just like chips. You can use them like chips in mass production. Just load them into your SMT robot and away you go. But our SiPs are different than ordinary chips because they contain ALL of the semiconductor dies and ALL of the sensitive RF passive parts to implement wireless audio. With SiPs you can ditch the old "module" paradigm and finally go module free.

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Motherboards

Part of the SKAA universe, the Strawberry and Saskatoon off-the-shelf motherboards are an effective way of cutting months from your time-to-market. Available in both satellite and hub models, they all feature DSP from Analog Devices and either 60 or 120 WRMS of highly-efficient Infineon Merus amplification, these motherboards may be just what you need to catapult your SKAA speaker into retail in record time.

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XInC2 Processors

Our competitors base their realtime audio transport solutions on non-realtime processing architectures. Most typically ARM or 8051. So their very first move is a mistake. Their second move therefore, must be a bandaid for the mistake. That bandaid is called a realtime operating system; a complex software layer which makes the non-realtime hardware into a realtime platform on which they can build their transport. The cost, in dollars, mW and lost reliability of these first 2 moves is very significant. We created XInC2 because the thought of shipping audio solutions with these 2 moves at their foundation, seemed insane. XInC2 is realtime hardware for your realtime project.

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AC-710

With its 3 discrete wireless audio channels, the AC-710 operating system is designed specifically for short-range home theatre applications when you need 2 full-range wireless speakers and 1 wireless subwoofer. AC-710 also embodies the opposite philosophy of SKAA; whereas SKAA is all about guaranteed compatibility between all SKAA products, AC-710 is about being completely closed, with no cross-product compatibility whatsoever.

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PAW

Sometimes 'full-custom' is just what the doctor ordered. Our PAW operating systems are built-to-order wireless audio transports, designed to spec, just for you. Need 2 full-range channels headed in one direction and 1 mic channel heading in the opposite direction? Have specific needs with respect to latency, sample rate, node topology, channel count and bit depth? Odds are we can create a full-custom PAW transport to your exacting specifications, targeting one of our existing field-proven SiPs as the hardware platform.

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News

Get the latest Eleven Engineering news here.  Why do we get so much press?  That's what happens when you refuse to follow your competition's tortured technical approaches and instead build, right from scratch, a global standard which actually delivers what's important to people.

Wet Sounds A-Link Plus

April 06, 2021

With improved range, clarity and performance thanks to SKAA, you can now share your audio with up to 500 meters between units.

Atlantic Tech — Why SKAA

March 29, 2021

Atlantic Technology offers the consumer electronics and CEDIA markets the most comprehensive eco-system of wireless multi-room audio products to incorporate SKAA® wireless technology.

Dani Shipping

March 29, 2021

DANI is the first SKAA transmitter to have both SKAA and SKAA Pro transmitting capabilities engineered specifically for the DJ community as well as other similarly demanding pro audio applications.

What is SKAA

March 17, 2021

SKAA is a wireless streaming technology that eschews the normal routes to rethink streaming from the ground up. They have reimagined streaming focusing on ease of use and multiple speaker functionality.

Support

We have a variety of support solutions for you.  With our offices in North America and Asia, we can provide direct FAE support to your development project.  Or, if you'd prefer, we can introduce one of our accredited design houses to provide turn-key product development to you and ensure Eleven's semiconductor solutions are designed in with the highest proficiency.

Infineon Partner

Eleven Engineering and Infineon are marketing partners.  With Infineon's Merus audio amplifier technology and Eleven's SKAA wireless audio technology, our customers can have both industry-best amplification and wireless in the same product.

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Career Opportunities
Graduating at the top of your class in EE?  Are you one of the rare ones—an engineer to whom creating is akin to breathing?  Dreading the prospect of "paying your dues" in the big corporation, maybe for years, before you can touch the prime projects?  If this is you, send us your resumé.  We need to talk.

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