The design of an advanced audio capture and playback system requires a coordinated implementation combining the design of product acoustics and spatial audio algorithms. To achieve the highest-quality audio output, we partner closely with manufacturers with a customized integration tailored to their device specifications.
To maximize the performance of the audio capture and playback technology, we utilize an array of design methods that enable us to take audio measurements and model the product acoustics.
Our workflow enables early evaluation of the target performance and efficient comparison of alternative designs, bypassing the need to wait for performance evaluations until mature target product hardware becomes available.
Microphone configuration analysis
With over 20 years of experience in mobile phone design, partnering with the Nokia engineering team has distinct advantages. The key to optimal performance and quality is in the careful design and tuning of the mic and speaker algorithms to an individual device.
For the Nokia OZO Audio portfolio, the basis of all our algorithms is the analysis of the multiple microphone signals. OZO Audio requires a minimum two microphone configuration, but three or more mics enable advanced feature capabilities. More microphones also translate to better audio fidelity allowing us to enable high-quality spatial reproduction, and means we can provide advanced capabilities for audio capture and editing.
Product design support
Effective product implementation requires careful consideration of the number of microphones and speakers and their placement. Relying on a deep expertise in audio engineering, we partner with you to solve challenges of spatial audio capture and playback, and design for optimal device performance in all conditions and use cases.
State of the art facilities
Our in-house expertise covers the entire R&D and productization workflow, and we work together with our clients to ensure the best outcome for the products. We can tailor collaboration around your needs. Should you decide to use Nokia facilities, we have a state-of-the-art testing laboratory, including anechoic chambers and standards-compliant listening rooms, that allow for thorough evaluation during the entire process.
Optimized expert service
Whether you have an existing internal audio engineering team or you want to take advantage of Nokia’s audio expertise, our productization process is optimized to work with you and to bring you the right mix of expert resources.