Bluetooth® LE Audio - Better Audio Quality, Longer Playtime and New Features
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. LE Audio will have a wider set of features, lower power consumption, and better perceived audio quality. The new Bluetooth LE Audio, allows for more flexible processing of audio signals, evolutionizing existing applications such as headphones and hearing aids, and creating new applications and markets for audio streaming.
LE Audio is based on Bluetooth LE and the power-saving Low Complexity Communications Codec (LC3) developed by the Fraunhofer Institute. This combines higher audio quality than Classic Audio with low data rates which enable developers enormous flexibility. In addition, various product features can be matched better, for example energy savings can be used to either extend battery life or to use smaller batteries.
LE Audio offers three new interesting features and opportunities: