AUDIO Pixels says it is nearly finished refining aspects related to the mass production and commercialisation of its MEMS-based speaker technology.
The technology being commercialised will allow sound waves to be generated directly from the digital audio stream using low cost micro-electromechanical structures (MEMS), rather than traditional loudspeaker elements.
The MEMS-based sound reproduction platform is expected to exceed the performance specifications and design demands of the world’s top consumer electronics manufacturers, providing performance that is many orders of magnitude better than conventional speaker technologies, all in an affordable package that is only one millimetre thick.
This third phase of a four-part commercialisation program focused on advancing critical aspects related to the mass production and commercialisation of the product.
As part of the program, Audio Pixels undertook testing, measurement and analysis to ensure functional compliance and fabrication uniformity.
Audio Pixels said it had to invent and fabricate its own proprietary test and measurement equipment to test its MEMS devices. The precision and multifunctional flexibility of the equipment allowed the company to collect essential measurements and also facilitated other experiments that were previously not possible.
The results found that all critical electrical, mechanical and acoustic parameters meet or exceed expectations. The tests also unveiled a new phenomenon unique to the structures of the devices, with plans to patent and develop on the phenomenon to boost the performance and cost benefits of the devices.