High performance Speaker Driver and Audio ASICs can be used as standalone devices or in CODECs for audio applications. The market for Rad Hard Audio Speaker Driver include spacesuits, MP3 devices, sound cards, VoIP, telephones, LCD's, and speaker systems. With the growth in the space market, there is an increasing need of high quality audio systems. One potential use of the Speaker Driver would be a system for sound cancelation that could reduce the normal noise of a craft and only allow special sounds such as key alarms or voice to reach the user's ears, bringing attention to unusual sounds and/or alarms. STI has a customer base and is experienced in the manufacturing and selling of their products. In addition to the Space Suit Audio Communications program, the high performance Rad Hard Audio ASICs can be used for sound cancelation systems inside space vehicles and other active audio systems. When combined with other circuits, the Speaker Driver can be used for a variety of monitoring, telemetry, instrumentation, and controls.
STI and Northrop Grumman expect to use the ADC or portions of it in the DARPA CRAFT program. Discussions are ongoing with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), the Air Force, and the Army in a variety of applications, including instrumentation and monitoring.