We just announced the SKR0600 with higher SNR for more flexible integration!

The 0600 Series

The 0600 Series

Soundskrit’s SKR0600 directional MEMS microphone provides next class audio pickup for today’s consumer electronics, with a focus on flexibility for products of all form factors. It provides a dipole pickup pattern but can be easily configured to provide any number of cardioid beam patterns, without the use of any software. With an incredible SNR of 67.5dB, the SKR0600 is the ideal choice for space-constrained products that need close sound port spacing or devices encountering far-field sound sources. For content creators and gamers that need professional-level and immersive audio, the SKR0600 makes it all possible. Currently, the SKR0600 is the industry’s lowest noise directional microphone.

Samples of the SKR0600 are available now!

FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS

Specifications

Directionality Pattern
Dipole and Cardioid Variants
Directivity Index
4.8 dB
SNR
67.5 dBA
AOP
128 dB SPL
Current Consumption
115 µA
Package
3.50 x 2.65 x 1.31 mm3
Output
Single-Ended or Differential

Product Benefits

High SNR brings greater design flexibility
Can be configured as a dipole, hypercardioid, supercardioid, or cardioid
High performance in devices with small sound port spacings
Can be configured as a drop-in replacement to conventional ECM directional microphones

Applications

Boom Headsets
USB Microphones
Webcams
Wireless Headsets
Security Cameras
Wearables & Hearables
AR & VR Devices
OTC Hearing Aids
Conferencing Devices
Smart Speakers
SKR0600 Polar Patterns

Our Unique MEMS Design

High SNR

The 0600 series of microphones offers an outstanding 67.5 dB SNR with natural background noise rejection, a greater than 14 dB improvement compared to alternative omnidirectional microphone arrays.

Far Field Applications

The ultra-low noise floor of the 0600 series of microphones makes them an ideal candidate for products that wish to capture audio sources far from the microphone.

Multiple Directional Modes

The 0600 series of microphones can be easily configured to provide a dipole, hypercardioid, supercardioid, or cardioid polar pattern through the application of an acoustic mesh.

Small Form Factor

The 0600 series of microphones can be used with very small acoustic port spacings to fit into a variety of space-constrained devices.

Frequently Asked Questions

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An omnidirectional microphone listens to every direction equally, providing uniform sound sensitivity. Omnidirectional microphones require the use of multiple microphones and software to provide directionality. A directional microphone is built to be directional, with natural noise rejection from off-axis sources. Using both microphones together can be a powerful combination to maximize flexibility. To learn more about combining directional and omnidirectional microphones check out this article on combining microphone polar patterns.

Our microphones are inherently directional. They provide directionality in the hardware alone, without any need for software. However, we have also built expertise in algorithms to further enhance the performance and features of our microphone. To learn more, check out our software page.

Each application has different needs. A dipole brings the most rejection on the sides, while cardioids favor noise rejection in the back. Check out these demo videos to learn more!



With a distance factor of almost 1.75, a dipole microphone can listen ~75% farther than an omnidirectional microphone of similar SNR.

Directional microphones have two sound ports, one in the front and one in the back. It is not always obvious how to design the acoustic ports in a product. There are many ways to bring the acoustic ports of the microphone to different surfaces in a product. Our app note AN300 helps illustrate some of the most common methods we see.

No, all directional microphones have a non-flat frequency response. When we calculate the SNR, we take this into account by looking at the signal-to-noise ratio at each individual frequency, integrated across the audible spectrum. This is equivalent to taking the SNR post-equalization of the microphone.

Application Notes

AN 110

Attributes of Directional MEMS Microphones

AN-110 walks through key attributes of Soundskrit’s directional microphones such as directionality, SNR, acoustic path length, and more.

AN 240

Creating a High SNR Beamformer

AN-240 describes how to combine an omnidirectional and dipole microphone to create beamformers, such as a hypercardioid beamformer with > 70 dB SNR.

AN 300

Integration Guide for Directional MEMS Microphones

AN-300 introduces the key integration considerations of our directional MEMS microphones and builds intuition around using these microphones in products.

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