Wireless streaming audio is a rapidly growing and very dynamic marketplace, one that presents attractive opportunities and challenges to equipment manufacturers. The system suppliers best able to capitalize on this opportunity will be those that have adopted an agile, system-wide platform approach to product development, one that focuses on the entire audio signal chain. In the end, this will yield a broad range of robust, feature-rich and highly capable audio systems. This white paper focuses on the system-wide design for the emerging Wi-Fi-based segment of the streaming audio market.