CEVA (News - Alert) Inc., licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, has recently partnered with Sensory Inc., a specialist in speech technologies, to deliver an advanced voice recognition solution based on CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP and Sensory's TrulyHandsfree always-on voice activation technology.
Both companies are working toward introducing solutions that will be compatible for a wide range of power-sensitive applications, including smartphones, tablets, games, televisions and automobiles.
The solution will make use of Sensory's innovative Low Power Speech Detector technology, which promises to bring down power consumption for always-listening devices, and marks the first time this technology has been implemented on a DSP core.
By arraying Sensory technology on the CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP, Sensory's voice activation technology consumes less than 60uW on the DSP when implemented in a 28nm process. The CEVA-TeakLite Family of DSP cores is designed to address the needs of high-volume, cost-sensitive markets.
Founded on a classic memory-based architecture, the CEVA-TeakLite family combines small die size, high code density, and high processing power.
"CEVA's audio and voice platforms are recognized for their leadership role in the handset industry, and by partnering with them to bring our TrulyHandsfree technology to the CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP, we are able to deliver a highly efficient and easy-to-integrate solution for CEVA's broad customer base," said Bernard Brafman , vice president of business development at Sensory. "The user-friendly, advanced suite of software and hardware development tools allowed us to port and optimize our solution in record time, while the performance of the CEVA-TeakLite-4 platform also offers the ability to incorporate additional Sensory voice technologies, such as biometric speaker identification and text-to-speech."
Sensory's TrulyHandsfree Voice Control technology helps in identifying phrases even when embedded in sentences in a noisy environment. The solution offers unparalleled accuracy without false fires even in high noise and speech.
Moshe Sheier, director of product marketing, audio and voice at CEVA, added, "Combined with the second-generation power scaling unit and audio/voice targeted instruction set architecture of our CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP, product developers can easily incorporate Sensory's high-quality voice activation technologies into devices at the lowest power consumption in the industry, meeting the demanding design specifications for battery life."
Both companies will demonstrate Sensory's TrulyHandsfree Voice Control running on CEVA silicon at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) in CEVA's booth (Stand 7i70).
Edited by Braden Becker