Next-generation voice processor dev-kit for the Amazon Alexa Voice Service

25-07-2019 | Xmos | Development Boards

XMOS has announced its VocalFusion dev kit for Amazon AVS, a far-field two-mic solution optimised for smart TVs and set-top boxes. The new kit is based on the company's XVF3510 voice processor, which provides a big performance at a cost-effective price, allowing manufacturers to embed a voice interface into mass-market smart TVs and set-top boxes economically.

Developed in the UK and purpose-built for modern living spaces, the company’s next-generation acoustic algorithms create a compelling experience in far-field voice control, unlocking the door to a more natural conversation with technology.

Working intelligently to analyse the acoustic environment, the technology recognises and isolates a voice command from all other sounds in the room (including any media streaming through the device itself), allowing far-field voice capture with close-range precision.

“The recent uptake and demand for devices featuring voice assistants have continued to surge”, said Simon Bryant, research director at Futuresource Consulting. “The strong adoption in multimedia and entertainment is expected to continue, and this new device from XMOS addresses what manufacturers who want to add far-field voice control to their product lines will be looking for.”

“Giving people the freedom to control the TV with their voice from anywhere in the room, is a more natural experience - you simply tell your TV what you want to watch,” said Mark Lippett, CEO, XMOS. “Our new far-field voice processor gives developers an easy to implement solution at a very compelling price.”

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