“Conexant looks forward to working with Arrow to reach the growing community of makers, developers and manufacturers who are driving exciting innovations in voice-enabled, smart technology,” says Kurt Hoff, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Conexant. “Arrow is uniquely positioned to support the demand and fulfillment needs for our Amazon AVS-approved AudioSmart dev kit globally.”
Conexant recently announced a collaboration with Amazon on an AVS-approved AudioSmart 2-Mic Development Kit. Featuring the Conexant AudioSmart CX20921 high-performance hands-free Voice Input Processor and “Alexa” wake word technology, the Conexant AudioSmart 2-Mic Development Kit will help developers and manufacturers quickly and easily build Alexa-enabled products that provide users with an ideal voice experience.
“The engineers, makers and innovators that Arrow serves will be able to create Alexa-enabled proof of concepts and prototypes in a matter of mere weeks with Conexant’s AudioSmart 2-Mic Dev Kit, which will dramatically accelerate their time to market,” says Murdoch Fitzgerald, vice president of semiconductor marketing at Arrow. “Arrow looks forward to collaborating with Conexant to make a variety of consumer electronic devices and industrial applications smarter and voice-enabled.”
The Conexant AVS-approved AudioSmart 2-Mic Development Kit is designed to be easily integrated into any third-party AVS system prototype based on the Raspberry Pi. Its dual-microphone voice processing capability recognizes the “Alexa” wake word and delivers speech requests from anywhere in a room—even in noisy, real-world conditions. It also enables voice barge-in capabilities, allowing users to interrupt their Alexa device when it is playing music or other types of sound.
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