Conexant Showcases Next-Gen Voice as an Interface and USB-C Headset Solutions at CES 2017

January 4 2017, 03:00
In line with market trends, at CES 2017 Conexant is showing new hardware and software solutions designed to enable new voice-enabled AI assistant devices and next-gen USB-C type headphones. Conexant is showcasing its latest embedded hardware and software solutions designed to make it easy for CE manufacturers to develop new high-performance voice-enabled products and USB-C digital headphones.

The company is showing its recently announced two-microphone voice input processor development kit for Alexa Voice Service that it developed jointly with Amazon. Additionally, Conexant is announcing that its next-generation AudioSmart 3.0 voice input processing technology is the first two microphone solution to pass Microsoft’s stringent requirements for ideal Cortana v2.0 Premium Far-Field voice processing. Both of these developments further build upon the company’s leading position in the voice as an interface market, and expand on other recent successes, such as being the first solutions provider to enable a natural language capable AI assistant for the Korean market that offers excellent noise robustness and far-field performance.

Conexant's next-generation AudioSmart voice processing solutions have become the de facto standard for developing CE devices capable of providing excellent far-field voice performance and unrivaled speech recognition accuracy for cloud AI engines like Amazon Alexa, Google’s Assistant, Microsoft Cortana and others.

“Voice as an interface is the hottest trend in the CE market, and has solidified its position as the future of human to machine interaction. Conexant is no stranger to voice input processing. In fact, our voice solutions are regarded as the industry’s best, and we’ve helped dozens of leading manufactures around the world ship millions of noise robust, far-field voice capable devices across several categories,” said Saleel Awsare, President of Conexant.

In addition to helping CE manufacturers dramatically improve performance of, and reduce time to market for, new voice-enabled products in all categories, Conexant will also be showcasing its latest CODEC solutions that redefine what headphones are capable of.

Designed to give headphone and headset manufacturers a competitive edge in the emerging USB-C headphone category, and help the $13 billion headphone and headset industry confidently transition away from analog audio, Conexant’s USB-C CODECs enable headphones to benefit from having power and a digital audio signal available to them, as well as the ability to transmit data directly from the cable. Unlocking the potential for significant innovation in the booming headphone market, Conexant’s AudioSmart USB-C CODECs enable brands to deliver their signature sound quality uniformly across all devices, while also delivering powerful advanced features including Voice Control, Active Noise Cancellation, Noise Suppression, Wind Noise Cancellation, Smart Voice Pickup, and more.

“This year at CES, Conexant will be showcasing how its latest solutions can be utilized by manufacturers to not only build incredibly high-performance voice-enabled devices and feature-rich USB-C headphones, but dramatically reduce time to market and engineering costs associated with creating these products. Conexant doesn’t just provide the industry with powerful embedded solutions, it provides expertise in engineering. We help our customers maximize the benefits offered by our solutions, enabling them to innovate class-leading products with unrivaled performance,” Awsare continued.
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