DSP Group and Snips Announce Technology Partnership on Multi-Room Embedded Voice Recognition Architecture

February 26 2019, 00:20
DSP Group and Snips Announce Technology Partnership on Multi-Room Embedded Voice Recognition Architecture
DSP Group and Snips Announce Technology Partnership on Multi-Room Embedded Voice Recognition Architecture
DSP Group and Snips, the European pioneer in embedded voice recognition software, announced a technology partnership which combines Snips’ voice software with DSP Group’s Ultra Low Energy (ULE) system-on-chip (SoC) and modules. According to the announcement, this combination of software and hardware running over the ULE network extends the reach of natural voice-controlled edge devices and could become a natural choice for multi-room smart home and smart building applications.

Earlier in 2019, Snips launched its new enterprise-focused product suite, spanning Commands, Flows and Satellite, to become the first voice software vendor to provide solutions that range from voice commands that run on microcontroller based hardware to natural spoken language understanding (NLU) that runs on microprocessor based hardware.

Together DSP Group and Snips allow OEMs to place satellite node devices that have the ability to recognize spoken language and stream it to any room in the home or office with a central hub leveraging, with DSP Group’s ULE/DECT technology providing long distance (up to 500 meters) and secure network connections, while Snips’ software performs natural language processing, effectively extending the reach of local voice control in an offline and private environment. 

Additionally, ULE/DECT’s ability to overcome outside interference, even in dense and noisy environments, makes it a robust solution for transmitting voice, especially when compared to the noisy and crowded 2.4 GHz frequency band used for WiFi and Bluetooth communications. Snips Satellite does not require any Internet connectivity, meaning it can run on-device and offline without any personal data filtering out of the room.

“We are excited to announce our partnership with Snips. This partnership underpins our promise and commitment of providing innovative, robust solutions to our OEM and service provider partners that empower edge processing leveraging our ULE and SmartVoice offering. Together, DSP Group and Snips are able to provide a unique embedded offering that has the potential to revolutionize the way people will interact with their devices,” says Tali Chen, Chief Marketing Officer at, DSP Group. “This partnership is a testament of the unique benefits of ULE, specifically its support of natural two-way voice also in local environments.”  

“Snips and DSP Group share a vision for the future of embedded voice recognition across multiple verticals. Edge technologies play an important role as the adoption of voice recognition technologies increase. By combining our voice recognition software, running on-device and offline, together we give OEMs a new possibility to create a local grid of mutually-aware devices, lowering the BoM per device and giving opportunities to diversify their product offerings,” adds Yann Lechelle, Chief Operations Officer at Snips. “This new voice architecture will be applicable in smart home and smart building verticals where performance, cost effectiveness and data privacy play an important role for end consumers.”

Product demonstrations will be featured at MWC 2019, in Barcelona (DSP Group’s Hospitality Suite: Hall2 / 2C95MR) and Embedded World, Nuremburg, Germany (Snips’ booth: Hall 4A, Stand 602)
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