Shenzhen Micro & Nano Institute License CEVA Audio/Voice DSP for Microphone Far-Field Voice Pickup Applications

January 3 2017, 18:00
CEVA DSP, a licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, announced that Shenzhen Micro & Nano Institute (MNI) has licensed the CEVA audio/voice DSP for the development of a multi-mic voice processor targeting a range of intelligent hardware systems including robots, smart appliances and the smart home. CEVA DSP's will power MNI’s 360 degree voice positioning algorithm in their intelligent voice processor.

“The IoT revolution continues to drive the use of voice and speech processing into new use cases and applications, where microphone array technology is key to deliver the optimal user experience,” says Dr. Feng Xiaoxing, MNI. “Utilizing the CEVA audio/voice DSP, our intelligent voice processor solutions are able to handle even the most complex multi-mic use cases, even in far-field scenarios, in a highly cost-effective and power efficient manner.”

MNI’s advanced voice processing solution supports 8 microphones simultaneously, performing a range of functions to ensure maximum voice clarity and intelligibility in any environment and from any direction. These functions include echo cancellation, beamforming, noise suppression, far-field voice pickup, sound localization and speech recognition, allowing the user’s voice to be isolated from any direction. The complexity of the voice algorithm to handle all of these functions requires a significant amount of DSP processing power, which the CEVA DSP delivers with minimal power consumption.

“By leveraging the superior performance of our audio/voice DSP, MNI can fully exploit the capabilities of its voice processing expertise to create compelling intelligent voice solutions for IoT,” said Moshe Sheier, director of strategic marketing at CEVA. “We’re pleased to add MNI to our long list of customers in China who bring leading-edge CEVA-powered products to meet the demands of an increasingly smarter world.”

Shenzhen Micro & Nano Research Institute of IC and System Applications (MNI) is a new-type research institute sponsored and co-founded by city and district Government, industry leaders, universities and research institutes. On one hand, MNI is doing the research of the key technology of IC and perceptual computing and has already got deep technical accumulation in the areas of speech perception and visual perception. On the other hand, MNI has built an incubator focusing on IC and pan-hardware – MNI Stone2Gold - which is committed to build a sustainable innovation incubation system in the field of hardware and an incubating model with core competence, providing startups with key technology, engineering capability and marketing resources, accelerating the development of startups together with funds.

CEVA is a licensor of signal processing IP and partner with semiconductor companies and OEMs worldwide to create power-efficient, intelligent and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and IoT. CEVA's ultra-low-power IPs for vision, audio, communications and connectivity include comprehensive DSP-based platforms for LTE/LTE-A/5G baseband processing in handsets, infrastructure and machine-to-machine devices, advanced imaging, computer vision and deep learning for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. CEVA offers the industry’s most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (low energy and dual mode), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac up to 4x4) and serial storage (SATA and SAS). |
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