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Why Amazon Echo And Google Home Can’t Tell Who’s Talking–Yet

Why Amazon Echo And Google Home Can’t Tell Who’s Talking–Yet

Here’s the problem: Eliminating noise, echo, and reverb also tends to distort the voice that a device is trying to hear, so identifying individual speakers becomes harder, says Vineet Ganju, Conexant’s vice president of voice and audio. (Conexant provides speech recognition chips and software to hardware makers, and has partnered with Amazon on a development kit for devices with Alexa built in.)

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IoT Time Preview: Smart Home Chapter

IoT Time Preview: Smart Home Chapter

Another device that Conexant announced was its CX20926 low-power audio/sensor SoC, which brings voice control to battery-powered devices. The chip inside the device features always-listening, voice-activated wake-up capabilities that turn battery-operated devices like smart voice remote controls, wearables and headsets into smart applications. With the CX20926, devices are always listening for wake-up voice commands while the device is powered off, which saves battery resources.

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KT Adds Conexant AudioSmart to GiGA Genie Virtual Assistant Media Hub

KT Adds Conexant AudioSmart to GiGA Genie Virtual Assistant Media Hub

Conexant’s AudioSmart Far-Field Voice Input Processor offers advanced voice processing techniques that filter out ambient noise. This processed speech will increase the hub’s speech recognition and natural language interpretation accuracy and improve voice intelligibility for users during video conference calls.

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Speaking of Orders: Who’s Winning?

Speaking of Orders: Who’s Winning?

One of the platforms available for Amazon’s Alexa system is the Conexant AudioSmart 2-Mic Development Kit for Amazon AVS (Fig. 2). It is based on Conexant’s AudioSmart CX20921 Voice Input Processor and it can be attached to a host system like the popular Raspberry Pi. The Proprietary Smart Source Pickup (SSP) system isolates voice and cancels noise from all directions. The platform is designed to recognize the command prefix even when loud music or audio playback is occurring.

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Linkplay Experiences Rapid Adoption of Its Turnkey WiFi Audio Speaker Solution Approved With Amazon Alexa Voice Service

Linkplay Experiences Rapid Adoption of Its Turnkey WiFi Audio Speaker Solution Approved With Amazon Alexa Voice Service

During the CES Unveiled 2017 event, Linkplay showcased its solutions and first implementations, including Omaker’s WoW portable speaker, one of five Powered by Linkplay AVS approved speakers, which uses Conexant’s 2 microphone solution with Sensory’s Alexa wake word technology. The AVS-enabled Linkplay platform has also been incorporated into other brands’ speaker products, including FABRIQ, GGMM E5 Wireless, Jam Audio Voice, and iLuv Aud Click. The company says many more will be launching this year.

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