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4-Mic Development Kit for Amazon Alexa Devices

4-Mic Development Kit for Amazon Alexa Devices

The development kit includes Conexant’s CX20924 voice input processor with far-field voice pre-processing software, a far-field input processor to remove echoes and noise from the audio signal and Conexant’s CX22721 low power audio playback CODEC that can power small speakers and be tuned for audio quality for music and Alexa voice prompts.

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Amazon Turns Up the Vocals

Amazon Turns Up the Vocals

All three of South Korea’s telecom providers already offer voice assistants similar to Alexa based on their own voice servcies and a reference design from Conexant, including KT’s GiGA Genie. “We expect to ship millions of units in Korea,” said Saleel Awsare, president of Conexant.

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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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