Tensilica®, Inc. and Sensory today announced that the two companies are partnering to bring Sensory's TrulyHandsfree™ Voice Control to Tensilica's leading HiFi Audio DSPs (digital signal processors) for SOC (system-on-chip) designs. Sensory's TrulyHandsfree Voice Control is a finalist in the Best Breakthrough Technology Category for GSMA's Global 2012 awards. The winner will be announced during Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world's largest and leading mobile industry event, held in Barcelona February 27 through March 1. Tensilica and Sensory will be de monstrating their joint audio solution at Tensilica's stand #1F39 at MWC.
Sensory's TrulyHandsfree Voice Control is recognized as providing the most accurate speech activation, a real challenge in noisy environments. It allows users to deliver commands from as far as 20 feet away or in high noise conditions, making it an ideal solution for controlling devices while multitasking or in the car where users need to focus on driving. It provides a voice trigger capability on a local device that can communicate via the cloud to enable complex voice searches and text-to-speech for data retrieval. It allows Siri-like applications but does not require a button press to use, which is more convenient in the car and throughout the home.
Tensilica's HiFi Audio DSPs are the leading audio DSP IP cores, licensed by over 40 customers including five of the top 10 semiconductor manufacturers and many leading system OEMs. The HiFi Audio DSPs support over 90 audio and voice codecs with very efficient processing at low power. The HiFi Audio DSPs are part of Tensilica's growing line of dataplane processors (DPUs) that efficiently do the challenging, compute-intensive tasks in SOC designs.
"Speech recognition for voice input and command is very important to Tensilica as it provides a greater ease-of-use for consumers in a wide range of products including mobile handsets, digital cameras and home entertainment devices. We're excited about this partnership with Sensory to bring a complete solution to our semiconductor and system OEM partners as Sensory has such a well-recognized solution for voice recognition," stated Jack Guedj, Tensilica's president and CEO.
"We partnered with Tensilica because so many of our customers are using HiFi DSPs in their chip designs because they provide the best performance/power/area," stated Todd Mozer, Sensory's president, CEO and chairman. "The three HiFi DSPs provide a great range of audio solutions for designs spanning from smartphones to home entertainment equipment."