XMOS enables far-field voice technology for Pegatron Martina smart speaker interface to Google Cloud Services
The XVF3000™ voice processor from the XMOS comprehensive far-field voice interface portfolio, delivers crystal clear voice capture for Asian market and beyond
Bristol, 7th December 2017 – XMOS (www.xmos.com), a leading supplier of advanced embedded voice and audio interface solutions, today confirmed that its VocalFusion™ voice technology has been selected by Pegatron Corporation, a worldwide leader in electronic and computing Design and Manufacturing Service (DMS), for its new smart voice assistant Martina.
Pegatron Corporation has a diversified product line, including desktop PCs, notebooks, tablet, smartphone, broadband, wireless systems, game consoles, networking equipment, set-top boxes, smart home, servers, auto electronics and more. The Pegatron smart voice assistant Martina, part of its AI portfolio of solutions, uses Google Cloud Services and natural language recognition technology to support Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean languages. The XMOS XVF3000 voice processor deployed in the Martina unit uses acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) to remove playback audio from the microphone signal allowing users to barge-in and talk over the playback signal. Noise suppression and dereverberation technologies are used to remove unwanted noise and echoes in the captured signal, providing a crystal clear output signal. The microphone follows a voice as it moves around the room (via beamforming), and ensures that even the quietest person in the room can be easily heard.
Pegatron's Smart Voice Assistant Martina, with XMOS XVF3000 voice processor inside.
Image credit: Pegatron Corporation
"The launch of this device further extends the deployment success of the XVF3000 voice processor, and is testament to the XMOS comprehensive far-field voice interface portfolio," said Mark Lippett, President and CEO at XMOS. "Voice enabled smart speakers, like Pegatron's Martina, are set to see significant growth, and we are proud to have worked with Pegatron Corporation on this project. We look forward to showing this device at CES in January."
"The XMOS solution was selected for use in our smart voice assistant due to its superior far-field voice technology," said Joe Wu, Senior Director at Pegatron Corporation. "Martina, with its cross-platform compatibility and voice driven user interface, has the ability to connect and control a wide range of devices and services using simple voice commands. The quality of the voice processor is therefore critical to its success as a product, and the XMOS solution truly meets our performance requirements."
For more information on the XMOS kit, and XVF3000 devices www.xmos.com/vocalfusion.
During CES XMOS will be at The Palazzo Hotel, Las Vegas, 9th -12th January 2018. They will showcase the XVF3000 in Pegatron's Smart Voice Assistant Martina, alongside their new stereo-AEC solution, the existing VocalFusion 4-Mic kit for Amazon AVS, VocalFusion speaker with linear and circular arrays, far-field voice processing commercial deployments, and human machine interface developments. Visit this page to arrange a meeting in their private demo area at the event.
About Pegatron Corporation
Pegatron is a leading DMS (Design and Manufacturing Service) company with extensive experience and proven capabilities in design innovations, product development, vertical integration and after-sale services. Renowned for its solid foundation of research and development in its core technologies, Pegatron boasts a diversified product line including server, notebook PCs, desktop PCs, tablets, broadband products, smartphones, game consoles, networking equipment, smart home, auto electronics, etc. With worldwide manufacturing and service sites, Pegatron offers innovative service to customers at various locations. The Company also places great emphasis on the development of both software and hardware technologies to provide customers with total solutions and high value-added services. For more information, please visit: www.pegatroncorp.com.
XMOS is a leading supplier of voice and audio solutions to the consumer electronics market. The combination of its unique silicon architecture and highly differentiated software positions it at the interface between voice processing, biometrics and artificial intelligence. For more information, please visit www.xmos.com, follow them on LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.