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The power of voice: A new era for TV enthusiasts everywhere 900 506 XMOS

The power of voice: A new era for TV enthusiasts everywhere

Today we launched the next generation of voice technology that’s designed to drive the voice-enabled TV market forward and transform how we search and discover content. Futuresource Consulting forecasts that nearly 700 million new smart speaker, smart TV, set-top box and smart home devices will ship in 2019, and voice assistants will be built into…

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Embedding voice – DSP chip or DSP algorithms on the Applications Processor? 5578 3719 XMOS

Embedding voice – DSP chip or DSP algorithms on the Applications Processor?

Why smart developers choose a DSP chip rather than run DSP algorithms on the Applications Processor … In our increasingly connected, intelligent world, voice-control opens the door for a more natural, engaging conversation with technology. Reliable, accurate voice capture relies on advanced digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms and good acoustic design to ‘hear’ the wake-word and…

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In his own words: Esher, our intern talks about his time at XMOS 4503 3002 XMOS

In his own words: Esher, our intern talks about his time at XMOS

XMOS continues to enlighten and surprise me. I first worked at XMOS during the summer of 2017, after finishing my second-year university exams.  On finishing university, it was a pleasure to be able to return for a second work placement. XMOS is filled with such intelligent, dedicated and friendly people, and working here, I’ve seen…

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XMOS voice event
Girl Geeks? For sure. And we’re loud and proud about that. 2000 1333 XMOS

Girl Geeks? For sure. And we’re loud and proud about that.

At our Girl Geek Dinner on 24th October, we explored the marvel of the human voice.  In techie terms, each one of us is a piece of analogue kit and we all have a unique pitch, tone and frequency. Male and female voices have a fundamentally different pitch. Unfortunately, most people in our industry today operate…

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Talkin’ bout the Alexa Generation – by Mark Lippett 2000 1333 XMOS

Talkin’ bout the Alexa Generation – by Mark Lippett

“Alexa. Who or what is the Alexa Generation…” When staying with friends last weekend, I asked their 6-year-old if she had a favourite song. ‘Alexa. Play Taylor Swift Shake it Off’, she immediately commanded their Echo device. As someone who lives and breathes voice interfaces, there was something about this casual, matter-of-fact interaction that really…

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Giving voice to the elderly 5386 3591 XMOS

Giving voice to the elderly

Voice-enabled technologies will transform the health and happiness of the elderly. The UN predicts a 56% rise in the number of people aged 60 years or over, taking us from over 900 million in 2015 to nearly 1.5 billion in 2030.The world’s population is changing. Our demographic is aging. And this could well be the…

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Want to develop a voice enabled device that can hear across the room? 1014 762 XMOS

Want to develop a voice enabled device that can hear across the room?

You’ll need the right acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) solution. If you’re designing a voice-enabled product for the smart home that includes a loudspeaker, you’ll need to remove the acoustic echo it generates so you can interrupt the audio stream – barge-in – and give a voice command when the device is playing such as adjust…

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