NXP LifeVibes VoiceExperience Included in Tensilica's HiFi Audio/Voice DSPs
Nicolas Sauvage, OEM business line director, NXP Software said, “The Tensilica (News - Alert) HiFi Audio/Voice DSP family combines an efficient, low-power architecture with robust and well-supported development tools.”
“Combined with our LifeVibes VoiceExperience software, we offer a complete solution for leading OEMs who want to offer the highest quality voice enhancements for clear, natural calling,” Sauvage added.
Already more than 50 companies have licensed Tensilica’s HiFi DSP family, shipping nearly 200 million HiFi DSP cores in various devices, including smartphones, tablets, computers, digital televisions, home entertainment systems and so on.
LifeVibes VoiceExperience is HD Voice compliant and enables optimized and natural communication over phone networks and IP-based channels like Skype and Google (News - Alert) Talk. The solution also enhances the intelligibility of speech with no echoes or distortion.
It reduces stationary and non-stationary background noise caused by traffic and crowd as well, using one or more microphones, explained officials.
Larry Przywara, Tensilica’s senior director of mobile multimedia, revealed that numerous licensees requested for LifeVibes VoiceExperience support to be incorporated on HiFi, as HiFi features were designed into their products already, needing voice enhancement support.
“We are excited to offer our mutual customers this optimized software package, as it is proven in over 750 million handsets and tablets. By fully optimizing it for our HiFi architecture, designers can be assured of the lowest power, most efficient, yet premium voice experience,” Przywara noted.
Tensilica’s HiFi Audio/Voice DSP family includes four cores. The new HiFi Mini is an ultra-low-power DSP that ensures always-on voice recognition, while HiFi 2 and HiFi EP form mainstream products enabling audio and voice processing.
HiFi 3 is most suitable for mobile wireless, home entertainment and automotive applications.
Recently, Acoustic Technologies, a provider of voice processing solutions, extended its collaboration with Tensilica to deliver a complete wideband HD voice processing solution for smartphones, tablets and other mobile computing devices.
Edited by Braden Becker