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XMOS extends portfolio of far-field voice capture solutions

New xCORE VocalFusion™ Speaker Linear evaluation kit addresses rapidly expanding “edge-of-room” segment

Bristol, 30th November 2017 – XMOS (www.xmos.com), a leading supplier of advanced embedded voice and audio interface solutions, today announced commercial availability of the xCORE VocalFusion Speaker Linear evaluation kit as part of its range of innovative far-field voice capture solutions. Based on the XMOS VocalFusion XVF3100 voice processor, the kit is designed for developers, OEMs and ODMs integrating voice user interfaces into flat, or linear consumer electronics typically found at the “edge of the room”, such as smart home control panels and washing machines.

“XMOS has the most comprehensive portfolio of far-field voice capture solutions,” said Mark Lippett, President and CEO at XMOS. “This launch builds on the success of our VocalFusion 4-Mic for Amazon AVS launched in October, and ensures that developers can easily integrate high performance voice interfaces into their products, with an architecture that enables innovative and very flexible deployments, and have a best-in-class kit to work with.”

As with all other XMOS far-field evaluation kits, voice commands are accurately captured from across the room for processing by a cloud-based speech recognition system or local application processor, even in complex acoustic environments. The XVF3100 voice processor delivers sophisticated voice digital signal processing (DSP) including a full duplex acoustic echo canceller (AEC) with barge-in capability that enables users to interrupt or pause a device that’s playing music, and an adaptive beamformer that follows a speaker. Additional sophisticated dereverberation, automatic gain control, and noise suppression provide crystal clear voice interaction experiences even in noisy environments.

With support for Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree™ keyword trigger technology, the XVF3100 provides the most flexible and cost effective always-on voice interface in a single device.

The VocalFusion Speaker Linear evaluation kit (XK-VF3100-L33) is immediately available to developers, OEMs, and ODMs from Digi-Key. For more information on this XMOS kit and XVF3100 devices visit www.xmos.com/vocalfusion. The evaluation kit uses Infineon MEMs microphones.

During CES XMOS will be at The Palazzo Hotel, Las Vegas, 9th -12th January 2018. It will showcase its 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 with the XMOS team.

About XMOS
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 Facebook, and view their video library on YouTube.

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