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Synaptics AudioSmart Far-Field Voice Technology Featured in TCL’s New Line of Alexa Built-In Televisions

Synaptics Incorporated, a developer of human interface solutions, announced its AudioSmart far-field voice (FFV) technology has been designed into Alexa built-in televisions from TCL Corporation.
Posted Sep 4, 2018
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Synaptics Incorporated, a developer of human interface solutions, announced its AudioSmart far-field voice (FFV) technology has been designed into Alexa built-in televisions from TCL Corporation. TCL’s new TVs with integrated AudioSmart FFV digital signal processors (DSPs) provide its customers with a premium user experience and the ability to control the television with their voice through Amazon Alexa.

Key AudioSmart FFV Features:

  • Voice Barge-in: Enabled by full-duplex acoustic echo cancellation (AEC), the voice DSP can detect the wake-word even when playing loud movies.
  • Smart Source Pickup: Detects the user's voice and cancels out noise from all directions around the device (omnidirectionally), even if noise sources are coming from the same direction as the user.
  • Energy Efficient Voice Functionality: Enabled by the low-power Synaptics DSP, the TCL televisions meet all energy requirements for standby mode while still allowing use of natural voice at any time to turn the TV on and off.

AudioSmart separates speech signals from background noises and processes only the human speech. AudioSmart delivers an exceptional end-user experience for all major Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) services. Its barge-in technology is enabled by full-duplex acoustic echo cancellation that detects a device’s “wake-word” and allows it to hear user requests even when other sounds, such as television or music playing, are present.

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