CEVA and Cyberon Partner on Voice Activation Solution

CEVA, a licensor of signal processing for connected devices, and Cyberon, an embedded speech solution provider, have partnered to offer an ultra-low-power, always-listening voice activation solution for smartphones, consumer electronics, and IoT devices.

Through the partnership, Cyberon developed a version of its CSpotter voice recognition engine for the CEVA-TeakLite family of digital signal processors (DSPs). Cyberon's CSpotter listens to ambient speech to detect and respond to predefined words and/or trigger commands. CSpotter supports 33 languages, based on phoneme acoustic models. The technology offers both optimized speaker-independent and dependent voice activation for the CEVA-TeakLite DSPs and is already implemented and available on CEVA-powered merchant silicon.

"The CEVA-TeakLite family of DSPs already powers billions of smartphones, consumer electronics, and other smart IoT devices, making CEVA an ideal partner for our CSpotter technology," said Tai-Hsuan Ho, founder and CEO of Cyberon, in a statement. "CSpotter on CEVA's DSPs is a highly compelling offering with unmatched accuracy and performance in the noisiest environments and at minimal power consumption."

"Cyberon's low-footprint voice trigger/word spotter and vast multilanguage support is very impressive," said Moshe Sheier, director of strategic marketing at CEVA, in a statement. "Coupled with the world's lowest-power audio/voice DSP family, the joint implementation offers a perfect combination of performance and power efficiency for adding an always-listening voice interface to a wide range of smart devices, including smartphones, toys, wearables, automotive, and IoT."

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