Fortemedia Updates FM1388 Voice Processors for Apple CarPlay

Fortemedia has launched new versions of its FM1388 tailored for Apple CarPlay and ITU P.1100/P.1110 compliance. The FM1388-1 and FM1388-2 Voice Processing ICs enable manufacturers to develop automotive infotainment systems that provide hands-free voice communication, voice control, and speech recognition services. The FM1388-1 works with single-microphone systems while the FM1388-2 supports multiple-microphone systems, providing advanced features uniquely enabled by Fortemedia’s smart microphone array system.

Fortemedia’s latest generation of FM1388-1 and FM1388-2 Voice Processing ICs use advanced microphone array processing (AMAP), advanced acoustic echo cancellation (AEC), and smart spectral analysis (SSA) technologies for both wideband and narrowband hands-free calling with Apple CarPlay and other automotive infotainment voice calling applications. For multiple-microphone systems, Fortemedia supports flexible microphone placements both in the car console and in traditional car cabin overhead locations. The FM1388-2 supports a unique L-shaped microphone array.

The FM1388-1 and FM1388-2 offer a voice recognition enhancement mode that assists automatic speech recognition systems to provide better error-free performance when operating in the challenging car cabin environment. 

The FM1388-1 and FM1388-2 shipping in prototype quantities are currently being incorporated in a number of automotive infotainment products.

"With our newest generation voice processing ICs, Fortemedia is easing the burden for OEMs and ODMs in developing Apple CarPlay compatible systems," said Paul Huang, Fortemedia's CEO and chairman, in a statement. "The FM1388 series easily integrates with multiple infotainment platforms and provides a streamlined capability for OEMs and ODMs, bringing new innovative products to the marketplace."

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