Sensory Now Shipping Its RSC-4x Family of Integrated Circuits
SANTA CLARA, CA - Sensory Inc. has announced that it is now taking orders and shipping its RSC-4x family of integrated circuits. Designed as a single chip speech recognizer, the RSC-4x also provides a single chip solution for general purpose embedded controller applications, plus features such as speech and music synthesis, and biometric security through speaker verification. "After over 2 years of development, the RSC-4x builds on our award winning RSC line-up by offering higher accuracy and more features while still hitting aggressive system cost targets," said Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory. "We have combined everything our customers have been requesting over the past 10 years, including improved noise robustness, faster recognition response time, low-data rate speech synthesis, more product control features, and much better speech development tools." As a speech processor, the RSC-4x offers recognition capabilities including performance in noisy environments and a large vocabulary of words and phrases. The RSC-4x also provides speech synthesis at varying data rates from 3K-64K bits per second. Also included on chip is an 8-voice MIDI-like music synthesizer that supports voice overdubbing with music. Speech technologies include speaker independent, speaker dependent, speaker verification, and word spotting. Core speech modeling approaches include Neural Networks, Hidden Markov Modeling, Dynamic Time Warping, and other proprietary statistical and non-linear techniques. The RSC-4x family consists of the RSC-4000 and RSC-4128. The RSC-4000 is a ROM-less version with address and data buses, while the 4128 contains 128 Kbytes of mask-programmable ROM. Pricing for the RSC-4x line starts at less than $2 in 100k quantities, which includes all required speech technology code.