Sensory Updates TrulyHandsfree Voice Control for NLP-5x Chip

Sensory, a provider of speech and vision technologies for consumer products, has released an updated version of its TrulyHandsfree Voice Control, which is now available on its low-power NLP-5x single chip solution. This version of TrulyHandsfree improves accuracy by up to 50 percent and features up to a 65 percent reduction in power consumption from previous versions.

The NLP-5x offers advanced speech recognition, text-to-speech (TTS), music and speech synthesis, and robotic control to cost-sensitive high volume products. It is a digital signal processor with built in ADC, DAC, memory, and everything needed to put a speech recognition system on a chip. The NLP targets low-cost consumer electronic products such as remote controls, the Internet of things (IoT), home electronic devices, and robotic toys. It enables products to wake up and respond when their name is called so there is no button pressing or manual manipulation needed for deploying hands-free voice control.

Additionally, the NLP chip is designed to prevent false triggers during normal room noise and conversations. The significant power consumption reduction in the NLP-5x is achieved with the addition of a low-power sound detector and a much more efficient speech recognition code.  

TrulyHandsfree is the always-on, always-listening voice control solution for consumer electronics. More than 500 million products using TrulyHandsfree voice triggers have shipped in the past several years from manufacturers such as Motorola, Samsung, Intel, LG, Pantech, Hallmark, and TomTom.

"With this latest TrulyHandsfree on the NLP-5x chip, we are very pleased to continue our mission in offering the most innovative, yet small-footprint, low-power voice recognition solutions," said Sensory CEO Todd Mozer, in a statement. 

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