Sensory and Tensilica Partner to Offer Complete Speech Recognition Subsystem

Tensilica and Sensory Thursday announced that they have teamed up to bring Sensory's TrulyHandsfree Voice Control to Tensilica's leading HiFi Audio digital signal processors (DSPs) for system-on-chip (SOS) designs.

Sensory's TrulyHandsfree Voice Control is recognized as providing the most accurate speech activation, a real challenge in noisy environments, the company said. It allows users to deliver commands from as far as 20 feet away or in high noise conditions, making it an ideal solution for controlling devices while multitasking or in the car where users need to focus on driving. TrulyHandsfree provides a voice trigger capability on a local device that can communicate via the cloud to enable complex voice searches and text-to-speech for data retrieval. Additionally, it allows Siri-like applications but does not require a button press to use.

"Speech recognition for voice input and command is very important to Tensilica as it provides a greater ease-of-use for consumers in a wide range of products including mobile handsets, digital cameras, and home entertainment devices," said Jack Guedj, Tensilica president and CEO, in a statement. "We're excited about this partnership with Sensory to bring a complete solution to our semiconductor and system OEM partners, as Sensory has such a well-recognized solution for voice recognition."

Tensilica's HiFi Audio DSPs are the leading audio DSP IP cores, licensed by over 40 customers including five of the top 10 semiconductor manufacturers and many leading system OEMs. The HiFi Audio DSPs support over 90 audio and voice codecs with very efficient processing at low power. The HiFi Audio DSPs are part of Tensilica's growing line of dataplane processors that efficiently do the challenging, compute-intensive tasks in SOC designs.

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