Sensory, a specialist in speech technologies for consumer electronics, will make its TrulyHandsfreeVoice Control and audio detect front-end solutions available on Wolfson’s latest ultra-low power platforms for mobile phone audio channel processing.
Wolfson Microelectronics is a provider of mixed-signal semiconductors and audio solutions for consumer electronics devices.
Rash Sahota, VP of Audio Solutions at Wolfson Microelectronics, said, “This technology from Wolfson and Sensory represents a crucial breakthrough in the way that voice control for mobile phones is used, removing the need to activate it through touch and ensuring that it becomes a successful communication solution in real-world situations.”
The Sensory TrulyHandsfreeVoice control solution is implemented on Wolfson’s WM5110 High-Definition (HD) Audio System on a Chip (SoC), as well as on Wolfson’s WM0010 and WM0011 digital signal processor (DSP) products.
The synergized solution with embed software and DSP technologies to enhance voice activation, while enabling the hands-free operation of mobile devices.
The WM5110, along with advanced DSP, serves as an efficient HD Audio Processor, enabling optimum HD Audio performance in portable consumer electronics devices like smartphones and tablet computers.
The WM5110, or Wolfson’s WM0010 and WM0011 products featuring Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree solution, offers noise robustness, sensitivity and power efficiency.
Bill Teasley, VP of Engineering at Sensory commented, “Sensory and Wolfson have created an unparalleled solution for ultra-low power high accuracy speech recognition on portable devices. Mobile phones can now include voice control, intelligent voice search and utilize voice assistants without the user having to touch the phone or wear down the battery.”
Wolfson’s technology is leveraged in several digital consumer goods, such as mobile phones, tablet computers, MP3 players, flat panel TVs, digital still cameras and portable navigation devices, said officials.
A recent TMCnet statement revealed that the demand for tablet computers will trigger bumper fourth-quarter results for Wolfson as audio chips made by the company are built into some of the most popular tablet brands, including Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD, Microsoft’s Surface and Samsung’s Galaxy Note.