Archive | Audio / Voice / Speech

CEVA LTE & Audio powered Xiaomi Mi 5C smartphone using first homegrown Pinecone SoC

While most of the smartphone industry’s eyes are focused on Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, there was a smartphone product launch in China today that is will make just as many headlines – Xiaomi finally revealed the long-awaited homegrown Pinecone Surge S1 Smartphone SoC. The launch took place in front of a packed […]

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CES 2017: Promises of Past Years Have Matured into Useful Products

I came to CES this year expecting to see countless drones buzzing overhead, based on last year’s fanfare. Upon arrival, I was surprised to see that some of the hype and overpromised technologies of last year were replaced by down-to-earth, pragmatic, useful technologies. Of course, drones were still there, as well as an increasing number […]

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Will The Future of Audio Be Wireless or Smart Wired?

With the release of the iPhone 7, Apple chucked the analog audio jack. That’s old news. The criticism is overwhelming.  One critic says that the company has terrible reasons for removing the headphone jack. Another post humorously points out that there is absolutely no upside to the change. Another post explains why Apple’s promise to […]

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Meet CEVA-X1: No More DSP plus CPU; One Lightweight Processor for All IoT Use Cases

Until now there have been some CPUs with DSP capabilities and some DSPs with CPU capabilities available. Some of these are quite common today in various devices. That said, a deeper look at the architecture reveals that there is more to the story. A CPU with DSP capabilities is actually just a CPU with a […]

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It’s Time to Have a Talk: Conversational Assistants Are Here

Voice-activated virtual assistants have been spreading like wildfire. Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Google Home, Microsoft’s Cortana, and many others are competing to lend us a helping hand. Let’s take a look at what’s fueling this fire, what challenges stand in its way, and what concerns it brings to light. Evolving from speech recognition to speech […]

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5 Google Projects that Will Bring AI into Your Home This Year

Takeaways from Google I/O 2016 The tenth annual Google I/O conference was all about artificial intelligence (AI). Advances in voice recognition, image recognition, translation, and contextual conversational assistance were some of the main highlights of the keynote. Google CEO Sundar Pichai stated that “thanks to profound advances in machine learning and AI… we are poised […]

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Samsung Galaxy S7 released in Exynos and Snapdragon variants, both using CEVA’s DSPs!

Last month during Mobile World Congress, Samsung revealed its latest generation flagship smartphones – the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. These highly-anticipated flagship handsets captured the attention of not only the Congress attendees, but also of the world’s media. The sleek design, advanced camera functionality and IP68 water and dust resistance are just some […]

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Samsung Gear S2 3G Smartwatch Teardown – Guess Whose DSP Powers the Voice/Speech Recognition!

The website TechTime revealed earlier this week that teardown experts Chipworks got their hands on the latest Samsung Gear S2 SM-R730S Smartwatch with 3G and disassembled it. To not too many peoples surprise, the main CPU inside comes from Qualcomm, a brightspot for them during turbulent times for the wireless industry leader.   Samsung Gear […]

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