Cirrus Logic has established a comprehensive network of Software Partners who deliver technologies that significantly expand the use cases for customers integrating Cirrus Logic’s Smart CodecTM solutions. By establishing partnerships with world-leading software experts, in combination with our high performance and low-power DSP technology, Cirrus Logic customers can differentiate their products by accessing a wide range of value-added software features across four domains: Voice, Playback, Record and Control.
Software Partners by Solution:
Software Partners for Voice Communication
Fortémedia’s ForteVoice™ software is now available on Cirrus Logic’s smart codec platform, the lowest power, high-definition smart codec solution on the market.
Cirrus Logic's partnership with Fortémedia brings innovative new experiences to smartphone and tablet manufacturers and users, utilising Fortémedia’s advanced multimicrophone voice processing technology. Increasingly, consumers are using their devices in handsfree, or speakerphone, mode in noisy environments, and Fortémedia delivers industry-leading performance in such circumstances, using two or more concurrent microphones. This technology enables seamless voice communication in many challenging real life situations, suppressing external noise to enable natural voice call conversations, whether the user is in a car, a busy street or a crowded restaurant.
For more information on Fortémedia, visit http://www.fortemedia.com.
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 106,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home.
ADSP enabled algorithms:
- BeClear - Mobile
- BeClear - Conferencing
- BeClear - TV
- BeClear - Far End Processing
- Smart Home
For more information, visit http://www.ip.philips.com/licensing/beclear or reach us through our online contact form.
Software Partners for Playback Processing
Cirrus Logic and Dirac Research have partnered to bring dramatically improved sound quality and 3D sound imaging to smartphone and tablet platforms. This particular version of Dirac Panorama Sound is, with its low power consumption, very fit for small built-in speakers. Dirac Panorama Sound can also be configured for headphones as well as larger accessory speakers and soundbars.
Dirac Research is a Swedish audio research firm specializing in high-performance digital sound optimization, room correction and sound field synthesis. With Dirac's patented toolbox for efficient and accurate audio system optimization, customers such as BMW, Datasat, Oppo and Xiaomi have achieved improved sound quality and a shortened time-to-market. Dirac Research maintains offices in Sweden, Tokyo, Detroit, Seoul and Shanghai.
Read more at http://www.dirac.com.
Kronoton, specialized in sound expansion solutions, proudly partnered with Cirrus Logic to bring its renowned HDSX® High Definition Sound Expansion technology to the ADSP2 platform, specifically the WM8281 smart codec. HDSX creates a multidimensional, weighted and well balanced wide screen listening experience.
Designed for expanding the sound especially of small speaker systems, HDSX fits perfectly into the ecosystem of mobile devices and wearables, delivering a huge soundscape without a Sweet Spot. Listeners hear more details inside of even heavy compressed audio, because each information, like instruments, singers and actors suddenly have more space to shine. Simultaneously HDSX raises the articulation of speech, because voices have more space to be heard. HDSX makes small speaker systems sound big!
For more information on Kronoton, visit http://www.kronoton.com.
Cirrus Logic has partnered with Waves Audio, a world-leading developer of software-based audio signal processing tools, to port its MaxxAudio® Mobile sound processing software onto Cirrus Logic's audio digital signal processor (ADSP) platform. This solution helps to bring exceptional audio quality and extended playback time to laptops, tablets and mobile devices.
The partnership integrates Waves MaxxAudio Mobile sound processing tools, which are based on the same professional tools used in recording studios the world over, onto Cirrus Logic's advanced ADSP to achieve high quality music playback; rich, clear audio that matches the 1080p graphics when watching movies, and dramatically enhanced audio performance from the small speakers of a portable device, while preserving battery life.
Cirrus Logic's ADSP platform dramatically improves audio playback time by enabling the device to manage all audio processing algorithms efficiently and autonomously, allowing the host processor to ‘sleep’ for up to seven out of eight seconds of audio.
Waves Audio, a recipient of a technical GRAMMY® award, utilizes their professional audio processing heard on countless hit records, major motion pictures and top-selling video games, on mobile devices in the form of MaxxAudio Mobile, delivering outstanding audio performance whether users are watching a movie, listening to music, playing a game online, or using voice communication, enabling users to hear sound the way it was meant to be heard.
For more information on Waves Audio, visit http://www.waves.com.
Software Partners for Record Solutions
Based in South Korea, MightyWorks is a software house specializing in voice and audio processing technologies for call, speech recognition, recording and playback. It has developed a range of software products including audio zoom, speech recognition enhancer, dynamic sound recording, audio effect and beyond for applications such as smartphones, automotive, TV and IoT. Its Audio Zoom product was designed into the G-series flagship smartphones from LG.
Summary of Audio Zoom
Audio Zoom has been ported to the ADSP platform. Key features include:
- Reduces not only environmental noises but also interference
- Tunable beamwidth from 0 to 180 degree
- Beam steering and multi-beam forming
- Audio calibration and match of microphones frequency response
- Supported sampling rates: 8/16/44.1/48KHz
For more information on MightyWorks, visit http://www.mightyworks.co.kr.
Software Partners for Control Technology
Sensory, Inc. is a profitable, venture backed, privately held company focused on improving the user experience through voice and vision technologies.
Sensory was founded in 1994 and has put speech recognition into close to a billion products, from hundreds of leading consumer electronics manufacturers including ATT, Hasbro, JVC, Kenwood, LG, Mattel, Motorola, Plantronics, Samsung, Sony, SEGA, Uniden, and V-Tech.
Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree™ Voice Control technology is revolutionizing the speech technology industry for a wide variety of hands-free consumer applications. This technology is getting rave editorial and customer reviews for enabling a safer and more convenient user experience with an extremely noise robust and accurate solution that responds quickly and at ultra-low power consumption. Variations include fixed phrase triggers and command sets, user defined triggers, predefined fixed phrase voice passwords, and user defined passwords.
Sensory’s TrulyNatural™ technology is a state-of-the-art speech engine implementing a custom deep neural net architecture to allows developers to incorporate scalable sizes and capabilities ranging from small footprint small vocabulary engines to large vocabulary continuous speech recognition systems. TrulyNatural is perfect for automotive, mobile, PC, set top box and other home electronic applications.
TrulySecure™ combines Sensory’s award winning speaker verification with face authentication to enable a fast, convenient and accurate approach to biometric authentication.
Sensory is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, and has offices in Portland, OR, Boulder, CO, Tokyo, Japan, Korea and Hong Kong.
For more information, visit http://www.sensory.com/products/technologies/trulyhandsfree
Cirrus Logic has partnered with Elliptic Labs, a leader in ultrasonic touchless gesturing for consumer electronics devices, to port its ultrasonic gesture control solution onto Cirrus Logic's smart codec platform. This combined technology makes ‘always on’ ultrasonic, low power touchless gesture control a reality for consumer electronics devices such as smartphones and tablets, as well as for in-car infotainment.
Using sound waves to interpret hand movements, Elliptic Labs’ solution can deliver 3D gesture control with a 180-degree field of view at all sides of the device. It can identify near-field and mid-air gestures with focus up to 50 cm. Cirrus Logic's ultra low power smart codec platform enables the electronic device to be ‘always on and always looking’ for gestures without any significant drain on battery life.
For more information on Elliptic Labs, visit: http://www.ellipticlabs.com.
Elevoc Technology Co., Ltd. ("Elevoc"), founded in 2017 in Shenzhen, China, is a world-leading machine hearing solution provider and has partnered with Cirrus Logic, to provide its deep learning-based speech enhancement and voice interaction software onto Cirrus Logic's smart codec platforms.
Elevoc’s deep learning-based speech enhancement solution effectively extracts speech from background noise, providing users with a clear, high-quality communication experience in noisy environments.
Elevoc’s intelligent voice interaction solution seamlessly delivers their leading technologies such as voice trigger, voiceprint recognition, Direction of Arrival (DOA), AI based noise-reduction, Acoustic-Echo Cancellation (AEC) and beamforming.
This solution supports mainstream ASR engines and helps customers build IoT products with an accurate and robust capability to perform intelligent vocal interactions.
For more information, visit: https://www.elevoc.com/English.