Update: Cadence Completes Acquisition of Tensilica (Apr 24, 2013)
SANTA CLARA, Calif. February 19, 2013 Tensilica, Inc. and Sensory today announced that the two companies have partnered to provide an optimized port of Sensorys new TrulyHandsfree 3.0 Voice Control software to Tensilicas family of HiFi Audio/Voice DSP IP cores. TrulyHandsfree 3.0 includes triggers, speaker verification passphrase, user-defined speaker verification and user-defined speaker identification. Tensilica and Sensory will demonstrate their joint voice solution at Tensilicas booth, #6D101 at the Mobile World Congress, February 25-28, in Barcelona, Spain.
Sensorys TrulyHandsfree 3.0 technology enables personalization of the user experience by calling up a specific users history, preferences and settings. Sensorys speaker verification technology uses voice biometrics and analysis to authenticate a specific individual. Sensorys TrulyHandsfree complete set of voice activation and recognition products allow users to access a device with just their voice, bypassing the typical 4-digit number manually entered on the screen for access. More information is available at http://www.sensoryinc.com/products/trulyhandsfreevoicecontrol.html.
Tensilicas recently introduced HiFi Mini Audio/Voice DSP is an ideal vehicle to be paired with TrulyHandsfree 3.0 for low cost, low power and high accuracy speech, stated Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory. Combining voice activation, speaker verification and speaker identification in hands-free mobile devices enables these devices to be easier, more secure, safer and more convenient to use and access information.
Tensilicas HiFi DSP family is the most widely used licensable audio/voice DSP family, with support for over 100 proven audio/voice software packages. More than 50 companies have licensed Tensilicas HiFi DSP family, and theyve shipped over 200 million HiFi DSP cores in their smartphones, tablets, computers, digital televisions, home entertainment systems and other devices. Tensilicas HiFi Audio/Voice DSP family includes four cores. The recently introduced HiFi Mini is an ultra-low-power DSP optimized for always-on voice recognition. HiFi 2 and HiFi EP are the mainstream products for efficient audio and voice processing. HiFi 3 adds additional optimizations for mobile wireless, home entertainment and automotive. See more at http://www.tensilica.com/products/audio.
By using Sensorys Truly Handsfree technology, HiFi Mini achieves both the lowest power consumption (less than 111 µW in 28 nm HPL) and uncompromising accuracy for speech recognition, stated Larry Przywara, Tensilicas senior director of mobile multimedia. We expect voice control to become ubiquitous as the natural interface not only for mobile wireless, home entertainment and automotive markets, but also for many other applications including digital cameras, consumer appliances, kiosks and industrial control. Together, Tensilica and Sensory are making it possible with an optimized hardware/software solution.
Sensory, Inc. is the leader in speech technologies for consumer products, offering a complete line of IC and software-only solutions for speech recognition, speech synthesis, speaker verification, music synthesis and more. Sensory's products are widely deployed in consumer electronic applications including mobile, automotive, Bluetooth devices, toys, and various home electronics. Sensory's customers represent the leaders in consumer electronics, including such companies as AT&T, BlueAnt Wireless, Hasbro, JVC, Kenwood, Mattel, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Uniden, VTech, Samsung and Sony. Sensorys TrulyHandsfree approach to speech recognition without buttons is breaking new ground in user experience. Visit www.sensoryinc.com.
Tensilica, Inc. is the leader in dataplane processor IP cores with over 200 licensees. Dataplane processors (DPUs) combine the best capabilities of DSPs and CPUs while delivering 10 to 100x the performance because they can be optimized using Tensilicas automated design tools to meet specific and demanding signal processing performance targets. Tensilicas DPUs power SOC designs at system OEMs and seven out of the top 10 semiconductor companies for designs in mobile wireless, telecom and network infrastructure, computing and storage, and home and auto entertainment. Tensilica offers standard cores and hardware/software solutions that can be used as is or easily customized by semiconductor companies and OEMs for added differentiation. For more information on Tensilicas patented, benchmark-proven DPUs visit www.tensilica.com.