SAN JOSE, Calif., February 19, 2014—Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, and Rubidium Ltd., a developer of low-resource embedded voice user interface technology, today announced that Rubidium’s speech processing software solutions have been ported to the Cadence® Tensilica® HiFi Audio/Voice digital signal processing (DSP) intellectual property (IP) family and are scheduled be demonstrated at the Cadence booth in hall 6, stand 6L36 at Mobile World Congress on February 24-27, 2014. The suite of always-listening voice trigger, text-to-speech, speech recognition, and biometric speaker verification software from Rubidium is targeted at embedded applications in mobile, wireless, wearable, automotive and home appliance applications.
“We ported our software to the Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSP core based on customer demand for an outstanding low-power audio platform,” said Shlomo Peller, CEO and founder of Rubidium. “This solution provides the opportunity for customers to embed voice user interfaces and security into their latest mobile devices, while at the same time staying within their tight low power budgets.”
“By adding Rubidium to our list of over 55 HiFi partners, we’re offering our customers additional proven software options for speech processing,” said Larry Przywara, director of audio/voice IP marketing for Cadence. “Rubidium’s software port takes advantage of the ultra-low-power features of our HiFi Mini DSP core, which effectively offloads all audio and voice processing from the host processor, allowing the host to sleep while low-power audio functions are enabled.”
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today’s integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about the company, its products, and services is available here.
About Rubidium Ltd.
Rubidium covers the entire scope of embedded Voice User Interface: speech recognition with beam forming, always-listening Voice Trigger wake-up, text-to-speech, speech compression, biometric speaker verification, and more. Rubidium's industry leading speech processing solutions are optimized for low-resource, low-power embedded applications in mobile, wireless, wearable, automotive and home appliances. Rubidium's multilingual solutions can work either standalone or combined with a cloud-based speech engine and provide customers with a totally hands-free, safe and productive user experience. With over 50 million products in the market, Rubidium's low-cost, small-footprint technology is available for a large selection of processors, chips and software environments. Visit @RubidiumLtd on Twitter and YouTube and also at www.rubidium.com.