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Ceva’s speech recognition now runs on Texas Instruments’ wireless MCUs

Ceva’s speech recognition now runs on Texas Instruments’ wireless MCUs

Ceva Incorporation, a wireless connectivity and smart sensing solutions provider, has announced that its WhisPro speech recognition and control software will be available for Texas Instruments SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3235 wireless microcontroller family.

This collaboration provides users with a more straightforward and hands-free way to interact with and control wearables and devices in smart homes, factories, automobiles, medical settings and other environments.

This collaboration between Ceva and Texas Instruments means that its consumers can use a voice user interface to connect with and manage wearables and endpoint devices for multiple purposes, including smart homes, factories, medical healthcare, etc.

“With exceptional performance and the capability to customize the model to each customer’s requirements, the hardware offering from Texas Instruments, when paired with our software, will enable our mutual customers to deliver high performance, cost-efficient solutions for voice-enabled IoT endpoints and devices,” stated Chad Lucien, vice president and general manager of the sensing and audio business unit at Ceva.

WhisPro software development kit, when integrated with TI’s Wi-Fi wireless MCU, allows engineers to add speech recognition capabilities to IoT devices. The company says that the ability to use wake words and speech commands gives them the flexibility to control the endpoint devices easily. WhisPro software supports multiple wake words in parallel, including AI assistants and custom wake words in various languages.

Ceva’s WhisPro speech recognition and control software supports up to 30 tailored commands to meet specific industry requirements depending on the targeted applications. This solution is optimized for the Arm Cortex-M4 processing, offering low latency and minimal power usage.

“Across the entire IoT landscape, voice control is becoming a must-have feature for many devices and applications, from wearables to white goods.,” said Naomi Heller, the manager of Wi-Fi connectivity products at Texas Instruments. “Our collaboration with CEVA ensures engineers using our proven and reliable SimpleLink Wi-Fi wireless MCUs have access to a voice user interface to address these exciting use cases.”

WhisPro is an AVS-certified neural network-based keyword-spotting software package targeting voice control for intelligent cloud-based services and edge devices. According to Ceva, the WhisPro software has a high recognition rate and low false acceptance rate operating on-device.

Recently, the company unveiled PentaG-RAN, an Open RAN platform for base stations and radio. The solution aims to reduce entry barriers for enterprises exploring business opportunities in the Open RAN equipment market.

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