DSP Group Tackles Preternatural Communication Challenge With New Audio SoC

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DSP Group®, Inc. (NASDAQ:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, today unveiled its DBMD5 audio SoC built to drive clearer human-machine voice interactions in microphone-equipped devices. As mobile and smart home technologies rose in popularity, so did the desire to speak to your devices. Yet, crisp and natural communication has been hard to achieve. By leveraging DBMD5 with HDClear™ technology to support hands-free device control, manufacturers can now add a voice-user interface (VUI) to their products for accuracy in high-noise environments along with control over voice triggers and barge-in capabilities.

"Adoption of voice-enabled applications is growing fast. Whether it's for mobile or a home automation assistant, people crave voice interactions, and we're perfecting that," said Ofer Elyakim, CEO of DSP Group. "The voice enhancement processing integrated in our DBMD5 chip allows devices to actively listen for the right voice commands and process incoming triggers, enabling clearer communication for the end user. We believe that our new chip solution will be instrumental in the evolution of voice as the default user interface."

According to Parks Associates research, 44% of U.S. broadband households use voice controls on Internet-connected devices and 46% of U.S. millennials with smartphones use voice recognition software, such as Apple's Siri, Google Now, or Microsoft's Cortana. "Voice control has emerged as a highly desirable interface," said Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates. "Developers in the smart home, entertainment, and connected car ecosystems are pursuing partnerships to add voice control to their solutions."

When integrated into microphone-enabled devices, DBMD5 leverages voice enhancement algorithms to achieve more effective voice isolation in surrounding environments. Not only does DBMD5 ensure that your voices will be heard, but it also safeguards your device battery life. Due to its low-power consumption, you can easily wake up a portion of your device or system while other power-hungry components stay in sleep mode during voice sensing.

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