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Acoustic coprocessor halves response time of voice recognition systems

Acoustic coprocessor halves response time of voice recognition systems

Flash memory specialist Spansion has announced what it claims to be the industry's first human machine interface (HMI) coprocessor to enable voice controlled system interfaces.

Leveraging Nuance Communications' voice technology, the Acoustic Coprocessor device is targeted at voice recognition systems in automotive, gaming and consumer electronics. It is said to halve response times and offer improved accuracy over conventional voice interfaces by supporting larger acoustic databases.

The module comprises custom designed logic and high speed memory to accelerate and optimise voice enabled HMI's, while offloading the acoustic processing workload from a conventional cpu.

"As human and machine interaction proliferates, the need for a more natural user interface is emerging with voice taking the lead," said Ali Pourkeramati, senior vice president of strategic alliances and business development at Spansion. "Leveraging our automotive and embedded memory leadership, we have architected a new system platform that can quickly read and analyse data and take the user experience to a new level."

Laura Hopperton

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