Renesas Electronics Corporation and Cyberon Corporation announced that they have partnered to deliver voice user interface (VUI) solutions for Renesas’ entire RA MCU line. It is a complimentary access being given to Renesas RA customers. Voice-recognition can be added to a variety of endpoint applications using the continuous command-based VUI toolchain.
Voice recognition is growing rapidly worldwide, driven by the explosion of IoT applications and the COVID-19 pandemic. Cyberon’s proven voice-recognition technology has been adopted in millions of devices worldwide. With Renesas making a Voice Reference Hardware Platform available for rapid prototyping and development of voice interfaces, Cyberon’s DSpotter solution eliminates the need for massive voice data collection while supporting over 40 global languages, empowering customers to adopt voice technology on embedded applications worldwide.
“Customers in multiple segments are looking for help to quickly add reliable voice user commands to their products,” said Mohammed Dogar, Vice President of Global Business Development and Ecosystem in Renesas’ IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit. “Our partnership with Cyberon gives them access to proven voice technology across our entire line of RA MCUs, from entry-line to full-featured devices.”
“We are honored to collaborate with Renesas to simplify the development of embedded voice recognition functions,” said Alex Liou, Vice President of Cyberon’s Embedded Solution BU. “Cyberon’s DSpotter algorithm meets the market’s diverse requirements for both costs and performance. The combination of DSpotter and Renesas’s leading MCU technology enables customers to develop high-performance, reliable and cost-efficient products in a timely manner.”
Key Features of the Renesas Voice User Interface Reference Solution
- Complimentary access to the DSpotter Toolchain
- Voice Activity Detection (VAD) to reduce power consumption by more than 30%, allowing power-constrained IoT end-point applications to run in always-on mode
- Voice Audio Playback (VAP) to enable voice input and voice responses
- Support for up to two digital microphones and two analog microphones
- External QSPI flash provides the ability to store voice samples and library data
- Multiple communications interfaces including a Pmod interface (type-2A/3A/6A), USB type-C and micro-B, and on-board j-link Segger debugger/programmer