CEVA Introduces Voice User Interface Solution for TI SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® Wireless Microcontrollers

CEVA’s WhisPro™ speech recognition and control software is now available for TI’s CC3235x family, bringing an ultra-low-power, robust voice user interface to IoT devices

Rockville, Md., November 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and intelligent sensing technologies and co-creation solutions, today announced the availability of its WhisPro™ speech recognition and control software to support designs using Texas Instruments (TI) SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® CC3235x wireless microcontroller family. The WhisPro Software Development Kit (SDK) allows full customization to the customer’s choice of wake words and voice commands, and runs entirely on the device, without the need for a network connection.

Voice user interface (VUI) has quickly become a primary interface for many IoT applications, providing an intuitive, hands-free interface for individuals to interact with and control wearable and terminal devices in the smart home, smart appliance, industrial/ manufacturing, automotive, medical and more. According to Mordor Intelligence, the voice recognition market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.8% from 2021 to 2026, reaching USD $27.2 billion by 2026.

Through this collaboration with TI, engineers using the CC3235x wireless microcontroller can quickly and easily add voice recognition capabilities to IoT devices using the WhisPro SDK, such as wake words and voice commands. WhisPro can support multiple wake words in parallel, including standard AI assistants (such as Alexa) and custom wake words, in different languages. In terms of custom commands for device voice control, WhisPro can support up to 30 custom commands to meet the unique needs of a product’s use case, and the template can require as little as 50KB , determined by computational resources and accuracy trade-offs. The WhisPro engine available for TI’s CC3235x is optimized for the Arm® Cortex®-M4 processor, delivering extremely low latency and absolute minimum power consumption.

Naomi HellerWi-Fi Connectivity Product Manager at TI, said, “Throughout the IoT landscape, voice control is becoming a must-have feature for many devices and applications, from wearables to home appliances. Our collaboration with CEVA ensures engineers using our proven technology and reliable SimpleLink Wi-Fi wireless microcontrollers have access to a voice user interface to address these exciting use cases. »

Chad Lucianvice president and general manager of the Sensing and Audio business unit at CEVA, said, “We are delighted to announce our collaboration with Texas Instruments, a powerhouse in the semiconductor industry, to make our recognition software voice WhisPro available for its wireless microcontroller. With exceptional performance and the ability to customize the model to each customer’s needs, TI’s hardware offering, when combined with our software, will enable our joint customers to deliver high performance, cost-effective solutions for voice-activated IoT terminals and devices. “

For more information on the CEVA WhisPro SDK for TI SimpleLink Wi-Fi Family, visit https://www.ceva-dsp.com/product/ceva-whispro/. To request a software evaluation kit, please contact [email protected]

About CEVA, Inc.

CEVA is the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies and co-creation solutions for a smarter, safer, connected world. We provide digital signal processors, AI engines, wireless platforms, cryptography cores and complementary software for sensor fusion, image enhancement, computer vision, voice input and ‘artificial intelligence. These technologies are offered in combination with our Intrinsix IP integration services, helping our customers tackle their most complex and time-sensitive IC design projects. Leveraging our technologies and chip design skills, many of the world’s leading semiconductor, systems and OEMs are creating energy-efficient, smart, secure and connected devices for a range of markets. including mobile, consumer, automotive, robotics, industrial, aerospace & defense and IoT.

Our DSP-based solutions include platforms for 5G baseband processing in mobile, IoT and infrastructure, advanced imaging and computer vision for any camera-equipped device, l audio/voice/speech and ultra-low-power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For sensor fusion, our Hillcrest Laboratories Sensor Processing Technologies provides a wide range of sensor fusion software and inertial measurement unit (“IMU”) solutions for markets including hearing aids, wearables, AR/VR, PC , robotics, remote controls and IoT. For wireless IoT, our platforms for Bluetooth (low energy and dual mode), Wi-Fi 4/5/6 (802.11n/ac/ax), ultra-wideband (UWB), NB-IoT and GNSS are the most widely authorized connectivity platforms in the industry.

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