XMOS Semiconductor Articles
Electronics engineers struggle to balance device performance with cost
New research from XMOS finds that electronics engineers are struggling to increase the processing capabilities of electronic devices without costs spiralling out of control.
Data security the $3tn AIoT challenge
Data security is the biggest challenge to the $3 trillion artificial intelligence of things (AIoT) market, according to new research from XMOS. Nearly half (45%) of the electronics engineers surveyed believe that data security and autonomy present the biggest risks to the AIoT revolution more than bandwidth (38%), latency (32%), scalability (24%) and cloud infrastructure limitations (24%).
XMOS secures $19m funding to accelerate growth
XMOS, a Bristol-based technology company, has announced the completion of a new $19m financing round, fuelling the company’s global growth, consolidating its technical leadership in far-field voice interfaces and developing a new product roadmap for the artificial intelligence of things (AIoT).
Driving the voice-enabled TV market forward
XMOS has announced its VocalFusion dev kit for Amazon AVS, a far-field 2-mic solution optimised for smart TVs and set-top boxes. The new dev kit is based on the XMOS XVF3510 voice processor, which delivers big performance, enabling manufacturers to embed a voice interface into mass-market smart TVs and set-top boxes economically.
Duo announce new partnership serving China and Taiwan
Supplier of advanced embedded voice and audio solutions, XMOS has announced a new partnership with Weikeng, serving China and Taiwan. This partnership underlines the rapidly increasing demand for interfaces that enable people to control electronc devices the natural way - with their voice.
Voice interface solutions designed for IoT and consumer electronics
Supplier of advanced embedded voice and audio solutions to the consumer electronics market, XMOS has announced that they will be showcasing their portfolio of VocalFusion true stereo voice capture solutions for far-field voice-enabled stereo smart TVs, soundbars, and set-top boxes at Computex 2018, Taipei, 5th-9th June 2018. XMOS will also be previewing their next generation VocalSorceryTM advanced blind source separation technology (by...
Voice processor tech enables business conference calling
Supplier of advanced embedded voice and audio interface solutions, XMOS, has announced that its VocalFusion voice technology has been selected by Shenzhen eMeet Technology Co for its mobile smart office assistant, eMeet OfficeCore M1. This commercial solution, which is available now from online retail stores, is the first output of this partnership. The compact and portable speaker uses a USB and Bluetooth connection with a mobile phone...
Powering growth in voice with $15m funding round
A specialist in voice capture solutions for the consumer electronics market, XMOS, has announced its $15m Series-E funding round. The round was led by Infineon Technologies with additional funding from existing investors Amadeus Capital Partners, Draper Esprit, Foundation Capital and Robert Bosch Venture Capital.
XMOS snaps up signal separation pioneer Setem Technologies
XMOS has acquired Setem Technologies, the pioneer of Advanced Blind Source Signal Separation technology. Setem’s patented algorithms enable consumer devices to focus on specific voice or conversation within a crowded audio environment to achieve optimised input into speech recognition systems.
Development kits target voice-enabled speakers
Supplier of voice solutions for IoT products, XMOS, has announced the launch of the XVF3000 family of voice processors, which provide far-field voice capture using arrays of MEMS microphones. With optional support for Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree technology, XMOS claims that the XVF3000 family provides the most flexible and cost effective always-on voice interface in a single device. XMOS also announces the availability of the VocalFusion Speak...
Partnership combines embedded speech capture with voice control
A provider of voice hardware solutions, XMOS, and Sensory, a Silicon Valley company that enhances the user experience and security of consumer electronics, have announced a partnership to deliver Sensory’s TrulyHandsfreeTM voice control technology on the XMOS xCORE-VOICE far-field voice capture processing platform.
Voice interfaces to unlock the potential of speech recognition
Voice interfaces are often called conversational interfaces for good reason - they allow users to talk to an embedded device instead of using touch screens and buttons to execute a command. Conversations take place between two or more people who may be next to each other but are often a couple or more metres apart.
Real-time digital signal processing on the xCORE-200 architecture
Voice interfaces are increasingly popular and ubiquitous in today’s life environment, ranging from well-known teleconferencing systems to upcoming connected natural speech enabled personal assistants. Such new applications are based on a networked topology where processing is distributed on multiple nodes.
Microphone array aggregator enables smart home applications
XMOS has announced what is claimed as the world’s most flexible microphone aggregation solution for Voice User Interfaces (VUIs) in smart home applications. With the ability to aggregate up to 32 MEMS microphones, the xCORE Array Microphone offers USB and I2S backhaul, enabling a new class of array microphones to be created.
X2 for XMOS
In a significant performance upgrade to its multicore MCU platform technology, XMOS has announced it can now support a Gigabit Ethernet MAC in firmware. It will be accessible through its latest generation of devices; the xCORE-200 family.
Processors suit consumer & professional audio applications
Designed to meet the demands of both high-resolution consumer audio and complex multichannel professional audio applications, the xCORE-AUDIO processor family has been introduced by XMOS. The family includes the xCORE-AUDIO Hi-Res-2 and the xCORE-AUDIO Live, both of which are based on the company’s xCORE-200 MCU processor technology.
Multicore MCU enables Gigabit Ethernet IoT
A multicore MCU, which integrates 16 high-performance 32-bit-RISC-processor-cores in a single device, has been introduced by XMOS. The xCORE-200 delivers up to 2000MIPS of real-time computing power and is claimed to be the industry’s first 10/100/1000Gb Ethernet solution available with a programmable MAC layer and internet webserver support. This advanced capability from a low-cost multicore MCU opens up a whole new set of Gigabit-speed IoT...
Development system enables integrated code development
Featuring a base processor board with real-time hardware debug facilities, the xCORE-XA development system has been released by XMOS. The system, which is designed for the company's xCORE-XA range of eXtended Architecture xCORE devices, is offered with xTIMEcomposer Studio tools for integrated code development.
Multicore microcontrollers enable AVB functionality
A four and eight-channel wireless microphone system, featuring Audio-Video-Bridging (AVB) functionality powered by XMOS' xCORE multicore microcontroller, has been released. Comprising a range of microphones and supporting units, the Executive Elite system from Revolabs is designed for easy installation and set up, as well as high audio quality.
XMOS fuels the move to high-fidelity audio
XMOS today announces its Multi-Function Audio (MFA) platform, enabling designers to address the growing demand from consumers and the music industry for higher audio quality from their professional and audiophile products. A fully featured reference design that provides the core USB audio capabilities required in next-generation audio products, the MFA platform leverages XMOS technology already in use by customers such as Meridian, OPPO, Sennheis...