Driving the voice-enabled TV market forward

23rd July 2019
Lanna Cooper

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.

Developed in the UK and purpose-built for modern living spaces, XMOS’ next generation acoustic algorithms produce a compelling experience in far-field voice control, opening the door to a more natural conversation with technology.

Working intelligently to analyse the acoustic environment, XMOS technology identifies and isolates a voice command from every other sound in the room (including any media streaming through the device itself), enabling far-field voice capture with close range precision.

XMOS algorithms:

  • Stereo Acoustic Echo Canceller: Suppresses unwanted speaker echo and enables barge-in
  • Interference Canceller: Nulls point noise sources to cancel out unwanted background noise.
  • Our Adaptive Delay Estimator dynamically adjusts audio reference signal latency, ensuring the Acoustic Echo Cancellation algorithms deliver a smooth, real time experience.

“The recent uptake and demand for devices featuring voice assistants has continued to surge”, said Simon Bryant, Research Director at Futuresource Consulting. “The strong adoption in multimedia and entertainment is expected to continue and this new device from XMOS addresses what manufacturers who want to add far-field voice control to their product lines will be looking for.”

“Giving people the freedom to control the TV with their voice from anywhere in the room, is a more natural experience - you simply tell your TV what you want to watch.” said Mark Lippett, CEO, XMOS. “Our new far-field voice processor gives developers an easy to implement solution, at a very compelling price.”

  • Watch a demo of the product here and meet XMOS at VOICE Summit, New Jersey, 23rd-25th July, Booth K11 and K12
  • Buy the dev kit from today (it will be available in distribution end August 2019)
  • For XMOS news: 'Alexa, ask XMOS what’s new'

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