Cypher Partners with CEVA to Offer Innovative Noise Reduction Solution for Mobile, Wearables and Voice-activated Devices
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of DSP and IP platforms for cellular, multimedia and connectivity, and Cypher, a leader in next-generation pattern recognition and audio enhancement solutions announced today that the companies have partnered to offer a noise reduction solution that dramatically improves user voice experience in smartphones, tablets and wearables, and greatly enhances speech recognition performance, in noisy environments. The solution integrates Cypher's innovative voice-isolation software with the CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP in a power- and size-optimized offering, suitable for any low power application, including 'always-on' voice-activated devices.
Cypher will present and demonstrate their voice isolation technology for the CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP in CEVA's booth at Mobile World Congress, March 2-5, Barcelona, Spain. CEVA is located in hall 6, stand A50. For more information, visit http://events.ceva-dsp.com/mwc15/.
Cypher's algorithms are based on a neural network analysis of human speech, which can tell a human voice from other sound sources and isolate it. The voice isolation software can significantly improve the clarity and intelligibility of the speech, even in noisy environments. The CEVA-TeakLite-4's powerful processing capabilities combined with its small footprint and very low power consumption make it ideal to implement DSP-intensive algorithms such as Cypher's voice isolation.
John Walker, CEO of Cypher, stated: "The breadth of applications for voice technology in recent years has expanded beyond handsets to include a whole new range of devices deploying voice activation and control. Our patented voice isolation technology significantly boosts clarity as it eliminates over 99% of background noise and also improves speech recognition as it cuts the word error rate by 40% in noisy environments. The CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP is fully equipped to handle any use case, delivering outstanding performance within a highly compact memory footprint."
Moshe Sheier, director of product marketing, audio and voice at CEVA, stated: "The CEVA-TeakLite family is the industry standard DSP for integrated audio and voice, having powered more than four billion devices to date. We are pleased to add Cypher's voice isolation solution to our rich ecosystem. Cypher brings a unique solution for enhancing voice calls and enables a whole new range of applications where voice activation technology can be utilized for the Internet of Things and beyond."
Cypher is a leader in delivering next-generation pattern recognition and audio enhancement solutions for mobile communications. Cypher software algorithms detect and separate acoustic signals on today's mobile devices in real time, dramatically reducing background noise and significantly improving voice quality and intelligibility. For more information please visit http://www.cyphercorp.com.
About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the leading licensor of cellular, multimedia and connectivity technologies to semiconductor companies and OEMs serving the mobile, consumer, automotive and IoT markets. Our DSP IP portfolio includes comprehensive platforms for multimode 2G/3G/LTE/LTE-A baseband processing in terminals and infrastructure, computer vision and computational photography for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For connectivity, we offer the industry's most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (Smart and Smart Ready), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac up to 4x4) and serial storage (SATA and SAS). One in every three phones sold worldwide is powered by CEVA, from many of the world's leading OEMs including Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Lenovo, HTC, LG, Coolpad, ZTE, Micromax and Meizu. Visit us at www.ceva-dsp.com and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
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