Maxx by Waves currently offers three customizable suites of audio enhancement technologies, for both input and output processing: MaxxAudio for studio-quality music, movies and games; MaxxVoice for voice communications; and MaxxSpeech for improved Automatic Speech Recognition performance.
CEVA has established a comprehensive partner ecosystem who provide communication solutions, multimedia software, complementary HW IP, development tools, RTOS, and design services based on CEVA’s signal processing and connectivity solutions.
The CEVAnet™ partner program incorporates more than 100 strategic third party technology partners to form a robust infrastructure around CEVA’s IP offerings.
Imaging & Computer Vision
- Global leader in mobile imaging and computational photography
- Developer of cutting-edge image processing technologies, including the only super resolution commercially available for desktop computers and mobile devices
- Maker of top super resolution software for DSLR, top mobile camera applications for Android
- Mobile imaging solutions vendor to top mobile OEMs in Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan
- Licensor of image processing technologies to leading imaging software developers
Almalence utilizes CEVA-XM4 and CEVA-XM6 for implementing advanced computational imaging technologies that allow to go beyond the hardware constraints and achieve new levels of imaging systems performance and design. The examples are achieving enhanced low light performance and lossless zoom without increasing the size in mobile, lower z-height and wide aperture mobile cameras without compromising the quality, high resolution and aberration-free VR/AR without enlarging the lens, and ultra-thin optical designs utilizing big DSLR sensors.
- Single Camera Solutions for Smartphones
- Dual Camera Solutions for Smartphones
- 360° Camera Solutions
- Motion Sensing Controller Solutions
- Smart Car DVR Solutions
Smart, power efficient and low cost sensors are fundamental for IoT.
Intelligence at the edge is an absolute must to determine what information should be passed up in the chain.
emza Visual Sense has deeply analyzed these challenges and developed extremely efficient machine vision algorithms that enable smart IoT visual sensors.
Gesture Recognition solutions for mobile and home entertainment deviceseyeSight is a leader in Touch Free Interfaces for digital devices. The company was established with the vision to revolutionize the way people interact with digital devices, to create an interaction which is both simple and intuitive. eyeSight’s solution is based on advanced image processing and machine vision algorithms, which analyze real time video input from common built-in cameras. This technology is designed for embedded platforms. It is optimized to operate utilizing minimal CPU and power consumption and supports challenging user environments with poor as well as direct lighting conditions.
eyeSight’s Technology powers Touch Free UI Solutions which enhance the User Experience while operating devices and applications. These UI solutions enable users to use natural hand gestures to control devices and applications.
Computer Vision and Video Enhancement AlgorithmsIRIDA Labs is a platform-independent leading technology provider of software and silicon IPs for Embedded Video Processing. The company possesses significant knowledge in analysis, modeling, design and development of high-fidelity reference components and systems in Video Processing and Computer Vision, using state of the art CPU, GPU and DSP in the context of heterogeneous computing. Our product and technology portfolio includes embedded vision software and silicon IP for high throughput applications such as video stabilization, face detection and recognition, low-light video enhancement, HQV, pedestrian detection and traffic sign recognition addressing mobile, wearables, surveillance, automotive and consumer electronics. Founded in late 2007, IRIDA Labs is a privately-held company with headquarters in Patras, Greece and worldwide sales support, backed by VC and private investors.
IRIS-EnLight (low light video enhancement)
IRIS-EnLight exploits sophisticated image and video processing technologies to enable high quality video under challenging lighting conditions in real-world applications like mobile phones, surveillance cameras and automotive. Images and videos captured in low-light conditions are facing two problems: Insufficient visual information and excessive noise. The IRIS-EnLight core simultaneously addresses these, in order to reach a clear and properly illuminant output.
IRIS-Enlight is not based in an HDR approach thus it does not suffer from the limitation of multi-frame HDR techniques (blurring, ghosting, etc). To this end, and due to the highly innovative techniques employed in this IP core, IRIS-EnLight is able to process video streams in real time and under any motion conditions, without limiting the freedom of the camera user. However, although it is not an HDR module, IRIS-EnLight has inherent HDR characteristics, being able to work evenly well in high dynamic range scenes.
Moreover, by using EnLight, integrators can significantly leverage the functionality and response of the device cameras, by allowing higher shutter speeds, which in other case would lead to darker results and inferior image quality.
IRIS-EnLight has been optimized for the challenging computational environment of mobile devices and can process video streams in real-time and with low-power. It incorporates a bundle of innovative color tone-mapping techniques as well as a proprietary video de-noising system providing high-quality results.
IRIS-ViSTA (video stabilization)
IRIS-VISTA is a unique video stabilization software module bringing advanced imaging capabilities to embedded systems. It is a flexible and scalable solution fully optimized to run in real-time using minimal processing workloads and very low memory bandwidth.
IRIS-VISTA has been optimized for the challenging computational environment of mobile devices and can process video in real-time. The combination of high-quality results and low computational requirements as well as low power consumption makes IRIS-VISTA an excellent solution for mobile appliances.
In addition to motion compensation, IRIS-VISTA allows for the correction of rolling shutter distortion which results in geometric image distortions and in the so called «jelly effect», often present in videos captured with CMOS camera sensors.
IRIS-VISTA – transforming your videos into memories you want to save and share.
SW ISP, Bayer domain algos (temporal noise filters, aberrations corrections), YUV domain algos (edge enhancements, spatial and temporal filtering), Auto exposure, Auto white balance, Auto and continuous focus, Flash control, Computational camera (stereo, depth, object segmentations and tracking, fusion), CV algorithms porting and optimization.
mPerpetuo provides a full Halide language port that can generate CEVA-XM code and a full runtime environment to execute those pipelines on the CEVA-XM hardware. These tools and technologies form the core necessary to develop imaging algorithms targeted at the CEVA-XM using the Halide language. In addition, CEVA and mPerpetuo provide a reference imaging pipeline that can be used as a basis for building custom camera acquisition, display, image processing and vision applications. This pipeline contains all of the key basic blocks of image processing from raw sensor input to denoised and color processed final output. It is highly customizable and built in a modular fashion in which new blocks can be added easily, and existing blocks can be modified or replaced as needed according to customer’s design. On top of this baseline image pipeline, mPerpetuo also provides additional visual code generation tools to ease the process of software development with Halide, and consultation in optimizing and working with Halide on the CEVA-XM family of products. mPerpetuo and CEVA will join forces to train and enable their joint customers – to migrate their ISP’s to Halide.
3D Face and emotions technologynViso is a leading provider of emotion recognition software that interprets human facial micro-expressions and eye movements captured through video. Its solutions use proprietary 3D facial imaging technology with artificial intelligence to track hundreds of different facial points to recognize human emotions. The company uniquely combines the latest advancements in computer science, engineering and behavioral sciences to make automatic emotion recognition a viable reality using any image based device. Its proprietary analytical techniques are based on theoretical work by Dr. Paul Ekman, which demonstrates that emotions can be precisely recognized by minor changes in micro-expressions in the face. nViso is based at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL)
3D facial imaging technology is a key component in a new
CEVA-XM4 and CEVA-XM6
wave of natural user interfaces (NUIs) that can analyze and understand facial movements. A primary use model of the nViso technology is to interpret people’s emotions by tracking hundreds of micro-expressions and movements to gain a more accurate and real-time understanding of the user’s emotional reactions to any media content, gaming or interactive experience. The nViso facial imaging engine is also able to recognize people’s age, gender, eye movements and other factors that can be used to deliver a more personalized experience to users.
Pisofttech is a leading provider of panoramic solutions.
- We provide binocular panoramic stitching SDK based on CEVA-XM4 platform to help panoramic product to achieve real-time high frame rate image stitching. Designed to be optimized for CEVA platform, our SDK can be integrated into the product system simply to ensure a fast and stable shipment.
- We also provide SDK for panoramic APP on Android and IOS platform. Key features for this SDK: panoramic image preview, panoramic player, face beautification, social sharing (support Facebook, YouTube and other mainstream social platforms)
Mobile imaging solutionsVisidon is a leading software vendor for mobile imaging. It specializes in innovative technology and solution development helping device manufacturers and service providers to create unique imaging experience. Visidon’s well known technologies for facial image analysis, object tracking and recognition are designed for embedded and mobile platforms being optimized for low computing and energy efficiency. Visidon is expert in developing image processing algorithms and computer vision technologies. Its software has been successfully deployed in handsets and tablet products worldwide helping device makers to differentiate with excellent imaging functionalities. New Visidon solutions for computational photography and image enhancement bring mobile image quality to totally new level and enable applications to entertain and make it easier for users to capture and enjoy great photos.
Visidon offers SDK products for various imaging applications, like face detection and tracking, smile and blink detection, age and gender recognition, face recognition, and face beautification that are technologies enabled by Visidon VDFaceSDK products. In addition to facial image processing software, Visidon offer SDKs for other camera and video solutions, such as object tracking, shake detection and low-light image capturing, for example. Visidon’s super fast and energy efficient software solutions are optimal for wide range of application with high requirements.
LTE UE Software Suite for DevicesAricent is a global innovation technology and services firm focused exclusively on communications and a leading supplier of end-to-end LTE software frameworks as well as telecom design, R&D and integration services. The company’s library of over 125 licensable products, including communication modules and software stacks and pre-packaged frameworks jumpstart development cycles and help reduce design costs.
Aricent’s LTE UE Software Suite is a comprehensive software package which assists device manufacturers and chipset vendors in accelerating the development of LTE enabled devices. Aricent LTE UE software suite supports the CEVA-XC and CEVA-X DSP cores
LTE eNodeB PHYArrayComm is a provider of LTE and WiMAX physical layer solutions for wireless infrastructure and client device applications. ArrayComm is a world leader in Multi-Antenna Signal processing, delivering commercial A MAS™ software now that combines MIMO, beamforming, and interference cancellation to improve end user experiences and radio network economics through gains in coverage, client data rates, and system capacity. The company’s comprehensive and flexible PHY solutions include optimized DSP software and hardware accelerators that save development costs and time-to-market.
ArrayComm’s LTE eNodeB PHY is a fully scalable baseband physical layer solution incorporating industry-leading A-MAS™ multi-antenna signal processing software. ArrayComm have implemented their LTE eNodeB PHY on the CEVA-XC DSP core.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth RF IPCatena has since its establishment in 1986 developed as a center of excellence in Radio Frequency Communication, Analog, Mixed Signal and Digital Signal Processing. Evidence of our success is the continuous growth of the group, our expanding international customer base as well as our long standing strategic partnership with major semiconductor manufacturers.
Catena’s Connectivity RF IP portfolio includes optimized, very low power Bluetooth Smart radio, Bluetooth Smart Ready radio, Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac 1×1 and MIMO) radios and combo Bluetooth / Wi-Fi radio. The radio IPs are available on a number of process nodes including GLOBALFOUNDRIES and TSMC, and may be ported to alternatives based on customer requirements.
Bluetooth Low Energy RF transceiver which provides the Physical Layer, Bit Stream Processing and Air interface Packet assembly and disassembly. It can support IEEE802.15.4 and proprietary standards from 62.5 kbps up to 4 Mbps.
Software-based GPS SolutionFounded in 2008, Galileo Satellite Navigation is a leading provider of software based GNSS receivers, GNSS simulators and GPS Indoor Navigation Infrastructure solutions. GSN’s GNSS portfolio allows mobile vendors, networking and digital home vendors to minimize costs and extend flexibility and robustness of their GNSS requirements. GSN’s software-based GNSS receiver not only reduces manufacturing costs – it provides superior flexibility, configurability, and upgradability.
- Flexible software platform can be easily adapted to customer requirements.
- Highly configurable to support a wide variety of applications.
- Software platform offers simple upgradability and future-proof Enhance customer quality-of-experience, as the customer becomes part of the process
- GPS receiver activity is optimized per-application, saving on battery resources.
- Multi-system receiver – supporting GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, COMPASS, and SBAS
CEVA and GSN have partnered to offer a fully programmable GNSS Receiver IP core. The system fully supports GPS navigation and the solution scalability supports multiple GNSS constellations and A-GPS. Minimal hardware accelerators can reduce power consumption by as much as half. The receiver supports snapshot operation mode for ultra-low-power mobile scenarios. The GNSS IP Core architecture supports CEVA-XC Core as well as CEVA-TeakLite-III and delivers outstanding performance while maintaining minimal consumption of its processing power and without compromising on power consumption.
As an experienced CEVAnet partner, GSN provides highly-optimized GNSS IP integration, assuring highly reliable performance and quick time-to-market. CEVA’s DSP cores provide industry-leading processing power, ensuring future-proof performance as requirements evolve. Existing CEVA customers may be able to utilize their CEVA DSP for existing and future solutions to added embedded GPS capabilities.
GSN’s soft GNSS receiver running on CEVA-XC is a powerful IP core which is designed to interface with host processors in navigation and mobile platforms. This powerful GNSS soft receiver integrates with any RF frontend without any hardware add-ons, significantly minimizing the silicon footprint of the solution. The receiver includes a powerful baseband software signal processing engine to achieve the highest positioning performance even at low signal level conditions.
ISDB-T SoftwareIdea! Electronic Systems is a leading engineering design-house and IP provider for the Digital TV industry. The company’s best-in-class technology and IP portfolio includes complex DTV modulators and demodulators for a variety of standards including DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-C and ISDB-T, as well as other components of the Digital TV system such as Digital Frontend and FEC IPs. The company’s DSP based demodulation solutions significantly save development costs and time-to-market of multimode DTV demodulators.
Idea! Electronic Systems offers a complete software based ISDB-T solution implemented on the CEVA-XC DSP core. The ISDB-T solution is based on CEVA’s Multimode DTV reference Architecture enabling running multiple DTV standards on the same programmable platform.
Ultra Low-Power Indoor and Outdoor Mobile PositioningNestwave is a startup in Paris, France, developing advanced Indoor and Outdoor, Low-Power Mobile Positioning technology and solution. With accuracy similar to GPS, ubiquitous coverage and longer battery life, the solution is ideal for Smartphones and the Internet of Things.
3G (HSPA) Software PartnerPA is a global technical consultancy firm, with a strong team focused on communication and wireless technologies. PA offers wide range of software radio solutions and services for 3G Layer-1 Signal Processing and has a strong experience with DSP processors. PA also provides independent technical support and advisory for vendors, regulators, operators and users of mobile systems.
PA Consulting offers integrated 3G (HSPA) PHY software optimized for the CEVA-XC323 targeting all different wireless infrastructure applications from Femto up to Macro.
Tempow provides state of the art Bluetooth protocol stack optimized for multi streaming of audio to several speakers, headsets and to true wireless earbuds. Moreover, several earbuds or headsets can be connected to a single phone to take part of a conference call (without using the speaker mode). You can also enjoy real time translation: each member can speak and hear in his language.
Turbo DecodersTurboConcept is an industry-reference provider of Intellectual Property Cores (IP Cores) for turbo and LDPC codes. Since the company was created in 1999 we have been at the forefront of innovation in Forward Error Correction (FEC). TurboConcept has been contributing actively in open standardization bodies like DVB and has developed a large product portfolio of standard and proprietary customized solutions. More than 50 License Agreements have been registered with customers convinced with the high quality and reliability of our products.
TurboConcept provides silicon-proven wireless PHY Cores offering the best level of performance in terms of silicon cost and power consumption and support three PHY layer specifications: HSPA, LTE and WiMAX.
Audio, Voice and Speech
ZIRENE® SOUND is a HD quality audio enhancement solution. It significantly improves the output sound quality of audio playback devices such as smartphones, tablets, TVs, soundbars, Head Mounted Displays, headphones and other kinds of devices in which audio is an essential part of the user experience.
The CEVA solution includes the following features:
- Transducer Equalisation
- Bass Enhancement
- Dynamic Range Compressor (DRC)
- Virtual Surround Sound 2.0 for headphones and narrow spaced stereo speakers
Voice Processing TechnologiesAlango is a leading provider of voice processing technologies for mobile and other types of voice communications. Alango technologies are distinguished by high voice quality as well as their robustness to different types of noises and possible non-linear distortions in a voice communication system. Alango technologies are designed to provide maximum ease of integration into baseband software as well as other applications and computational environments. They require little fine-tuning for a specific acoustic environment or product. Besides, developed auxiliary procedures allow automatic estimation of acoustic parameters of a product and technology fine-tuning providing the best possible performance. Significant Alango advantages are its flexibility in its business model and excellent support provided to technology licensees and equipment manufacturers.
Voice Communication Package (VCP)
The package includes:
- Acoustic Echo Cancellation with residual echo suppressor and comfort noise generator;
- Automatic Gain Control with fast release time and high robustness to noise;
- Noise Suppression; – Multipband Dynamic Range Compression for speech ineligibility enhancement;
There are Full, Lite and Compact versions of the package implementing different tradeoffs between MIPS, Memory and processing delay parameters. These versions cover all possible types of applications providing the best possible performance for available resources.
Technologies from the Voice Communication Package are very well integrated with each other sharing the same subband decomposition schemes and some computational blocks. However, if necessary, each of them can be used as a standalone technology.
Adaptive Directivity Microphone (ADM) technologies
These microphone array technologies allow building adaptive directional microphones of different directivity order utilizing 2 or more omnidirectional microphones. Applications include advanced mobile phones as well as more traditional applications for directional microphones., ADM provides the following advantages over conventional, acoustic directional microphones:
- Better SNR improvements;
- Much easier to build into a mobile device;
- Very low sensitivity to wind;
- No proximity effect;
There are two version of ADM technology:
Low delay version for real life sound reinforcement systems with overall delay less than 4ms;
Low MIPS version for mobile communications sharing the subband decomposition scheme with Voice Communication Package;
Noise Dependent Equalization (NDE)
Noise Dependent Equalization dynamically changes/equalizes the sound produced by a mobile communication device speaker according to user’s environment. The objective of the technology is to modify the reproduced sound in way so that it is always intelligible but not annoyingly loud in changing noisy conditions. This is achieved by monitoring the intensity and spectral properties of the environmental noise and modifying the reproduced sound accordingly. This technology virtually eliminates the need for volume control on mobile communication devices such as mobile phones and hands-free car kit.
Bongiovi DPS is a patented algorithm that optimizes audio in real time.
DPS Profiles are created and implemented for ultimate audio flexibility in any sound scenario.
At the heart of DPS is our profile system. A DPS profile contains over 120 calibration points that configures the patented DPS algorithm. Each profile is carefully crafted by Bongiovi acoustic engineers. These profiles are used to optimize the audio signal in real-time; for the output device (speakers), environment (high noise), and to emphasize a “sound” or other desired effects.
CSpotter voice trigger and command
Sensor Fusion TechnologyCyweeMotion is a leading solution provider of motion processing software, firmware, and IP for mobile, wearable, and IoT devices. The team was a spin-off from Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) with more than ten years’ experience in motion sensing technology. CyweeMotion’s technology enables sensor fusion, gesture recognition, contextual awareness and pedestrian navigation (PDR) in a highly power efficient manner.
CyweeMotion provides total solution to enable faster time-to-market and our offering includes firmware, motion libraries, and related APIs in Android. CyweeMotion solution powers world’s established Mobile OEM partners such as HTC, Lenovo and is qualified in the mobile device market.
Our fusion technology supports features below and also is customizable for specific application requested by customer
- 9-axis Sensor Fusion
- Fusion mode switch
- Automated Magnetometer Calibration
- Real-time Gyroscope Calibration
- Compass heading
- Variable Sensor Sample Rates
- Intelligent Power Management
- Stationary – Device Face up
- Stationary – Device Face Down
- Dynamic – Walking
- Dynamic – Running
- Signification Motion Detection
- Step counter
- Pedestrian Navigation(PDR)
Low bit rates speech compression solutions including AMBE® vocodersFounded in 1988, Digital Voice Systems, Inc. (DVSI) of Westford, Massachusetts, is a world leader in the development of low data rate, high-quality speech compression products used in digital communications and storage applications.
AMBE+2™ 2.0 – 9.6 kbps DVSI’s latest technology featuring toll-quality, full-duplex, real-time voice compression software
AMBE+™ 3.0 – 9.6 kbps Toll-quality, full-duplex, real-time voice compression software
AMBE 2.0 – 9.6 kbps Full-duplex, real-time voice compression software
IMBE™ 2.4 – 9.6 kbps Full-duplex, real-time voice compression software
Dirac HD Sound®Founded in 2001, Dirac Research is a premier R&D company specializing in high-performance digital sound optimization, room correction and sound field synthesis. The company was founded by researchers from the Signals & Systems Group of Uppsala University, Sweden, which has fostered 8 Nobel Prize laureates. With Dirac’s patented toolbox for efficient and accurate audio system optimization, customers such as BMW, Bentley, Rolls Royce and Datasat Digital Entertainment have achieved dramatically improved sound quality and a shortened time-to-market.
The Dirac HD Sound solution is a mixed-phase loudspeaker correction technology that optimizes a sound system’s transient reproduction and frequency response for optimal performance and clarity. This software offering has now been fully optimized for the native 32-bit processing capabilities of the CEVA-TeakLite-III architecture, ensuring a cost-efficient low power and low system overhead solution, even within constrained systems. The Dirac HD Sound technology has been proven across a range of high-end audio applications in the consumer, cinema, professional and automotive markets. The technology is customized to a specific sound device and enhances many audio and voice aspects, including voice correction, stereo image correction, bass correction, listening fatigue minimization, and tonal and transient correction. Resonances, diffraction, group delay errors, etc., are all minimized.
Further advantages include the following:
- Sound system design flexibility is greatly enhanced by the ability to tailor the loudspeaker/earphone response digitally without hardware changes.
- Similar sound characteristics can be achieved across multi-sourced speaker/earphone solutions by applying customized filters with the same target response.
- Better and less expensive loudspeakers/earphones (“smart speakers”) can be obtained by designing them grounds up with Dirac HD Sound, for example extending the bass response of a small enclosure such as in flat-screen TV
- Brings out the full potential of any playback system, regardless of acoustic design limitations such as encountered in the mobile and TV industries
HD Audio codecsDolby Laboratories is a recognized innovator in audio entertainment. Established by Ray Dolby, the company first developed noise reduction systems to improve recorded sound quality. Now, the name Dolby is synonymous with quality audio throughout the world.
Multi-stream, multi-channel audio codecs:
- Dolby Digital
- Dolby Digital Creator (DDCE)
- Dolby Digital Plus
- Dolby TrueHD
- Dolby Pro Logic IIx
- Dolby MS10
- Dolby MS11
- Dolby Volume
- Dolby Mobile
All the Dolby codec implementations for CEVA cores are fully certified by Dolby and can be obtained directly from CEVA.
HD Audio codecsDTS, Inc. (NASDAQ:DTSI) is dedicated to making digital entertainment exciting, engaging and effortless by providing state-of-the-art audio technology to hundreds of millions of DTS-licensed consumer electronics products worldwide. From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory audio format in the Blu-ray Disc™ standard and is now increasingly deployed in enabling digital delivery of movies and other forms of digital entertainment on a growing array of network-connected consumer devices. DTS technology is in home theaters, car audio systems, PCs, game consoles, DVD players, televisions, digital media players, set-top boxes, smart phones, surround music software and every device capable of playing Blu-ray discs. Founded in 1993, DTS’ corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas, California with its licensing operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland.
Multi-stream, multi-channel audio codecs:
- DTS Decoder
- DTS Encoder
- DTS HD High Resolution Decoder
- DTS HD Master Audio Decoder DTS Express (LBR) Decoder
- DTS Extended Surround (ES)
- DTS 96/24
- DTS Neo:6
3D positional audio for mobile gamingKORG is a world leader audio company offering the finest electronic musical instruments and software plug-ins using the latest technologies and algorithms.
3D sound positioning technology that takes one or more signals representing individual voices, instruments or sound effects, applies processing to position each input independently at the chosen location in 3D space, and mixes the results down to the number of channels required for the target delivery system, whether stereo earphones, speakers, or multi-speaker surround systems.
- Voice trigger
- Noise reduction
- Acoustic echo canceller
Dynamic Speaker Management
Mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and ultrabooks, experience huge challenges when it comes to speaker design. They must balance a desire for bigger sound, better sound quality, lower power, and improved reliability against the increasingly smaller size of micro speakers.
Electromagnetic micro speakers have a permanent magnet and a voice coil attached to a diaphragm that pushes the air to create sound. A micro speaker is enclosed in a protective box that provides the back volume for the speaker to push against and project sound. However, micro speakers have inherent problems: they are not very loud, they have no bass response, they can break easily, and they can be easily overdriven to the point where the sound is distorted.
Our patented Dynamic Speaker Management (DSM™) technology overcomes these challenges for micro speakers. The result is that DSM creates a much louder and richer sound experience over conventional technologies.
In addition, DSM provides:
- High performance with richer bass and preservation of stereo Image
- Maximum protection through voice coil thermal protection and excursion limiting
- Voice interoperability that works with speakerphone AEC
- Low-cost solution that minimizes hardware DSP redundancy
The Windows Media Audio decoder decodes audio streams that were encoded by the Windows Media Audio Encoder. The encoder and decoder support three categories of encoded audio: Windows Media Audio Standard, Windows Media Audio Professional, and Windows Media Audio Lossless.
At Nuance, our people and our technology have pioneered the highest functioning speech software in the world, perfecting the ability for machines to recognize and emulate the human voice. We design and deliver technologies that intuitively link man, machine and the global storehouse of knowledge to help companies and consumers work seamlessly and intelligently with the world.
Our rich heritage, strong financial background, innovative technology and pervasive solutions are the pillars that form the foundation of Nuance Communications today.
- Voice Activation Technology
LifeVibes VoiceExperienceNXP Software is a leading global software vendor for mobile multimedia. It specializes in innovative solutions and applications that help service providers and device manufacturers deliver extraordinary media experiences. Through its LifeVibes solutions and partnerships across the mobile eco-system, NXP Software enables service providers to reach the market quickly with secure, multi-screen services that recreate living-room quality on any screen. Its deep expertise in voice enhancement ensures clear, natural communication in every situation. And its LifeVibes software allows device makers to unlock the full potential of software and hardware platforms, bringing added enjoyment and differentiation to connected devices. LifeVibes software enriches communicating, creating and sharing, so people can enjoy life’s special moments to the full. LifeVibes is a trademark of NXP Software
NXP Software’s LifeVibes VoiceExperience software engine has been deployed in more than 700 mobile phones, smartphones and tablets up to date and used in more than 130 countries worldwide across more than 30 different network operators. It meets all strictest Network Carriers voice quality requirements and industry standards (like HD Voice logo, GSMA VoLTE, etc.). NXP Software is a Google Open Handset Alliance member with an extensive knowledge and competence in voice integration in the latest Android versions, as well as in any other mobile Operating System or mobile platform. NXP Software offers worldwide local customer support providing integration, tuning and deployment assistance to its customers in local time zones and local languages.
LifeVibes VoiceExperience includes:
- Equalization on downlink (RX) and uplink (TX) signal
- Volume Control
- Reduction on background noise in the downlink (RX) signal without affecting the speech quality
- Comfort Noise Injection
- Automatic Intelligibility enhancement of the downlink (RX) speech signal according to the surrounding near-end background noise
- Loudness Maximization on the downlink (RX) signal without affecting the Acoustic Echo Cancellation or Full duplex quality
- Auto Gain control on downlink (Rx) and uplink (TX) signals
- Acoustic Echo Cancellation with state-of-the-art Full Duplex communication quality for all communication modes (Handheld, Hands Free, Headset modes)
- 1-microphone or 2-microphone background noise reduction
- Reduction of ambient traffic noise typical for emerging markets on downlink (RX) and uplink (TX) signal
- Superior speech quality for narrowband (8KHz) and wideband (16KHz) speech
Voice RecognitionRubidium Ltd. is a leading developer of Speech Processing solutions that cover the entire spectrum of voice dialog systems: input, output and interaction. Rubidium’s development team is made up of expert DSP engineers and sound professionals. With over seventeen years experience in the market, we are constantly innovating and raising the bar in areas such as speech recognition (ASR), text-to-speech (TTS), speech compression and storage, biometric speaker identification/verification, beamforming and handsfree voice-trigger features. We take great pride in helping OEMs and product designers provide their customers with a reliable, accurate, hands-free and productive user experience. Our low cost, small footprint, multi-lingual Voice User Interface (VUI) solutions enable consumer and mobile product developers to introduce the sleekest user-friendly products to market, while ensuring a quick development cycle and keeping their BOM as low as possible. Rubidium’s software has been optimized to leverage the power and flexibility of the TeakLite DSP family, delivering outstanding performance for any advanced, voice-enabled application
Rubidium’s speech processing technologies, developed in-house by a team of experts with years of hands-on scientific and industry experience, are available as optimized software libraries. The following are some of Rubidium’s core technology offerings:
Automatic Speech Recognition – Small vocabulary, multi-lingual, command-and-control technology to easily and safely control any set of functions through voice commands. For example: call acceptance/rejection, device setup and installation procedure (pairing/calibration/interconnection, etc.), music streaming control, machine operation, handsfree lever/switch/keypad replacement, etc.
Text to Speech – Announces textual content such as names, numbers and phrases in a range of languages with a natural, warm, human-sounding voice.
Biometric Speaker Verification – Offers a small footprint and a low-cost design for effective biometric identification and authentication on any consumer product or mass market device.
Compressed Speech Coding/Playback/Storage – Speech compression algorithms offer storage and playback, or transmission of recorded speech that can be used to play user instruction prompts, device status indications, alert messages, entertaining content, memo recordings or even real-time speech channels. Rubidium also provides support for development of new interaction languages, software code porting, optimization, integration, customization and engineering requirements specific to our customers’ software or hardware platforms.
TrulyHandsFree™Sensory, Inc. is the leader in speech technologies for consumer products, offering a complete line of IC and software-only solutions for speech recognition, speech synthesis, speaker verification, music synthesis and more. Sensory’s products are widely deployed in consumer electronic applications including Smart Phones, Automotive, Bluetooth™ products, toys, and various home electronics. Sensory’s customers represent the leaders in consumer electronics, including such companies as AT&T, BlueAnt Wireless, Hasbro, JVC, Kenwood, Mattel, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Uniden, VTech, Samsung and Sony.
Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree™ Voice Control technology builds upon the initial success of TrulyHandsfree™ Trigger, and now offers multiple phrase technology that recognizes, analyzes and responds to dozens of keywords. It consistently recognizes phrases even when embedded in sentences and surrounded by noise. Traditional approaches to keyword spotting have failed in high noise and frequently false fire, but TrulyHandsfree™ has excellent accuracy without false fires even in high noise and speech. Smartphones, Bluetooth devices and consumer electronics for the home and the car can now offer a TrulyHandsfree experience from beginning to end. The fully programmable CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP enables the lowest power TrulyHandsfree implementation in the market, while leaving plenty of headroom to support other audio/voice related functions in software.
Broadband P2P ANC – Active Noise Cancellation for headsets
Tempow provides state of the art Bluetooth protocol stack optimized for multi streaming of audio to several speakers, headsets and to true wireless earbuds. Moreover, several earbuds or headsets can be connected to a single phone to take part of a conference call (without using the speaker mode). You can also enjoy real time translation: each member can speak and hear in his language.
VOCAL provides a broad range of Voice design solutions to support a variety of voice applications as well as voice communications over radio, mobile, PSTN and IP networks. Our voice designs may be configured from a suite of speech compression, echo cancellation, noise reduction and beamforming solutions to support your specific development effort.
- Voice Compression– ITU, GSM, wideband and industry standard voice codecs
- Echo Cancellation– ITU compliant line/network and acoustic echo cancellers
- Noise Reduction– reduce background noise in challenging environments
- Adaptive Beamforming– acoustic beamformers for hands-free, mobile and voice conferencing applications
- Voice Quality Enhancement– a comprehensive, easily configurable voice solution
Multi-Core Interconnect IPArteris, provides Network-on-Chip interconnect IP and tools to accelerate System-on-Chip semiconductor (SoC) assembly for a wide range of applications. Results obtained by using the Arteris product line include lower power, higher performance, more efficient design reuse and faster development of ICs, SoCs and FPGAs.
- CEVA DSP Cores
CEVA and Arteris have collaborated to bring Arteris’ advanced FlexNoC interconnect IP together with CEVA’s industry-leading DSP cores in a highly-optimized, high performance multi-core solution.
CPU architectures and coresCortus S.A.S. is a technology enabler for rapidly growing applications including Internet of Things (IoT), wearable electronic devices, smart sensors and security. It has specialised in 32-bit processor cores which can significantly reduce manufacturing costs while achieving computational performance and power constraints. Integrated circuits containing Cortus cores have been manufactured in high volumes for a wide range of applications including automotive, CMOS imaging, M2M controllers, secure execution, sensors, SIM cards, PayTV cards, smart metering and wireless.
The Cortus APS3 is a fully 32-bit processor designed specifically for embedded systems. It features a tiny silicon footprint (the same size as an 8051), very low power consumption, high code density and high performance. A full development environment (for C and C++) is available for customisation and branding for final customer use. The ecosystem around the APS3 is rich and well developed; it includes tools, peripherals typical of embedded systems, bus bridges to ensure easy interfacing to other IP and system support and functions such as cache and memory management units. The APS3 processor core is currently in production in a range of products from security applications to ultra low power RF designs.
CEVA and Rambus (ex Snowbush) have collaborated to provide complete SATA & SAS solutions, combining CEVA’s SATA & SAS Controller IPs with Rambus’ advanced SerDes IPs.
About the RISC-V FoundationRISC-V (pronounced “risk-five”) is an open, free ISA enabling a new era of processor innovation through open standard collaboration. Founded in 2015, the RISC-V Foundation comprises more than 100 members building the first open, collaborative community of software and hardware innovators powering innovation at the edge forward. Born in academia and research, RISC-V ISA delivers a new level of free, extensible software and hardware freedom on architecture, paving the way for the next 50 years of computing design and innovation. The RISC-V Foundation, a non-profit corporation controlled by its members, directs the future development and drives the adoption of the RISC-V ISA. Members of the RISC-V Foundation have access to and participate in the development of the RISC-V ISA specifications and related HW / SW ecosystem. The Foundation has a Board of Directors comprising seven representatives from Bluespec, Inc.; Google; Microsemi; NVIDIA; NXP; University of California, Berkeley; and Western Digital.
Design Services and Development Tools
ARM® RealView® Developer SuiteARM is the industry’s leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions. The company licenses its high-performance, low-cost, power-efficient RISC processors, peripherals, and system-on-chip designs to leading international electronics companies. ARM provides its Partners with a total technology solution comprising cores, tools, platforms, and other Intellectual Property (IP) components required in developing a complete system.
The ARM RealView Developer Suite multi-core debug solution provides the facility to debug multiple ARM plus DSP cores using a single debug environment. The RealView multi-core debug tools consist of:
- RealView Developer Suite RVD Debugger
- RealView RVI run control unit for hardware debug
- RealView Developer Suite add-on options for DSP debug
Approved Design Center for complete SoC designInomize is a professional Research & Development firm specializing in the design and delivery ofhardware solutions and SOC design services. Utilizing proven methodologies, Inomize achieve a firsttime right design in minimal time, with the highest level of quality. Established in 2007, Inomize is a fast-growing company and the largest ASIC design firm in Israel. Among their customers you will find large international corporations and startup companies from Israel, Europeand North America. Inomize offers a wide range of services tailored to meet customers’ project needs and productconstraints in terms of cost, performance and power consumption. Inomize services include: turnkey ASIC projects, architecture definition, algorithms development, RF/Analog mixed signal design, board design, FPGA and more.
Inomize specializes in complete SoC design around wide range of CEVA’s DSPs, starting at the definitionstage, architecture, algorithm, documentations, reviews, digital design, coding, analog, RF design, synthesis and implementation
Multi-Core DebuggerLauterbach is the leading manufacturer of JTAG debuggers and real-time trace tools. Highest quality, innovation and expert support have lead to Lauterbach’s worldwide leadership in the JTAG and in-circuit-emulator market. It is an international, well-established company with branch offices in the US, Europe, Japan and China.
Lauterbach’s Trace32-PowerDebug enables CEVA customers to conduct real-time debugging of multi-core environments that incorporate CEVA DSPs.
The TRACE32-Powerdebug supports Multi-Core debugging together with other cores (e.g. ARM, MIPS or C166). All trigger and trace features of the chip are supported. Graphical variable displays and dedicated commands to handle large arrays support the development of DSP specific code.
Working together, Lauterbach and CEVA significantly accelerate application and chip development for complex, multi-core System-on-Chip (SoC) thanks to concurrent multi-core debugging of CEVA DSP Cores. This is a key element in the development and testing of SoC design where successfully debugging an application running simultaneously on two or more processors is vital to meeting a project’s timeline and its time-to-market. Lauterbach’s TRACE32 Debugger works with either multiple CEVA DSP cores or a combined CEVA DSP and other microprocessors.
MooreElite has launched the IP Cloud service in July 2018 with the most comprehensive IP platform in Chinese Semiconductor industry. The platform strives to be the “Google” of Silicon IP; it is already the one stop station that represents more than 100 leading IP suppliers for IC designers seeking IP solutions. Responding to the high demand from the Chinese market, CEVA has offered the IP solutions in the portal, http://cloud.mooreelite.com/ip. MooreElite IP Cloud platform will also be providing valuable functional assistance for global IP providers and designers with constantly updated News Center and Knowledge Center databases in future updates.
Software Design ServicesTandemG is a software and hardware R&D service provider that specializes in providing solutions to companies around the world. Its client base spans around a range of companies, from startups and up to market leaders. The company’s areas of expertise include RT & Embedded systems, Windows Kernel & Internals, Mobile & Desktop applications and Electronic design.
TandemG specializes in complete solutions, design and implementation involving a wide range of CEVA’s DSPs. TandemG has vast proven experience in definition, architecture, design, implementation and integration. TandemG is all about tailoring suited solutions for embedded and mobile applications according to customer needs.
Software Design ServicesP-Product is a CEVA certified software design center. It specializes in developing, optimizing and porting communications, audio and video algorithms and applications for embedded CEVA DSP platforms. P-Product has extensive expertise in LTE and WiMAX technologies.
P-Product develops efficient implementations of digital signal processing software based on standard or custom specifications using algorithm optimizations and deep implementation optimization. The company has extensive experience in audio and video codec porting.
Multi-Core Debug and MonitoringUltraSoC’s technology helps SoC developers design & debug complicated chips, particularly multi-core The company’s semiconductor IP and software products gives engineers and architects full visibility: making it easy to understand everything in a chip, identify problems, tune performance, reduce power consumption and reduce cost. By hard-wiring non-intrusive vendor-neutral analytics circuitry into the chip, UltraSoC accelerates time-to-market, reduces bugs and increases quality, de-risking the SoC development process.
UltraSoC provides a library of IP components designed to instrument SoC or FPGA designs. Its modular, message-based architecture gathers information about the behavior of the system, non-intrusively and at wire speed to help debugging, development and optimization. UltraSoC blocks are delivered as parameterized soft cores, allowing capabilities to be balanced against gate count according to the needs of the application on a per-instance basis.
This can help identify problems, measure performance, improve operations, reduce power consumption or identify inefficiencies to enable cost reduction.
With the ability to take on all significant parts of the design process ourselves, we offer detailed expertise coupled with a big-picture view that enables us to successfully address any issue that arises during the verification process. By demanding complete accuracy and taking into account all the intricacies of each specific case, including schedules, resource limitations and technical specifications, Veriest is able to achieve the very best levels of efficiency.
IP Model Libraries
CMX-RTX™Since 1990, CMX Systems has offered very small and blazingly fast Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS), TCP/IP stacks, CANopen protocols, and Flash File Systems for virtually any embedded application. CMX also distributes a significant number of compiler tools from a variety of popular manufacturers to provide a single purchasing source for embedded designers. All CMX software is economically priced, requires no royalties, and features free source code and fast, expert technical support.
CMX-RTX is a truly preemptive, multi-tasking RTOS supporting the Palm and Teaklite series of processors. This “lean and mean” RTOS offers the smallest footprint, the fastest context switching times, and the lowest interrupt latency times available on the market today. CMX-RTX is licensed with a low, one-time fee and features full source code, no royalties on shipped products and free technical support and software updates.
Enea’s flagship product family, OSE™, was introduced in 1984, and has become the world’s most tested and trusted real-time operating system. OSEck (OSE Compact Kernel) is a DSP-optimized version of Enea’s full-featured OSE RTOS. Occupying as little as 8 kbytes of memory, OSEck delivers fully-preemptive, event-driven real-time response and features built-in error detection and handling. This combination makes OSEck ideal for telecom, datacom, automotive, industrial control, medical and mil/aero applications with tight memory constraints that require reliable real-time control and signal processing.
ThreadX Real-Time Operating System (RTOS)Located in San Diego, California – Express Logic’s mission is to provide the absolute best quality software solutions for deeply embedded applications. In addition to providing the very best software products, we philosophically believe in licensing our products in a non-royalty fashion along with providing complete source code. This combination of having superior products and a practical business model is paying huge dividends. The name recognition and popularity of ThreadX is growing tremendously from year to year.
ThreadX is Express Logic’s advanced Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) designed specifically for deeply embedded applications. ThreadX has many advanced features, including its picokernel™ architecture, preemption-threshold,™ event-chaining,™ and a rich set of system services. Combined with its superior ease-of-use, ThreadX is the ideal choice for the most demanding of embedded applications.
RTXC Quadros RTOSCount on Quadros Systems to provide you with the right technology for your embedded project. From real-time operating systems to file systems; from embedded USB solutions to high performance TCP/IP stacks, we have what you need to complete a successful development project.
The RTXC RTOS has been leading the way in innovation. The breakthrough RTXC Quadros RTOS is a fundamentally different approach to real-time operating systems.
We have designed our RTOS to address the changing requirements of embedded systems:
- Small footprint
- Powerful performance
- Reliable operation
- Highly efficient processing
We are not content to continue to sell technology that is just “good enough.” Our multi-kernel approach is based on the fact that no single processing model can hope to address the needs of all embedded applications. We used our years of RTOS experience as a launching pad for this new design that provides the flexibility to efficiently support the divergent needs of embedded platforms: DSP, MCU, MPU, convergent (DSP+MPU) and multicore.
SMIC offers Hard Macros based on CEVA DSP Cores
All CEVA DSP cores and platforms
Based on its early experience, D&R licenses technology and services to make IP sharing and reuse happen worldwide and in each electronic design enterprise through 3 major products.
To IP providers, D&R offers the best vehicle (IP ProviderSstation) for publishing their offers through electronic catalogs, packaging their IPs and optimizing their delivery to customers while providing outstanding customer support. Automated catalog update, easy and efficient client data base management, and reliable IP delivery process will allow them to save resources while creating the best communication channel to their customers for mutual satisfaction; This will let them focus more resources on their excellence domain which is the IP design.
For large intranet corporations, D&R offers an innovative technology (IP consumer Intranet station) for organizing intranet catalogs for pre qualified external supplier and installing IP delivery stations for external suppliers under corporate contract; This will give a better insight to Asic project designers for selecting and using external suppliers and will drastically save time to market for their best Asic designs.
Finally D&R delivers to large corporations the Premier internal reuse station (IP reuse Intranet Station) so efficient and so easy to use that designers can exchange their reusable blocks with close to no overhead.
Within large corporations, information and IP source sharing of internal Intellectual property will become a reality by using D&R Technology; D&R believes that the Electronic design enterprise platforms have to be envisioned and implemented with the help and through the vision of experienced electronic design players in order to fully capture the needs of this community.
The mission of the Alliance is two-fold:
- Inspire and empower product creators to incorporate visual intelligence into new products and applications, and
- Enable Alliance member companies to accelerate success in computer vision by:
- Increasing their visibility among vision system and application developers
- Connecting them with the right ecosystem partners, and
- Delivering insights into market research, technology trends, and customer requirements