DSP Group adds DSP Concepts TalkTo™ Voice Front End to new line of floating-point DSP chips

San Jose and Santa Clara, CA – February 25, 2019 – DSP Group, Inc., a global leader in wireless chipsets for a wide range of smart-enabled devices, and DSP Concepts, Inc., a developer of embedded audio processing solutions, have announced that DSP Group’s DBMD7 line of floating-point audio processing chips will incorporate TalkTo™, DSP Concepts’ new audio front end technology for voice-controlled systems. Using advanced microphone processing and machine learning techniques, TalkTo delivers reliable voice control even in high-noise environments.

DSP Group will be demoing the DBMD7 and DSP Concepts’ TalkTo and Audio Weaver® technologies in Hall 2, Stand 2C95MR at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Spain, February 25-28, 2019.

The new DBMD7 contains three floating-point DSP cores and 5 MB of onboard memory, to bring high-powered audio processing into a wider variety of applications where it wasn’t practical before, including add-on audio processing for TVs and set-top boxes, and audio processing for low-power applications such as battery-powered Bluetooth speakers. The addition of DSP Concepts’ TalkTo and Audio Weaver technologies allows product development teams to achieve best-in-the-world voice recognition accuracy and audio performance while reducing development time and cost.

“With the addition of DSP Concepts’ TalkTo and Audio Weaver technologies, product designers can fully and easily tap all the power of our new DBMD7 chips,” DSP Group Chief Marketing Officer Tali Chen said. “Using our chips with TalkTo, they can build voice-controlled products that recognize wake words even in places so loud the end user can barely hear their own voice. Audio Weaver’s modular programming environment makes it easy to adapt the system to any microphone array, and to get the best possible sound quality from any playback device.”

“We’re excited to have TalkTo and Audio Weaver available in DSP Group’s new DBMD7 line,” DSP Concepts CTO and founder Paul Beckmann said. “The DBMD7 makes it easy to add advanced audio processing to systems such as TVs and set-top boxes, where the power of the existing SoC is already maxed out. Its energy-efficient design will help bring our TalkTo technology into new applications such as portable and battery-powered products. DSP Group’s excellent sales and support organizations will make it easier than ever to bring our technologies to these markets.”

About DSP Group

DSP Group®, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSPG) is a global leader in wireless chipsets for a wide range of smart-enabled devices. The company was founded in 1987 on the principles of experience, insight and continuous advancement, consistently delivering next-generation solutions in the areas of voice, audio, video and data connectivity. Experts in voice processing, DSP Group invests heavily in innovation for the smart future, the result is leading-edge semiconductor technology that is enabling our customers to develop a new wave of products that bring enhanced user experiences through innovation like conversation technology. From mobile phones to VoIP and virtual assistants using cloud-based voice services, DSP Group is the answer to the growing demand for the ever-expanding collection of voice controlled smart devices. For more information, visit www.dspg.com.

About DSP Concepts

DSP Concepts, Inc. provides embedded audio processing solutions, including its AWE Core™ audio processing engine, Audio Weaver® graphical development environment, and TalkTo™ line of software-based Audio Front Ends. DSP Concepts specializes in microphone processing, and is the leading supplier to top-tier brands in automotive and consumer products. Founded by Dr. Paul Beckmann in 2003, DSP Concepts is headquartered in Santa Clara, California with offices in Boston, Stuttgart and Shanghai.

The DSP Group logo is a registered trademark of DSP Group, Inc. Audio Weaver® is a registered trademark, and AWE Core™ and TalkTo™ are trademarks, of DSP Concepts, Inc. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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