TalkTo™ enables the world's first Alexa Mobile Accessory (AMA) certified Voice Neckband

September 3, 2019


 DSP Concepts’ TalkTo™ Audio Front End Enables World's First AMA Certified Alexa Always-On Voice Neckband

Collaboration with Ambiq Micro and Sensory Results in Development of Shenzhen Horn Audio White-Box Headset for Amazon Alexa

Santa Clara, CA – September 3, 2019 – DSP Concepts, Inc., a leading embedded software provider for voice and audio playback processing, today announced the fruition of its partnership with Ambiq Micro, a leading provider of ultra low power processors for hearables and wearables, and Sensory, a pioneer in applying artificial intelligence to embedded voice recognition applications. The collaboration among the three companies enabled Shenzhen Horn Audio to create and deliver the Luduan V4 white-box headset, the world’s first Alexa Mobile Accessory (AMA) certified consumer device.

DSP Concepts joined forces with Ambiq Micro and Sensory in 2018 to help in the development of Ambiq Micro Voice-on-SPOT™ reference design, which enables always-on voice control in ultra-low power consumer devices, including smartwatches, earbuds, smart home end devices, health monitors, and wearables.  The Luduan V4, which uses the Voice-on-SPOT reference design, relies on DSP Concepts’ TalkTo™ audio front end to ensure the AMA certified white-box headset can wake on command and recognize any user’s voice, even when there is substantial background noise.

“The TalkTo voice front end enables ODMs and OEMs to easily and cost effectively integrate a voice user interface with the best-in-class user experience,” said Chin Beckmann, CEO, DSP Concepts. “The Voice-on-SPOT reference design used by Horn Audio exemplifies our ability to address the ultra-low power market, where processing capability is limited. This technology extends beyond headphones, to billions of Internet of Things devices, where a voice interface becomes the only practical human machine interface (HMI) solution.”

Powered by DSP Concepts’ Audio Weaver platform, TalkTo is a suite of advanced microphone-processing algorithms that use advanced beamforming and dynamic, environment-aware noise-suppression to deliver a best-in-class voice experience while also providing maximum power-savings for any given acoustic environment.  Audio Weaver features a unique, hardware-agnostic audio-processing engine with 400+ audio building blocks, and a powerful, graphical design environment that allows product-makers to efficiently create, integrate, and update audio features in consumer and automobile devices.

“We are glad to be collaborating with Sensory and Ambiq Micro to provide world-class voice and playback features on a low-power processing platform that dramatically reduces development time, improves the end-user experience, and saves on manufacturing costs,” commented Dr. Paul Beckmann, CTO and Founder, DSP Concepts. “By using a TalkTo voice-front end for Audio Weaver, ODMs and OEMs are getting more than just a state-of-the-art voice user experience – they’re also getting a highly efficient means of updating and maintaining a product’s audio feature-set over time. This capability is highly valuable in the rapidly evolving world of low-power consumer audio devices.”

About DSP Concepts

DSP Concepts, Inc. provides embedded audio digital signal processing solutions delivered through its Audio Weaver® platform. Audio Weaver’s versatility and flexibility allow it to achieve superior performance from any combination of components. DSP Concepts specializes in microphone as well as playback 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 and Stuttgart.

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