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CEVA and Alango Partner to Add Innovative Voice Enhancement Software to DSP Family

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 5:59am
  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- CEVA, Inc. [(Nasdaq: CEVA); (LSE: CVA)], the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, and Alango Technologies, Ltd., a leading developer and licensor of front-end DSP technologies for voice communication and mobile audio, today announced the availability of the latest Alango voice processing software package for CEVA's market-leading CEVA-TeakLite-III™ family of DSPs. Addressing the demand for tighter integration and cost reduction in mobile handset design, the CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP enables the integration of wireless baseband processing with mobile audio, speech, and front-end voice enhancement processing functions offered by Alango, on a single core.

The increased consumer and operator demand for clearer, less distorted voice transmissions in noisy environments has seen the introduction of multiple microphone, beam-forming and noise reduction techniques to wireless and wired communication devices. The Voice Communication Package of front-end voice enhancement technologies developed by Alango includes the patent-pending Adaptive Dual Microphone™ (ADM) algorithm, setting a new standard in noise attenuation by using two omni-directional microphones to significantly reduce background noise, wind and other interference in varying environments, while fully preserving the signal quality.

"Specifically architected for high quality audio and voice processing, the CEVA-TeakLite-III is ideally suited to implement our Voice Communication Package of front-end processing technologies. The high-performance, low-power nature of the DSP and its robust development environment allows our customers to seamlessly enhance their CEVA-based processor designs with our market-leading voice and audio enhancement software and leverage the combined benefits in a cost-efficient manner," said Dr. Alexander Goldin, CEO of Alango.

"Alango has some highly innovative and practical solutions to voice and audio challenges that many of our customers face. Their dual microphone beam-forming technology has proven itself to result in significant quality enhancements that expand the capabilities and utility of voice and audio products. The entire Voice Communication Package is an ideal complement to our CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP family for high-end voice and audio applications in the handset and automotive markets," said Eran Briman, vice president of marketing at CEVA.

  Other voice and audio enhancement capabilities in the Alango package available for the CEVA-TeakLite-III include software modules for acoustic echo cancelation and feedback reduction, automatic noise dependent speaker volume and equalization,  wind noise reduction, dynamic range compression, single-channel noise suppression, EasyListen™ technology slowing down speech in real time and packet loss concealment. The package natively supports High Definition (HD) voice thus enabling seamless transition to HD enabled mobile handsets and other communication devices.

The companies will demonstrate ADM and additional Alango technologies implemented on the CEVA-TeakLite-III at CEVA's booth located at stand 1F33 in Hall 1 during Mobile World Congress, February 14-17 in Barcelona.

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