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EveryWord ™ Audio Front End (AFE) Voice Processing Module

ULTRA FAR-FIELD DSP AUDIO FRONT END (AFE) FEATURING
CIRRUS LOGIC SOUNDCLEAR® and SENSORY VOICE INTERACTION TECHNOLOGY

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 Audio Front End (AFE) Features

  • Cirrus Logic’s SoundClear voice technology
  • 7 to 9 mic performance using only 3 to 4 mics
  • Exceptional capture range of (>9 meters)
  • H/W accelerated royalty-free Amazon wake-word engine
  • Compatible with most PDM mic arrays
  • Flexible mic array spacing and orientation (2D, 3D, vertical, horizontal)
  • Onboard clocking
  • For applications leveraging existing host/computer board
  • ArkX host F/W for integration
  • Eliminates need for high density PCB
  • Amazon AVS qualified (both 2 and 4 mics)
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EveryWord ™ AFE MODULE

The AFE Module can transform any existing product into a voice enabled product.
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Clear Performance Advantages

  • Captures voice commands:
    • from across the room (>9 meters)
    • in noisy and reverberative environments
    • during loud music/movies
  • Unique ability to discriminate and suppress speech from TV
  • Flexible placement: wall, in-wall, ceiling, dashboard
  • Highly-integrated production-ready module
    • Works with most existing mic array designs
    • Amazon AVS qualified (both 2 and 4 mics)
  • Ultra-low power battery operation for wake-on-word
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Technical Overview

  • Supports linear, Y, square, triangular and 3D mic array geometries
  • Proprietary 3D audio processing technology significantly outperforms beam-forming solutions
  • Full-duplex far-field voice communication
  • Does not require source ducking for reliable interaction
  • Concurrent voice service and voice communication
  • Multiple user tracking
  • 4x bidirectional I2S/TDM audio ports
    • 2x host to AFE
    • 2x available for external connection
  • 12 AECs for superior barge-in and multichannel audio
  • AEC support from mono to 5.1 channel surround
  • GPIO, SPI and I2C connectivity
  • Web server-based console
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EveryWord ™ AFE Module System Overview

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AFE Quick Development Solution for Existing Platforms

ArkX Labs AFE Quick Development Solution for Existing Platforms