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Use Case:

Voice Recognition for Home Appliances & Electrical Devices

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Description

Home Appliances and Electrical Devices of all sorts can provide users significant additional benefits by supporting voice control for those times when touch control is not convenient.

Challenges

  • Potentially obstructed voice path
    • Stationary (architectural columns)
    • Mobile (other people, cabinet doors, appliance doors) obstructions in voice path.
  • Distance
    • Typical distances in Kitchen and other living areas could be 3 to 4 meters or more
  • Noise suppression
    • Constant – exhaust fan, dishwasher, microwave or convection oven fan, etc.
    • Variable – other persons’ speech, vacuum, ceiling fan noises, TV speech, and other audible devices, etc.
  • Development
    • Challenging cost targets
    • Aggressive schedule
    • Avoid a complete board spin

Solution Proposed

  • ArkX Technology
    • Works extremely well even in obstructed voice path
    • Captures voice from up to 9 meters in very noisy environments
    • Features solder-on “module” allowing easy integration onto existing board
    • Utilizes 12 AEC’s to ID, classify and suppress speech originating from TV, audio devices and other extraneous environmental noises
  • Amazon pre-qualified module speeds time to market and reduces development risk
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Far-field Voice Applications

Our voice capture technology can easily be applied to a wide range of voice-enabled smart products and devices.

Appliances
Smart TV’s
Soundbars
Set Top Boxes
Light & Environmental Controls
Speakerphones
Video Conferencing Systems
Whiteboards & Classrooms
Robotics
Security & Monitoring Systems
Retail
Kiosks
Industrial Spaces
Elevators
Automotive
Smart Hubs