XMOS confirmed that its VocalFusion voice technology has been selected by leading electronic and computing Design and Manufacturing Service (DMS) firm, Pegatron Corporation, for its new smart voice assistant Martina. Pegatron’s Martina is powered by XMOS' XVF3000 voice processor, delivering crystal clear voice capture, with connection to Google Cloud Services and natural language recognition technology in Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean.
Pegatron Corporation is a leading DMS (Design and Manufacturing Service) company with extensive experience and proven capabilities in design innovations, product development, vertical integration and after-sale services. Renowned for its solid foundation of research and development in its core technologies, Pegatron's worldwide manufacturing and service sites offers innovative solutions and high value-added services to companies worldwide.
Pegatron offers a diversified product line, including desktop PCs, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, broadband, wireless systems, game consoles, networking equipment, set-top boxes, smart home, servers, auto electronics and more. The Pegatron smart voice assistant Martina, part of its AI portfolio of solutions, uses Google Cloud Services and natural language recognition technology to support Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean languages.
The XMOS XVF3000 voice processor deployed in the Martina unit uses acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) to remove playback audio from the microphone signal allowing users to barge-in and talk over the playback signal. Noise suppression and dereverberation technologies are used to remove unwanted noise and echoes in the captured signal, providing a clear output signal. The microphone follows a voice as it moves around the room (via beamforming), and ensures that even the quietest person in the room can be easily heard.
“The launch of this device further extends the deployment success of the XVF3000 voice processor, and is testament to the XMOS comprehensive far-field voice interface portfolio,” says Mark Lippett, President and CEO at XMOS. “Voice enabled smart speakers, like Pegatron’s Martina, are set to see significant growth, and we are proud to have worked with Pegatron Corporation on this project. We look forward to showing this device at CES in January.”
“The XMOS solution was selected for use in our smart voice assistant due to its superior far-field voice technology,” says Joe Wu, Senior Director at Pegatron Corporation. “Martina, with its cross-platform compatibility and voice driven user interface, has the ability to connect and control a wide range of devices and services using simple voice commands. The quality of the voice processor is therefore critical to its success as a product, and the XMOS solution truly meets our performance requirements.”
During CES 2018, XMOS will be at The Palazzo Hotel, Las Vegas, 9th -12th January 2018. The company will showcase the XVF3000 in Pegatron’s Smart Voice Assistant Martina, alongside their new stereo-AEC solution, the existing VocalFusion 4-Mic kit for Amazon AVS, VocalFusion speaker with linear and circular arrays, far-field voice processing commercial deployments, and human machine interface developments.