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Streamline DSP Software for High-End Sound Applications

CEVA and DSP Concepts have announced that DSP Concepts’ Audio Weaver tools and TalkTo voice front-end now support the CEVA-X2 and CEVA-BX family of DSPs. Audio Weaver is already being used by a number of customers who are leveraging the design tool to develop advanced audio and voice applications for their CEVA DSP based designs.

Audio Weaver is a graphical configuration tool that enables the simple and rapid development of audio/voice DSP software, and offer designers to benefit from the performance and power of CEVA’s DSPs, yet eliminating the need for native coding and kernel optimization. Audio Weaver is used to easily design, debug, and tune audio processing flows in real-time, cutting product development time by up to 90%.

TalkTo is a high performance far-field voice front-end that leverages Audio Weaver for ease of integration and tuning. When used in conjunction with CEVA’s audio and voice DSPs, product makers can fully exploit the processing performance of the DSP engine and create unique audio and voice features to differentiate their products. The CEVA-X2 and CEVA-BX family of DSPs are ideal for any power-constrained audio/voice use case and are widely adopted to date in SoCs for smartphones, smart speakers, voice assistants, action cameras, and more.

“Embedded software development for audio and voice applications tends to be complex, time consuming and costly,” said Dr. Paul Beckmann, Founder and CTO of DSP Concepts, Inc. “Our Audio Weaver Design Tool significantly simplifies this process for product designers and we’re pleased to offer these capabilities now to CEVA’s broad customer base integrating DSP-based audio and voice functionality into their SoC designs.”

Moshe Sheier, Vice President of Marketing at CEVA, added: “Our collaboration with DSP Concepts brings the benefits of their Audio Weaver tool to our customers, providing an impressive design environment to build out even the most complex audio and voice use cases, in minimal time. We’re already receiving excellent feedback from our joint customers and look forward to expanding our partnership as audio and voice adoption in the everyday products that surround us continue to grow.”

CEVA’s high performance audio and voice DSPs are optimized for intensive sound processing applications. They have been specifically designed to tackle multi-microphone speech processing use-cases, high quality audio playback and post-processing, and on-device sound neural network implementations.Having shipped in billions of devices and with dozens of licensees, these DSPs are also supported by comprehensive software offerings for speech recognition and voice processing that have been developed and optimized in-house at CEVA. In addition, a large 3rd party ecosystem of audio/voice software, hardware and development tools companies have optimized their solutions for CEVA audio/voice DSPs, for a wide array of use cases and applications.

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