Since the introduction of Amazon Alexa, customers have been delighted that the technology enables them to play music, hear weather reports, control smart home products, and more all without lifting a finger. The Alexa Voice Service (AVS) team works with leading audio technology providers to bring resources and tools to developers who can usher in the next generation of hands-free, voice-powered products.
Today, we’re excited to announce that Microsemi, a semiconductor solutions provider, has released a 2-microphone hands-free audio front end (AFE) solution as part of the expanding Development Kits for AVS offering. The Microsemi AcuEdge™ Development Kit for Amazon AVS enables you to design high-quality voice recognition interfaces for your Alexa-enabled products, while also reducing engineering time and cost.
The kit features audio enhancements for both noise reduction and barge-in processing. Noise reduction allows speech recognition in loud, real-world conditions. Barge-in enables users to interrupt their Alexa-enabled device when it’s playing audio. The development kit supports a 2-microphone configuration for both 180-degree and 360-degree audio pick-up. Developers can get started quickly by prototyping with the AVS sample app for Raspberry Pi.
The Microsemi AcuEdge™ Development Kit for Amazon AVS is generally available to all developers looking for a way to build products with Alexa.
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As an AVS developer, you can build products with access to Alexa’s growing list of capabilities and international availability through our regular API updates, feature launches, and from the thousands of Alexa skills contributed by our active developer community. Best of all, AVS is free to use. Learn how AVS can add rich-powered experiences to your connected products.
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