Synaptics Announces New SoC Line for Voice Interaction

“…the new offering comprises SoC solutions that feature custom wake word support and far-field voice processing capabilities, with processing done on-device.”

Synaptics Announces New SoC Line for Voice Interaction

Synaptics has announced a new System on Chip (SoC) line of solutions for audio processing on connected devices.

Dubbed the AS3xx series, the new offering comprises SoC solutions that feature custom wake word support and far-field voice processing capabilities, with processing done on-device. That applies to the AS390 solution for devices with displays, the AS350 solution for low-power devices, and the AS320 for microcontroller-based devices, all of which are slated to go into sampling in the first quarter of this year.

It’s also true of the AS371 solution, which is sampling now – and which also stands out for its Synaptics Neural Network Acceleration and Processing, or ‘SyNAP’, technology. The AS371 features ‘Automated Speech Recognition’ and ‘Natural Language Understanding’ capabilities, as well as “user identification and behavioral prediction” features, according to a statement announcing the AS3xx series.

Commenting on the new SoC line, Synaptics IoT Division general manager Huibert Verhoeven said it “opens numerous new opportunities across consumer IoT products spanning speakers, displays, set-top-boxes, thermostats, lighting, Wi-Fi repeaters, home appliances and much more.”

The AS3xx series was announced during this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where Synaptics representatives are on hand to offer private demonstrations by appointment.