Andes Technology and Cyberon collaborate to provide
HSINCHU, TAIWAN, Aug 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Cyberon Corporation, a leading provider of in-vehicle voice solutions, and Andes Technology (TWSE: 6533), a leading provider of high efficiency, low power 32/64 bit RISC -V processor cores, announced its collaboration on the industry-leading speech recognition solution, Cyberon DSpotter, exploring Andean DSP-compatible RISC-V processor cores such as the popular D25F and a comprehensive software development environment to provide an environment cost-effective, high-performance software development, and an easy-to-deploy solution.
The development of AI technology has recently brought huge advancements in speech recognition. In addition to voice assistant services based on cloud computing architecture, there is an increasing demand for local speech recognition by edge devices in the market. Recognition of locally executed offline commands provides users with a fast-responding voice operation interface, protects privacy, and reduces development and maintenance costs for device manufacturers.
For many products which have a high demand for voice control, such as wearable devices, home appliances, IoT devices, etc., low computing resource requirements and high recognition performance are important considerations. That’s why Cyberon, with more than 20 years of professional experience, presents its next-generation algorithm, DSpotter, for voice wake-up and local command recognition.
Different from most solutions in the market, Cyberon’s DSpotter adopts a phoneme-based acoustic model to improve the efficiency of customers’ product development. Developers don’t need to collect a large amount of training corpus in advance. They can create the required commands just by entering text. Based on the relevant foundations built over the past few years, Cyberon has developed over 40 global languages for DSpotter. It helps customers to introduce their products to the global market in a timely manner. With regard to recognition performance, DSpotter presents great precision and robustness to noise thanks to the strength of its acoustic model consisting of the TDNN-F architecture. Additionally, the algorithm has been well optimized by Cyberon to accommodate general MCU platforms without using a dedicated neural network processor. In this way, manufacturers can deliver products with voice interfaces through cost-effective hardware.
Additionally, DSpotter’s performance is dramatically improved by leveraging RISC-V DSP / SIMD P-extension (RVP) instructions on AndesCore ™ D25F, a 32-bit RISC-V processor core with a highly optimized 5-step pipeline. RVP allows multiple data to be processed in integer registers in a single cycle, effectively increasing computations for voice, audio, image and signal processing. It also dramatically improves the performance of cutting edge AI involving the above data types. The D25F is the industry’s first proven RISC-V RVP processor and has the most comprehensive ecosystem for development tools, libraries for DSP and neural networks, and audio / voice codecs.
“Advanced computing artificial intelligence technology has gradually entered people’s lives,” said Alex Liou, vice president of the Cyberon Embedded solution BU. “Cyberon’s DSpotter algorithm helps developers reduce the costs of developing speech recognition applications. We provide a convenient and easy-to-use tool for creating custom orders for global languages. Developers can effectively create various speech recognition applications to meet the strong and diverse demands of in the market. The collaboration with Andes extends the application of DSpotter technology to RISC-V platforms and demonstrates excellent computing and recognition performance. It is hoped that it will bring more products with intelligent and convenient voice interface to people’s lives. “
“Intelligence is now part of everyone’s daily life, which enables not only cloud computing, but also advanced computing,” said Simon Wang, director of technical marketing at Andes Technology and in charge of IT. RISC-V computing acceleration ecosystem. “Andes offers a complete series of 32- and 64-bit RISC-V processor cores with high compute efficiency and low power consumption for general computing solutions. In addition, we provide AI solutions based on RVP, RVV and ACE instruction extensions with the support of Andes NN SDK and have cooperated with partners to extend our solutions. We are delighted to be working with Cyberon to offer highly competitive voice recognition and voice assistant solutions for cutting edge devices based on the power of AndesCore ™ D25F in particular. its RVP support.
About Cyberon Corporation
Cyberon Corporation, headquartered in New Taipei City, Taiwan, is a leading provider of voice solutions. Founded in 2000, Cyberon has a wealth of experience in the development of speech algorithms and applications. Its speech recognition and text-to-speech technologies have been widely adopted by IOT devices, home appliances, wearable devices, smart toys, automotive equipment, and corporate customers. Cyberon provides a full range of voice solutions for integrated MCU / DSP, OS platforms and server-based services, and is committed to providing users with natural and convenient human-machine voice interfaces. For more information, please visit http://www.cyberon.com.tw
About Andes technology
Sixteen years in business and a founding and first member of RISC-V International, Andes is a leading provider of high performance / low power 32/64 bit embedded processor IP solutions, and one of the main drivers of generalization. of RISC-V. Andes’ fifth-generation AndeStar ™ architecture adopted RISC-V as the basis. Its RISC-V V5 processor families range from tiny 32-bit cores to advanced 64-bit cores with DSP, FPU, Vector, Linux, superscalar and / or multicore capabilities. The annual Andes-Embedded SoC volume has exceeded 2 billion since 2020 and continues to increase. At the end of 2020, the cumulative volume of Andes-Embedded ™ SoCs reached 7 billion. For more information, please visit https://www.andestech.com. Follow the Andes on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube!