Late last week, Avnet announced that it’s now offering the Aaware Sound Capture Platform paired with the MiniZed Zynq SoC development platform as a complete dev kit for voice-based cloud services including Amazon Alexa and Google Home. It’s listed on the Avnet site for $198.99. Avnet and Aaware are demonstrating the new kit at CES 2018, being held this week in Las Vegas. You’ll find them at the Eureka Park booth #50212 in the Sands Expo.
The Aaware Sound Capture Platform coupled to a Zynq-based Avnet MiniZed dev board
The Aaware Sound Capture Platform couples as many as 13 MEMS microphones (you can use fewer in a 1D linear or 2D array) with a Xilinx Zynq Z-7010 SoC to pre-filter incoming voice, delivering a clean voice data stream to local or cloud-based voice recognition hardware. The system has a built-in wake word (like “Alexa” or “OK, Google”) that triggers the unit’s filtering algorithms.
Avnet’s MiniZed dev board is based on a single-core Zynq 7Z007S. This board offers you outstanding wireless I/O in the form of a WiFi 802.11b/g/n module and a Bluetooth 4.1 module.
For more information about the Aaware Sound Capture Platform, see:
- 13 MEMS microphones plus a Zynq SoC gives services like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home far-field voice recognition clarity
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January 9, 2018 at 03:27AM