Audio DSP solution adds voice communications to any design

Audio DSP solution adds voice communications to any design

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By Rich Pell

Offering natural, full-duplex voice seamlessly deployed into the company’s Audio Weaver audio development framework designs, TalkTogether, says the company, removes the complexity and risk inherent in the design, development, and deployment of voice communication products. Like TalkTo, the company’s audio front end solution, TalkTogether brings the same design flexibility and clear audio to human-to-human communication, only available through the Audio Weaver framework.

“Whether you’re designing a smart exercise machine that lets people talk to their friends, or a sound bar that delivers clear, long-range voice for Zoom meetings and Xbox gaming sessions, the power and value of voice has never been more evident,” says Chin Beckmann, CEO of DSP Concepts. “Unfortunately, product makers are often reliant on black-box third party voice solutions to deliver high quality experiences. With TalkTogether, we remove that risk and complexity, open the black box so designers can customize every part of their design, and allow them to quickly bring their innovations to market.”

TalkTogether allows for rapid integration with any personal, gaming, work, or public communications device and is offered as being able to address near-field to far-field voice calls in the new hybrid global workplace. TalkTogether is also ACM certified, with other industry standard conferencing platform certifications to be announced in the next several months.

TalkTo can be combined with TalkTogether to enable voice commands, like setting the volume or ending the call, while on the call. TalkTogether is also one part of a larger audio processing suite that contains PlayPack playback processing and TalkTo. Primary components that make up TalkTogether include microphone arrays, direction of arrival (DoA), beamforming, VAD, noise reduction, de-reverb, AEC, residual echo cancellation, Tx and Rx AGCs and reduction of external noises such as keyboard clicks.

With TalkTogether, says the company, Audio Weaver provides designers with a wide range of audio capabilities, flexible enough to deploy designs for different vertical applications featuring:

  • Natural, full duplex calls on device and through OTT applications such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom
  • Superior noise suppression for indoor/outdoor environments including wind noise reduction, double talk, music playback and device noise cancellation
  • Multi-mic configurations combined with fixed or adaptive beamformer with SCNR for directional voice pickup
  • Speaker tracking and automatic gain matching for reliable speech quality from across the room
  • Full suite of loudspeaker processing algorithms that can be tuned jointly with TalkTogether.
  • Alexa Calling, Messaging and Announcements (ACM) certified

“The core mission of Audio Weaver has always been to give product makers a trusted framework that simplifies and accelerates every step of the audio design process so that engineers can focus on innovation,” says Paul Beckmann, CTO of DSP Concepts, “and TalkTogether is a natural extension of that mission. We have over 500 optimized processing modules in Audio Weaver, and each of them can take weeks or months of work off a designer’s plate. Sometimes a challenge is so complex or a category is so large that it demands an even more sophisticated design like TalkTo or TalkTogether, and it’s not an overstatement to say that these solutions can save years spent on designing, debugging, tuning, and certifying their product.”

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