Dual-Mic Far-Field Voice Processor SoC
Standalone 2-Mic Far-Field Subsystem with Integrated Low-Power Wake-on-Voice (WoV)
OVERVIEWThe Synaptics CX20921 is a high-performance, far-field voice input processor System-on-Chip (SoC). The CX20921 is the first product in this category with an integrated voice trigger function that supports a low system power Wake-on-Voice (WoV) function. The device includes two 24-bit microphone Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs), a powerful dual core 32- bit hardware Digital Signal Processor (DSP), and integrated power management.
Combined with Synaptics AudioSmart® far-field voice input processing software suite, including Smart Source Pickup (SSP) noise suppression and full-duplex stereo Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC), the CX20921 is the ideal turnkey solution for adding voice control, voice search, and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)/speakerphone functionalities to SmartTV, SetTop Box (STB), Smart appliances, digital assistants, and automotive hands-free control and communication systems.
The CX20921 device supports a microphone array with up to two synchronized ADCs and programmable preamplifiers. Each pre-amplifier is paired with a dedicated bias supply to eliminate crosstalk. The entire input path guarantees 106dB dynamic range, which maximizes speech-to-noise ratio with low boost and prevents microphone saturation.
BLOCK DIAGRAMKEY FEATURES
- Low-power WoV mode with embedded third-party voice wake-up engine
- Enables high-performance Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and excellent voice clarity with only two mics using Synaptics’ AudioSmart voice input processing software, which includes:
- SSP noise suppression
- Full-duplex stereo AEC
- Compatible with multiple leading embedded and serverbased speech recognition vendors
- Dual far-field, 24-bit, 106dB dynamic range ADCs with mic pre-amplifier:
- Enables low mic gain for far-field signals without saturation for loud near field signals
- Voice-controlled Smart TV/STB
- Smart Bluetooth/WiFi speaker
- Voice interactive smart appliances
- Internet of Things (IoT) devices
- Automotive hands-free control/communication
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