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IP core with speech recognition uses only 5µW of power

13 Feb 2014

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3iLogic-Designs has introduced SimSim, in IP core with speech recognition and ultra-low power consumption features. The company's flagship product solution, SimSim can be used by semiconductor manufacturers for their FPGAs, ASICs, application processors and microcontrollers.

3iLogic-Designs' SimSim IP core delivers high performance and ultra-low power, in an extremely small footprint (135,000 gates) without sacrificing features or accuracy. Localised processing removes dependency on cloud connectivity and provides very fast and deterministic response—always, everywhere. In a 28nm LP process, voice activity detection requires only 100kHz for processing and consumes 5µW of power. Speech recognition for a 100 command vocabulary requires only 50MHz for processing and consumes 2.5mW of power.

"Voice-activated user interface for everyday consumer devices is clearly causing a disruption, just as touch did to the keyboard. SimSim is breaking new ground in the field of embedded speech recognition by enabling voice-activated user interfaces on consumer devices that current solutions simply do not allow without adding significant resources to the device," said Dhaval Ajmera, CEO of 3iLogic-Designs.

SimSim's high-performance, ultra-low power, IP core easily integrates into microcontrollers, application processors, ASICs and FPGAs. It has "always on" capability that includes voice activity detection (VAD) and keyword spotting (with or without speaker verification). The IP core has language independent architecture, programmable keyword, dictionary, Java Speech grammar support, scalable vocabulary and 16/8kHz audio support. It works with embedded or external system memories, and comes with development tools and APIs.

SimSim is available, as a technology licence, to semiconductor companies as well as system companies designing their own semiconductor. In addition, SimSim ships with a full set of deliverables, support and training.




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