Just a few weeks ago, Audience announced its fourth generation of voice processors at CES, which added an always-on voice activation feature called VoiceQ designed to enable experiences similar to the "OK Google" feature on the Moto X. Today Audience is announcing a product for an entirely different segment, the MQ100 always-on sensor hub with sensor fusion utilizing the same proprietary DSP architecture it developed for its eS line of voice processors. Audience's positioning for the MQ100 is clever – combining inputs from accelerometer, gyro, and other sensors makes it analogous to an inner ear, not far off from the cochlear functions its says it can emulate in its voice processors. The MQ100 is built on the same 40nm process as the rest of...
We've been covering and tracking ambient noise reduction technologies in smartphones for a while now, and one of the players in that space, Audience, is announcing its fourth generation...1 by Brian Klug on 1/6/2014
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About a month ago, Audience flew me out to their office in California to talk about a number of things. First, they offered the chance to check out anecohic...3 by Brian Klug on 1/7/2013
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