CEVA – NXP Software partnership
CEVA is the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores. NXP Software and CEVA have partnered to deliver an enhanced HD voice processing solution for the smartphone market, integrating NXP Software’s market-leading LifeVibes VoiceExperience software with the CEVA-TeakLite family of DSPs, including the CEVA-TeakLite-4.
“We are pleased to collaborate with NXP Software, a world renowned provider of advanced voice applications. Our CEVA-TeakLite DSP family has become the industry standard for advanced audio and voice SoC solutions thanks in part to the large, robust partner ecosystem providing support for such advanced audio and voice applications,” said Eran Briman, vice president of marketing at CEVA. “With the LifeVibes VoiceExperience software optimized for our latest CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP, we have significantly enhanced the HD voice processing capabilities available to product developers today.”
LifeVibes VoiceExperience ported to CEVA DSPs
NXP Software has ported and optimized its industry-leading technologies onto the popular CEVA DSP platform, which has powered audio/voice processing in more than 2 billion devices to date. The fully optimized LifeVibes solution, running on the CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP, is already deployed by major mobile device manufacturers on their smartphones.
Easy implementation for CEVA customers
For CEVA customers the LifeVibes VoiceExperience implementation enables them to easily add HD quality voice processing technology into their existing designs, including high quality speakerphone, multi-microphone noise suppression and acoustic echo cancellation.
For licensees of the CEVA-TeakLite-III and CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSPs, the VoiceExperience algorithms can further harness the low power, native 32-bit, high performance voice capabilities to deliver better voice clarity and extended battery life.
“There is a clear trend towards enhanced voice quality in smartphones today, combining advanced hardware and software techniques, including voice pre-processing and new multi-microphone configurations to reduce background noise and improve voice clarity,” said Nicolas Sauvage, Director of Marketing and Sales at NXP Software. “The CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP delivers outstanding performance for these demanding applications, allowing our customers to gain maximum benefit from our VoiceExperience software package, and at lower power consumption.”
VoiceExperience uses the same engine for voice calls, video telephony and VoIP, and is HD Voice compatible. Its HD voice compatibility ensures the voice sounds clear and natural, with improved intelligibility on all types of phone and mobile devices.
CEVA is the world’s leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) DSP cores and platform solutions for the mobile, portable and consumer electronics markets. CEVA’s IP portfolio includes comprehensive technologies for cellular baseband (2G / 3G / 4G), multimedia (vision, Image Signal Processing (ISP) and HD audio), voice over packet (VoP), Bluetooth, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA). In 2011, CEVA’s IP was shipped in over 1 billion devices and powers handsets from every top handset OEM, including Nokia, Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony, Huawei and ZTE. Today, more than 40% of handsets shipped worldwide are powered by a CEVA DSP core. For more information, visit www.ceva-dsp.com. CEVA-TeakLite-4 is the fourth-generation DSP architecture framework based on the broadly adopted TeakLite family of DSP cores. Fully compatible with CEVA-TeakLite, CEVA-Teaklite-II and CEVA-TeakLite-III DSPs, The CEVA-TeakLite-4 is a low-power, native 32-bit, variable 10-stage pipeline, Fixed-point arithmetic architecture specifically targeted for advanced audio and voice applications, making the DSP architecture framework ideal for deployment in High Definition (HD) audio DSP and voice DSP applications requiring advanced standards such as Dolby Digital Plus 7.1, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Mobile, DTS-HD, SILK and other wideband voice codecs.