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【Microsemi】マイクロセミ社のAmazon Alexa Voice Service向けAcuEdge 開発キットがElektra European Electronics Industry Awards 2017で「Internet of Things (IoT) Product Innovation Award」を受賞!

マイクロセミ社のAmazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS) 向けAduEdge™ 開発キットがElektra European Electronics Industry Awards 2017でInternet of Things (IoT) Product Award 2017を受賞したことを発表いたしました。Elektra European Electronics Industry Awardはヨーロッパ全体の個人および企業の功績を表彰するための定評あるフォーラムです。
マイクロセミ社のAmazon AVS向けAduEdge開発キットは、同じくマイクロセミ社のTimberwolf™製品によりオーディオ・プロセッシング処理が強化されており、IoT、IIoT、自動化支援の市場において新たに提案されているHuman to Machine (H2M)アプリケーションで、ノイズの多い悪環境における音声認識率を改善しております。

Amazon AVS向けAcuEdge開発キットにより、真の意味で革新的なH2Mアプリケーション開発環境をお届けし、サード・パーティベンダやODMの方々によるAlexaの評価、導入を支援してまいります。
H2Mアプリケーション市場の成長によるお客様の品質、拡張性に対するご要求が増していく中で、AduEdge開発キット、およびTimberwolf製品は、お客様のこれらのご要求にお応えしながら、Time to Market、コスト最適化にご協力して参ります。

Microsemi's AcuEdge Development Kit for Amazon Alexa Voice Service Wins "Internet of Things Product Innovation Award" at Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards 2017

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 31, 2018/PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its AcuEdge™ Development Kit for Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS) won the "Internet of Things (IoT) Product Innovation Award" at the Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards 2017. The prestigious annual award recognizes a semiconductor reference design or system-level product which demonstrates the capabilities and usefulness of the IoT.

Microsemi's AcuEdge Development Kit for Amazon AVS delivers enhanced audio processing to improve voice recognition rates in adverse audio environments for emerging human to machine (H2M) applications in the IoT, industrial IoT and automated assistance markets. The kit enables third-party developers and original design manufacturers (ODMs) to evaluate and incorporate Alexa functionality in H2M applications, while interfacing with Microsemi's Timberwolf™ ZL38063 multi-mic audio processor.

"Microsemi is honored to be recognized with an Elektra Award, as our AcuEdge Development Kit for Amazon AVS leverages our state-of-the-art Timberwolf solution to enable truly innovative H2M applications at a time when this market is experiencing exciting growth," said Roger Holliday, senior vice president and general manager at Microsemi. "Our team prides itself on our ability to tackle the most difficult challenges facing those in the IoT market. As the industry addresses growing demand for reliable, scalable platforms, this device enables developers to quickly and cost-effectively achieve their design criteria."

Judges of the Elektra Awards described Microsemi's AcuEdge Development Kit for Amazon AVS as a "massive leap forward" for developers looking to integrate Alexa functionality into their products. Its features enable voice control and speech recognition both from a distance and in the presence of noise and audio sounds. The kit has a development board that connects directly to a Raspberry Pi and plastic frames to help position microphones and speakers in targeted applications, providing an ease of setup the judges appreciated. As one judge stated, the device is "a clear winner that will help drive development in this fast-growing market."

The Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards showcase the finest new products, technology innovation and company performances of the year for the European electronics industry. Established to celebrate the achievements of individuals and companies across Europe, they present best practices in key areas including, innovation, sales growth and employee motivation. An independent panel of judges assessed the quality of all entries and winners were recognized at a gala dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London in December 2017.

About the AcuEdge Technology and Timberwolf ZL38063 Multi-Mic Audio Processor
Microsemi's AcuEdge's technology consists of license-free, royalty-free audio intellectual property (IP) solutions. It is the compilation of various IPs targeted at processing voice signals in conjunction with noise reduction algorithms, automatic gain control, echo cancellation, psychoacoustic noise reduction, howling detection and rejection. These powerful capabilities are the foundation for enterprise level automatic speech recognition, sound classification and other intelligent decision-making functions based on sound and audio detection. The ZL38063 Timberwolf provides a powerful digital signal processor (DSP) with voice specific hardware accelerators, three digital microphone interfaces, two independent 16-bit digital-to-analog converters (DACs) with headphone drivers and two flexible time-division multiplexed (TDM) interfaces in a single 64-pin QFN package. Additional features include 44.1/48 kHz stereo music playback with voice, ultralow and standby off power, and stationary and psychoacoustic noise reduction. It can run unattended (controllerless) and offers self-booting into a configured operational state. In addition, the ZL38063 has built-in support for G.712 and G.722 and is G.168 and G.169 compliant line echo cancellation (LEC). To learn more about the ZL38063 visit https://www.microsemi.com/products/audio-processing/home-automation/zl38063. For more information about the Development Kit for Amazon AVS visit https://www.microsemi.com/product-directory/connected-home/4628-zlk38avs.

About Microsemi
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

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Development Kit for Amazon Alexa AVS

Microsemi AcuEdge™ Development Kit for Amazon AVS

Engineered to help you evaluate voice-enabled front-end audio systems for your Alexa-enabled products. This development kit features Microsemi's ZL38063 voice processor powered by the company's proprietary AcuEdge™ technology for front-end audio clean-up and preloaded “Alexa” wake-word detection. The kit includes a three microphone configuration that has been tested for both 180° and 360° pick-up.

ZLK38AVS Kit Contents

  • ZLE38AVS evaluation board
  • Pillar (Plastics)
  • Assembly hardware
  • Documentation

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Timberwolf™ ZL38063 Audio Processor

  • Supports 2 or 3 microphones linear or triangular array placement for enhanced audio pick up
  • Audio barge-in
  • Supports 360o sound location estimation
  • Noise reduction
  • Smart automatic gain control (AGC)
  • Dereveberation
  • Two way communication

Microsemi Differentiators

Designed for world-class voice front-end applications, Microsemi’s new ZL38063 audio processor features the company’s AcuEdge™ technology. This innovative technology is a set of highly-complex and integrated algorithms that significantly improves automatic speech recognition (ASR) for both embedded and cloud-based ASR solutions. The ZL38063 delivers audio enhancements that perform noise reduction and smart automatic gain control (AGC), enabling speech recognition at distance in noisy, real-world conditions.

Automatic speech recognition (ASR), trigger word recognition, beam forming, automatic gain control (ACG), direction of audio, two way processing | Microsemi Amazon Alexa Dev Kit

Building Your Alexa AVS Smart Speaker Prototype

Microsemi's Amazon Alexa development kit is designed to help developers quickly and easily set up prototypes that demonstrate a high quality voice recognition interface. It comes complete with all the building blocks to help developers build their smart speaker prototypes.

Building Your Alexa AVS Smart Speaker Prototype with Microsemi ZLK38AVS

Supporting the Amazon AVS Ecosystem

Developers can use Microsemi's Amazon Alexa development kit to build customer solutions for Internet of Things (IoT), smart home and industrial applications.

Alexa AVS Development Kit to build solutions for IoT, smart home & industrial applications | Microsemi

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Microphone Array ASR-Assist Audio Processor

Designed for world-class high definition voice applications, Microsemi’s new ZL380 series of audio processors features the company’s Microsemi AcuEdge™ Technology. This innovative technology is a set of highly-complex and integrated algorithms that allows the user to extract more information from the audio environment. The new Microsemi AcuEdge™ Technology consists of license-free, royalty-free intelligent audio IP algorithms. When combined with Microsemi’s highly-integrated ZL380 series of audio processors, the solution accelerates customers’ time-to-market via validated reference design and MiTuner™ GUI software.
Microsemi’s Timberwolf hardware provides a platform that is powered by Microsemi’s Acuedge™ audio enhancement algorithm. Microsemi's Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) Assist technology significantly improves performance for both embedded and cloud based ASR solutions. This allows extended range detection in noisy environment and provide exceptional barge-in performance. ZL38063 enhances the user's experience for audio applications in connected home, set top boxes, smart speaker and many other applications.

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Typical Applications

  • Connected Home
  • Voice control Set Top Box
  • Voice control Smart Speaker
  • Voice control Smart Gateway
  • Voice Command and control application


  • Supports 2-3 microphones array placement for enhanced audio pick up
  • Supports device cascading, allowing up to 6 microphones array for both 180o and 360o audio pick up
  • Supports 360o sound location estimation
  • Audio barge-in
  • Noise Reduction
  • Far field microphone processing
  • Two way communication