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DSP Group Tackles Preternatural Communication Challenge with New Audio SoC
DBMD5 Chip with HDClear technology Delivers Pristine Voice-User Interface Capabilities for Smart Speakers and Home Automation Tools

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DSP Group®, Inc. (NASDAQ:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, today unveiled its DBMD5 audio SoC built to drive clearer human-machine voice interactions in microphone-equipped devices. As mobile and smart home technologies rose in popularity, so did the desire to speak to your devices. Yet, crisp and natural communication has been hard to achieve. By leveraging DBMD5 with HDClear™ technology to support hands-free device control, manufacturers can now add a voice-user interface (VUI) to their products for accuracy in high-noise environments along with control over voice triggers and barge-in capabilities.

“Adoption of voice-enabled applications is growing fast. Whether it’s for mobile or a home automation assistant, people crave voice interactions, and we’re perfecting that,” said Ofer Elyakim, CEO of DSP Group. “The voice enhancement processing integrated in our DBMD5 chip allows devices to actively listen for the right voice commands and process incoming triggers, enabling clearer communication for the end user. We believe that our new chip solution will be instrumental in the evolution of voice as the default user interface.”

According to Parks Associates research, 44% of U.S. broadband households use voice controls on Internet-connected devices and 46% of U.S. millennials with smartphones use voice recognition software, such as Apple’s Siri, Google Now, or Microsoft’s Cortana. “Voice control has emerged as a highly desirable interface,” said Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates. “Developers in the smart home, entertainment, and connected car ecosystems are pursuing partnerships to add voice control to their solutions.”

When integrated into microphone-enabled devices, DBMD5 leverages voice enhancement algorithms to achieve more effective voice isolation in surrounding environments. Not only does DBMD5 ensure that your voices will be heard, but it also safeguards your device battery life. Due to its low-power consumption, you can easily wake up a portion of your device or system while other power-hungry components stay in sleep mode during voice sensing.

Additional benefits include:

  • High-performance, voice-enhancement capabilities — Sophisticated voice enhancement algorithms, including echo cancellation, noise suppression, beam forming and far-field support.
  • Advanced-audio SoC — Programmable dual-core DSP supports digital and analog microphones, incorporating various application processor interfaces such SPI, I2C, UART and SLIMbus.
  • Seamless cloud operation — Voice-buffer technology operates with automatic speech recognition (ASR) applications.
  • Fast time to market – Complete suite of drivers for rapid development.

DSP Group will demo its new chip solution and full line of voice processing technology at the 2017 International Consumers Electronic (CES) show. Find DSP Group located in its private suite at the Marriott Courtyard or email to request a meeting.

About DSP Group
DSP Group®, Inc. (NASDAQ:DSPG) is a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications. Delivering semiconductor system solutions with software and hardware reference designs, DSP Group enables OEMs/ODMs, consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers and service providers to cost-effectively develop new revenue-generating products with fast time to market. At the forefront of semiconductor innovation and operational excellence for over two decades, DSP Group provides a broad portfolio of wireless chipsets integrating DECT/CAT-iq, ULE, Wi-Fi, PSTN, HDClear™, video and VoIP technologies. DSP Group enables converged voice, audio, video and data connectivity across diverse mobile, consumer and enterprise products –from mobile devices, connected multimedia screens, and home automation & security to cordless phones, VoIP systems, and home gateways. Leveraging industry-leading experience and expertise, DSP Group partners with CE manufacturers and service providers to shape the future of converged communications at home, office and on the go. For more information, visit

Tali Chen, CVP Corporate Development, Tel: +1(408) 240-6826,

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