Future Electronics Announces Availability of Microsemi’s AcuEdge Development Kit for Amazon Alexa Voice Service

Summary: Future Electronics has announced immediate availability of the Microsemi AcuEdge™ Development Kit for Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS). 

MONTREAL – September 12, 2017 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced immediate shipping availability of Microsemi’s new AcuEdge™ Development Kit for Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS), designed to improve the voice recognition rate in adverse environments for emerging human-to-machine (H2M) applications in the IoT (Internet of Things), IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) and automated assistance markets.

The AcuEdge Development Kit, part# ZLK38AVS, features Microsemi’s Timberwolf™ ZL38063 multi-microphone audio processor. This field upgradable audio processor is equipped to run the company’s AcuEdge firmware, a suite of audio enhancement processes specifically designed for H2M interface. The ZL38063 platform also offers multiple functional modes, including ASR assist and two-way audio.

Microsemi’s ZLK38AVS AcuEdge Development Kit is designed to enable third party developers and original design manufacturers (ODMs) to evaluate the audio front-end enhancement with Amazon’s AVS. The kit includes a development board and plastic pillar to position microphones and speakers for smart speaker prototype demonstration. The development board interfaces directly to a Raspberry Pi 3 board and speaker, both sold separately. Its quick-start guide and user interface enable users to evaluate Microsemi’s audio solution and provide a quick prototyping platform to accelerate time to market.

“The Microsemi AcuEdge Development Kit for Amazon AVS offers a scalable platform enabling developers to quickly and cost effectively achieve their design criteria utilizing two mics,” said Shahin Sadeghi, marketing director at Microsemi.

“Future Electronics is thrilled to collaborate with Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions, in offering this exciting and innovative AcuEdge Development Kit,” said Lucy Diodati, Supplier Development Manager for Future Electronics.

Microsemi’s AcuEdge’s technology is comprised of license-free, royalty-free audio intellectual property (IP) solutions encompassing various IPs targeted at processing voice signals in conjunction with noise reduction algorithms, automatic gain control, echo cancellation, noise reduction and dereverberation.

For more information about the AcuEdge Development Kit for Amazon AVS from Microsemi, as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory available through Future Electronics, visit: www.FutureElectronics.com

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions, as well as providing differentiated engineering services encompassing technical support, technology training and custom board design. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, President, Future Electronics has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,500 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®.

For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

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