Future Electronics Announces Availability of Microsemi’s Timberwolf Chip with AcuEdge™ Acoustic Technology

Summary: Future Electronics has announced immediate availability of Microsemi’s new Timberwolf Chip with AcuEdge™ technology. 

MONTREAL – November 13, 2017 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced immediate shipping availability of Microsemi’s new Timberwolf Chip with AcuEdge™ technology.

Microsemi’s AcuEdge™ Development Kit (ZLK38AVS) for Amazon AVS w/ ZL38063 Timberwolf Audio Processor is engineered to help evaluate voice-enabled front-end audio systems for Alexa-enabled products. The kit features Microsemi’s ZL38063 voice processor powered by their proprietary AcuEdge™ technology for front-end audio clean-up and preloaded “Alexa” wake-word detection. The kit includes a two microphone configuration that has been tested for both 180° and 360° pick-up.

Designed for world-class voice front-end applications, Microsemi’s new ZL3806x series 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. The solution can also be used in non-cloud connected ASR applications.

Now with immediate shipping availability through Future Electronics, the ZLK38AVS Kit includes a ZLE38AVS evaluation board, pillar (plastics), assembly hardware, and documentation. Key features of the Timberwolf ZL38063 ASR-Assist Audio Processor include support of a 2-microphone array placement for enhanced audio pick up, audio barge-in, noise reduction, smart automatic gain control (AGC), direction of arrival, and two way communication.

For more information about Microsemi’s AcuEdge™ Development Kit and Timberwolf ZL38063 ASR-Assist Audio Processor, along with other Microsemi products and 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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