Tata Elxsi partners with Syntiant to develop AI-powered voice applications

Tata Elxsi partners with Syntiant to develop AI-powered voice applications
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27 Jan, 2021

Design and technology services provider Tata Elxsi on Wednesday announced a partnership with Syntiant, a deep learning chip technology company headquartered in Irvine, California.

As part of the agreement, the firms will jointly provide end-to-end solutions and services to help Syntiant’s customers develop low-power, always-on voice applications for products across multiple categories, including smart home devices, consumer electronics as well as industrial and automotive use-cases.

Founded in 2017, Syntiant offers ultra-low-power deep learning Neural Decision Processors to enable Always-On Voice (AOV) control and customized experiences for battery-powered devices at the edge. 

“Our neural decision processors provide superior performance at a fraction of the power of any DSP on the market today,” Mallik Moturi, vice president of product and business development at Syntiant, said in a statement.

“We’re collaborating with Tata Elxsi to combine our resources and make it easy for customers to embed AI in almost any smart device, from wearables to TV and key fob remotes to set-top boxes and beyond, with minimal or no drain on battery power consumption,” he added.

With this partnership with Tata Elxsi, the manufacturers using NDP processors in their AI devices would get a turnkey solution that brings low latency and highly accurate inference to enable several near- and far-field voice applications, including speaker identification, keyword spotting, multiple wake words, event detection, and local commands recognition.