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GreenWaves Technologies selects Redtree Solutions Ltd as its pan-European Representative to promote GAP8, the industry’s first IoT processor

Preston Bissett, UK– June 12th, 2017 – Redtree Solutions, the largest pan-EMEA manufacturer’s rep company today announced it was selected by GreenWaves Technologies to represent them and to promote their first product GAP8, industry’s first IoT processor. Redtree Solutions will provide GreenWaves Technologies with its unique pan-european network of sales and application support.


Headquartered near Grenoble, France, GreenWaves Technologies is a fabless semiconductor company. Their GAP8 device is an ultra-low power smart IoT processor, based on the open-source PULP and RISC-V projects, that can analyze and classify rich data produced by image, sound and motion sensors. It can operate for several years on a single battery. Its 1+8 extended RISC-V ISA cores, combined with a convolutional neural network engine, provides very high processing power that is uniquely energy efficient and easy to program. Furthermore, GAP8 presents a cost breakthrough for mid-range machine vision solutions.


“Redtree Solutions’ track records in design creation for application specific processors combined with its ecosystem approach is a great fit for the promotion of our first device GAP8.” said Loic Lietar, Co-Founder and CEO of GreenWaves Technologies. “On top, Redtree’s ecosystem is helping us meeting our goals along the supply chain of our device. FPGA application demos of GAP8 are available to customers today and GAP8 development boards & tools will be available in September 2017.”


“We are very excited to work with GreenWaves Technologies to complement our application processor offer for Industrial IoT applications combining very high level performances and ultra low power with the GAP8 processor” said Jean Marie Houillon, VP Marketing & Alliances of Redtree Solutions Ltd. GAP8 will enable battery powered MIPS consuming vision applications with the possibility to combine many other sensing features on top, providing our industrial customers with a solution to meet there needs today and far into the future.


About GreenWaves Technologies
GreenWaves Technologies is a fabless semiconductor company that develops GAP8, the industry’s first IoT processor. Thanks to its extreme energy efficiency, GAP8 enables smart IoT battery-powered applications, such as image classification, people counting, machine health monitoring and many more. To learn more, please visit www.greenwaves-technologies.com


About Redtree Solutions Limited
Redtree Solutions is the largest pan-EMEA manufacturer’s rep company with focus on demand creation at the main actors of Europe electronics Industry. The company has established sales offices in each of the major EMEA territories including UK, Scandinavia, France, Benelux, Spain/Portugal, Germany, Italy, Turkey and Israel.
We represent leading edge semiconductor manufacturers and aim to provide our customers with market-defining, innovative and reliable solutions. Our focus is on synergistic technologies that allow us to provide optimized solutions to customer needs. Our mission is to add significant value to our customers’ applications by offering early access to our complete ecosystems combining competitive and advanced technology.
Redtree Solutions has an exceptional level of demand creation focus and serves the Telecom, Consumer, Enterprise, Automotive, Industrial and Aerospace & Defence market places. For more information please visit www.redtree-solutions.com

Contact Information:
Loic Lietar
GreenWaves Technologies
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Jean-Marie Houillon
Redtree Solutions
+33 6 86 86 78 44
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XMOS announces XVF3000 voice processor for integrated far-field voice capture and VocalFusion Speaker development kit


XVF3000 devices and development kits target voice-enabled speakers

BRISTOL, UK — JUNE 13th, 2017—XMOS Ltd (www.xmos.com), a leading supplier of voice solutions for IoT products, today announces the launch of the XVF3000 family of voice processors, which provide class-leading far-field voice capture using arrays of MEMS microphones. With optional support for Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree™ technology, the industry’s leading voice-trigger solution, the XVF3000 family provides the most flexible and cost effective always-on voice interface in a single device.
XMOS also announces the availability of the VocalFusion™ Speaker development kit (XK VF3100 C43), which includes an XVF3000 processor card and a 4-mic circular microphone array. This kit provides a quick way to start developing far-field voice capture applications.

"Today is a very significant day for XMOS. We’re introducing XVF3000 and VocalFusion™ Speaker as the first in a range of voice capture products. Based on our powerful and flexible xCORE microcontroller architecture, XVF voice processors open up new possibilities for designers looking to deliver high performance voice capture in a very cost-effective form factor," said Mark Lippett, CEO at XMOS. "We're excited to be at the forefront of the revolution driven by products like Amazon Echo and Google Home, which have shown the possibilities for voice interfaces. We are working worldwide with customers and partners to accelerate the adoption of voice as the interface of choice for the Internet of Things."

XVF3000 devices include speech enhancement algorithms that include an adaptive beamformer, which uses signals from four microphones to track a talker as they move, coupled with high performance full-duplex, acoustic echo cancellation. XVF3000 devices can be easily integrated with an applications processor or host PC via either USB for data and control or a combination of I2S and I2C. Developers can quickly add custom voice and audio processing using the XMOS free development tools.

XVF3000 devices are available immediately from XMOS, and the VocalFusion™ Speaker Development Kit will be available in July 2017. In the meantime, developers can register for early access to our Beta program and download further information at: www.xmos.com/xcorevocalfusion.

 

About XMOS
XMOS is a leading provider of voice interface solutions. Now on its second generation of technology, the VocalFusion™ family of voice processors is pushing the boundaries of quality and integration - delivering the most comprehensive Voice User Interface (VUI) controller solutions for IoT devices.
For more information, please visit www.xmos.com.

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Cirrus Logic Packs Industry-Leading Combination of Performance and Power Consumption into Digital Microphones

 

CS7250B and CS7257B High-Performance Digital MEMS Microphones Set New Standard for Audio Performance and Drop Power Consumption to Half of Competitive Products

AUSTIN, Texas – May 17, 2017 – Cirrus Logic today introduced a pair of digital MEMS microphones that achieve best-in-class audio performance and power consumption in a compact 3.5 x 2.65 mm package. Boasting a 66 dB signal-to-noise ratio at 650 µA current consumption and an acoustic overload point of 131 dB Sound Pressure Level (SPL), the CS7250B supports the lowest noise and the lowest power consumption in the industry. The wide dynamic range between the noise floor and acoustic overload point enables high-fidelity audio recording in both quiet and loud environments.

With more than 100 dB of dynamic range, the microphones allow low-level audio content such as classical music or voice to be recorded without background hiss, while also ensuring that very loud sounds such as rock concerts and wind noise don’t cause distortion in the microphone. The CS7250B also includes an ultra low power mode, consuming just 160 uA of current at 62 dB signal-to-noise ratio, less than half the current of competitive microphones. This low power mode has been optimized for always-on voice control applications and trigger-phrase detection.

Cirrus Logic’s CS7257B includes the same performance and features as the CS7250B and is the company’s first microphone compatible with the MIPI Alliance SoundWire® standard. SoundWire is a next generation multi-device, bi-directional data and control bus being deployed in smartphones, personal computers and other consumer electronics devices. It offers fewer wires for audio signal routing and enables microphones to communicate with and be controlled by the host processor for the first time. Future microphones from Cirrus Logic will leverage the SoundWire interface, together with Cirrus Logic’ smart codecs and SoundClear® software solutions, to deliver significant improvements in system level performance, new features and power consumption benefits.

“Customers are demanding microphones that deliver higher performance at lower power to simultaneously improve the sound quality and lengthen the battery life of their products,” said Brad Fluke, vice president and general manager of Cirrus Logic’s MEMS Microphone Division. “The CS7250B is our highest performance microphone, offering superior audio quality on the input, while significantly lowering microphone power for always-on voice detection. The SoundWire interface that we’ve included on the CS7257B is an important step forward for audio system optimization. With the inclusion of these advanced digital microphones, customers can utilize our complete line of audio products to optimize their audio systems for superior overall performance.”

Packaging and Availability
CS7250B and CS7257B samples are available now in 3.5 x 2.65 x 0.98 mm bottom port LGA packages.

Cirrus Logic, Inc.
Cirrus Logic is a leader in high performance, low-power ICs for audio and voice signal processing applications. Cirrus Logic’s products span the entire audio signal chain, from capture to playback, providing innovative products for the world’s top smartphones, tablets, digital headsets, wearables and emerging smart home applications. With headquarters in Austin, Texas, Cirrus Logic is recognized globally for its award-winning corporate culture. Check us out at www.cirrus.com.

Cirrus Logic, Cirrus and SoundClear are trademarks of Cirrus Logic Inc. All other product names noted herein may be trademarks of their respective holders. © 2017 Cirrus Logic, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Ams launches AS7225 tunable-white lighting smart system sensor

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Press Release - Sensor-driven system-on-a-chip lighting family expands to speed OEM and market adoption of variable-CCT and daylight-responsive LED lighting

Premstaetten, Austria (28 March, 2017) -- ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, today announced the AS7225 tunable-white lighting smart system
sensor, further broadening the solution set for sensor-integrated tunable-white lighting solutions.

With the addition of the AS7225, OEM lighting manufacturers can access ams’ closed-loop CCT tuning and daylight compensation, while retaining the existing host microprocessor architecture in their smart lighting design. The result is higher precision, more flexible LED binning, and lower system costs for tunable white lighting systems.

DOWNLOAD THE PRESS RELEASE.

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Redtree Solutions & Open-Silicon Exhibiting at Embedded World 2017 Nuremberg, Germany, March 14 – 16, 2017

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Redtree Solutions and Open-Silicon, a system optimized ASIC solutions provider, will be glad to welcome you on Open Silicon’s booth at the Embedded World 2017 Nuremberg, Germany between 14 – 16 March 2017 to demonstrate the company’s Custom Silicon and Gateway Platform for Smart Cities, 2.5D SoC demo along with Comprehensive HBM2 IP Sub-System Solution.

Please visit us at booth 3-641 in exhibition hall 3 for viewing the demos and learning about company’s other innovative ASIC/SoC solutions.

1. Custom Silicon and Gateway Platform for Smart Cities – Company will be demonstrating end-to-end communication between edge devices / sensor hubs, gateway and cloud. The gateway platform is designed for smart city applications, which includes Smart Homes, Smart Waste Management, Smart Transport, Smart Traffic, Smart Parking, Smart Lighting, Smart Metering, etc. At its booth, company will be demonstrating Smart Lighting and Smart Parking in action.

2. Comprehensive HBM2 IP Sub-System Solution – The solution is now available for 2.5D ASIC design starts and as licensable Intellectual Property (IP). Open-Silicon’s IP is fully complying with the HBM2 JEDEC® standard. The IP translates user requests into HBM command sequences (ACT, Pre-Charge) and handles memory refresh, bank/page management and power management on the interface. The IP includes the PHY and custom die-to-die IO needed to drive the interface between the logic-die and the memory die-stack on the 2.5D Interposer.

3. 2.5D SoC Solution – This platform demonstrates a functional system-on-chip (SoC) solution featuring two 28nm logic chips, with embedded dual core 1GHz ARM® Cortex®-A9 ARM processors, connected across a 2.5D silicon interposer.

 

When and Where:
Booth 3-641 in exhibition hall 3
Exhibition Centre
90471 Nürnberg, Germany

Date & opening times:
14 – 16 March 2017
09:00 – 18:00 (14 and 15 March)
09:00 – 17:00 (16 March)

Open-Silicon transforms ideas into system-optimized ASIC solutions within the time-to-market parameters desired by customers. The company enhances the value of customers’ products by innovating at every stage of design – architecture, logic, physical, system, software, IP – and then continues to partner to deliver fully tested silicon and platforms. Open-Silicon applies an open business model that enables the company to uniquely choose best-in-industry IP, design methodologies, tools, software, packaging, manufacturing and test capabilities. The company has partnered with over 150 companies, ranging from large semiconductor and systems manufacturers to high-profile start-ups, and has successfully completed 300+ designs and shipped over 125 million ASICs to date. Privately held, Open-Silicon employs over 250 people in Silicon Valley and around the world.

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