Designed to simplify the creation of new voice-control devices, the new NXP reference platform for Amazon Alexa on i.MX is a complete system containing Amazon’s 7-microphone array design, far-field audio processing technology, and AVS client to enable customers and partners to create their own high performance devices with Alexa.
NXP’s i.MX applications processors offer the scalability to meet the requirements that are unique to each customer design within the Internet of Things (IoT).
“Integrating high quality audio processing has made the development of advanced voice-enabled devices lengthy and complicated,” said Geoff Lees, SVP and GM of microcontrollers at NXP. “This reference design integrates Amazon’s proven far-field voice recognition technology and our popular i.MX development platform to enable the creation of high-performance voice-enabled devices with Alexa and reduce time to market.”
“Customers love being able to talk to Alexa from across the room with Amazon Echo,” said Priya Abani, director, Alexa. “We are excited to make it even easier for hardware makers to integrate the convenient hands-free Alexa experience into their products, while providing customers with new devices offering access to Alexa.”
The NXP Reference Platform for Amazon Alexa features the same high performance far-field technology developed by Amazon for Amazon Echo. With advanced microphone arrays, audio processing algorithms and beam forming technology, devices using the NXP reference design for Amazon Alexa will be able to recognize a customer’s request from across the room, even when loud music is playing. The NXP reference platform for Amazon Alexa on i.MX will be available to commercial device manufacturers.