Cirrus Logic and Alexa - A Perfect Match

AI assistants are the new thing. They are popping up everywhere. Apple has Siri, Microsoft has Cortana, and Amazon has Alexa. Microsoft and Apple started their AI in their phones and computers, but Amazon started Alexa with the Echo. As they expand their Echo line, they are looking for more solutions to put Alexa in more devices. The normal Amazon Echo has seven microphones on it, but that is too many for smaller handheld personal devices. Cirrus Logic has jumped in with their own solution to this. Cirrus Logic’s Voice Capture Device Capture Kit for Amazon Alexa Voice Service is a simple two-microphone solution. It is still able to do noise cancellation and pick out voice commands, but only having two mics makes it much easier to get into smaller devices. Cirrus Logic has opened up a whole new market for the Amazon Alexa.

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Ben Roloff, Associate Applications Engineer at Digi-Key Electronics, has been helping customers with all their microcontroller needs since 2016. He was born in 1991, a time when internet was unheard of in the home. Internet slowly became a thing as he went through school - so in a way, Ben grew up with the internet. It was his interest in computers that drove him to pursue an education in computer engineering and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

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