NXP Semiconductors has announced Voice Intelligent Technology (VIT), said to be industry’s first comprehensive, local voice control software package with online training tools free for customers, regardless of end application production volumes. Based on advanced deep learning, VIT is a ready-to-use library that provides a far-field audio front end supporting up to three microphones, an always-on wake word engine and a voice command engine. NXP’s free online tools let customers define a wake word and voice commands themselves, using simple text entry and without the need for voice recordings. 

NXP’s vice president and general manager, IoT edge processing product line, Joe Yu, said: “Voice is the interface of choice for many smart technologies, including those in smart homes, smart cities and smart factories. By reducing the complexity of voice application development, we’ve made it easier and faster to bring new, on-device voice control to market.”