Knowles Corporation, a provider of micro-acoustic microphones and speakers, audio solutions, capacitors, and RF products, announced that it has been named a CES 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree for Knowles IA8201 AISonic DSP and AITransparency+ from Chatable for True Wireless Stereo (TWS).

Knowles is returning to CES 2022, taking place January 5-8, to showcase the latest solutions designed to “help leading consumer electronics companies bring new voice and audio innovations to market quickly.”

Knowles will highlight its CES Innovation Award Honoree, Knowles AISonic DSP (IA8201) running AITransparency+ algorithm from Chatable to bring a new class of conversational hearing enhancement for TWS. Knowles AISonic DSP is an audio edge processor “optimized for audio and machine learning, allowing for high compute performance and low power consumption applications on-the-ear for TWS.” Powered by Chatable AI v3.0 Edge, Chatable’s AITransparency+ was developed exclusively for the Knowles AISonic DSP to provide “Conversation Enhancement” for TWS earbuds with advanced proprietary Deep Neural Network architectures performing over 100 million AI calculations per second to enable selective acoustic enhancement of conversational speech signals without perceptible latency, according to the company’s announcement.

The Knowles IA8201 AISonic DSP and Chatable’s AITransparency+ will be on display and demonstrated at CES 2022 in the company’s booth in suite #3801 in the Venetian Expo Hall. Attendees are invited to see live demos incorporating the solutions, as well as live demos of references designs and development kits featuring its Knowles leading MEMS microphones, Balanced Armature drivers, audio edge processors, and algorithm partnerships for a variety of applications including, TWS, wearable, smart home, appliances, and automotive. 

The CES Innovation Awards program, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in 27 consumer technology product categories. A panel of industry expert judges, including members of the media, designers, engineers, and more, reviewed submissions based on innovation, engineering and functionality, aesthetic, and design. 

Source: Knowles

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