Sonion, a company that designs and manufactures components and solutions for hearing aids, in-ear earphones, and hearables/wearables, announced that it is now a member of the Qualcomm Extension Program and will offer the Sonion Voice Pick Up Bone Sensor on the Qualcomm Ultra-Low Power QCC5100 Bluetooth SoC series in Q1 2020.
What if you could implement reliable voice quality and voice recognition in your application not hindered by surrounding noise? Even in the most difficult conditions: in a crowded restaurant, on the train, or while listening to music. Sonion’s Voice Pick Up Bone Sensor allows you to do just that, according to the company’s announcement. Unlike a regular MEMS microphone, it is said to rely on bone conduction to pick up one’s own voice among all other sounds. The VPU Bone Sensor helps to enable hands-free phone calls, voice commands, and real-time translation in noisy environments, according to Sonion.

Manufacturers will be able to integrate the Sonion Voice Pick Up Bone Sensor into headphones, earbuds, and hearable devices built using the Qualcomm QCC5100 Bluetooth SoC series. Sonion enables partners at various levels in the value chain to offer “improved speech intelligibility.” As part of Qualcomm Extension Program, Sonion can help support manufacturers develop exciting new use cases.

To help expand the possibilities of the VPU Bone Sensor, Sonion developed a strategic collaboration with Absolute Audio Labs BV (AAL), another member of the Qualcomm Extension program.

“AAL’s award-winning PYOUR Audio software platform supports a large variety of use cases for the VPU Bone Sensor by providing enhancements through the advanced noise suppression and frequency shaping algorithms that are embedded in our platform,” said AAL CEO/Founder Aernout Arends.

PYOUR Audio is fully developed for Qualcomm QCC5100 Bluetooth SoC Series.

Qualcomm is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries.

Qualcomm Low Power Bluetooth SoC QCC5100 series is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc and/or its subsidiaries. Qualcomm Extension Program is offered by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc and/or its subsidiaries.

Source: Sonion