Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced that Cyberon has optimized its CSpotter voice recognition software for the Cadence® Tensilica® Fusion and HiFi digital signal processors (DSPs). CSpotter is a voice recognition engine that supports low-power always listening with keyword spotting.

Cyberon’s CSpotter software is specifically designed for a new generation of always on mobile and IoT devices, listening to ambient speech to detect and respond to a wake word and/or trigger commands. CSpotter supports 32 languages. More information on the CSpotter software is available at

The Tensilica HiFi DSP is the most widely used and licensable audio/voice/speech DSP family, with support for over 150 proven audio/voice software packages and over 70 software partners. More information is available at

The Tensilica Fusion DSP, announced on April 22, 2015, is ideal for applications requiring merged controller plus DSP computation, ultra-low energy and a small footprint.

“Our goal is to make it quick and easy to add voice commands to a wide range of applications from smartphones, smart toys, wearables, automotive to IoT,” said Tai-Hsuan Ho, founder and CEO of Cyberon.“We feel three factors are very important for our success. The first is that we are running on the most popular platforms, which is why we picked the Tensilica DSPs. Secondly, CSpotter is one of the most accurate, noise-robust and small footprint voice recognition engines used as a wake word trigger in a voice-activation application. Finally, we offer multi-language flexibility with support for 32 languages, enabling developers to create voice-enabled devices that can be shipped around the world.”

“The Cyberon software is a valuable addition to our huge audio/voice/speech software partner ecosystem, offering advanced features including the ability for users to create their own personal and speaker-dependent trigger words,” said Larry Przywara, group director of audio/voice IP marketing, Cadence.

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