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From MediaTek: "Smart Speakers in Japan can now use DOCOMO's AI Voice Assistant"

Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on January 07, 2019

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Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by Berkshire Hathaway company, TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is part of the Exponential Technology Group (XTG) – a supergroup of electronic component distributors and engineering services firms working together to advance the electronics industry. For more information, visit www.symmetryelectronics.com.


The MT8516 is the chip powering most of the world's smart speakers (voice assistant devices), and now Japanese customers can take advantage of a localized AI assistants thanks to freshly announced integration with DOCOMO's AI Agent system. This close collaboration blends together the best relationship of home product-to-Cloud service. 

Integration of DOCOMO’s AI Agent API allows the development of new voice services for MT8516-powered VAD devices, making advanced products even more accessible for consumers in Japan, where DOCOMO is one of the market leaders. 

DOCOMO’s multi-purpose dialogue engine in its AI Agent, for the MT8516, includes built-support for automatic speech recognition (ASR), natural language understanding (NLU) and text to speech (TTS) so smart devices can better understand commands, enabling users to seamlessly communicate with their devices.

MediaTek’s MT8516 is a leading platform for VAD devices globally because of its highly integrated, power-efficient platform that blends together a quad-core Arm Cortex-A35-based AP, plus Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 with their RFFE built-in. Brands get great flexibility to design exciting new products thanks to its extensive interfaces, enhanced audio and microphone processing and wide memory type support (LPDDR2, LPDDR3, DDR3, DDR3L and DDR4). Meanwhile, MediaTek's PowerAQ allows easy product tuning and speeds time to market.

 

Source: https://www.mediatek.com/blog/smart-speakers-in-japan-can-now-use-docomos-ai-agent 


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Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on January 07, 2019

About Symmetry Electronics Team

Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by Berkshire Hathaway company, TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is part of the Exponential Technology Group (XTG) – a supergroup of electronic component distributors and engineering services firms working together to advance the electronics industry. For more information, visit www.symmetryelectronics.com.

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