PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Libre Wireless Technologies, Inc. a leading embedded Wireless Voice/AI solutions provider, today announced “MAVID,” its super compact, ultra-low power mic-to-cloud platform, now supports the Alexa Voice Service (AVS). This breakthrough platform incorporates a complete hardware and software solution for embedded voice, IoT, audio and wireless connectivity, and now features integrated AVS. In addition to bringing great value to existing voice-enabled products, this platform will enable OEM’s and ODM’s to create entirely new applications not previously possible, such as pocket-sized battery-powered devices, unique portable and even wearable products for next generation AI and voice service products.
MAVID measures only 13.5mm x 13.5mm and provides performance optimized dual band WiFi, Bluetooth audio/BLE and extensive host MCU capabilities incorporating a feature rich STM32 microcontroller from STMicroelectronics. This industry-leading low-power voice/AI solution is enabled with the STM32Cube.AI Neural-Network developer toolbox and will be continually expanding features through this important STM32 portfolio and ecosystem into the future.
“We appreciate our strong relationship with Libre and that this collaboration has yielded such a unique voice/AI device in this explosive new market,” said Miguel Castro, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Marketing Manager, STMicroelectronics. “We are excited that the MAVID platform is now approved and ready for market and that engaged customers are already designing break-through new products and that the strong demand pipeline can now be accelerated together with Libre.”
MAVID’s multiprotocol connectivity comes with best-in-class 2.4/5Ghz dual-band 802.11ac WiFi, BT 4.1 with audio and BLE interfaces, concurrent WiFi/BT operation and protocol support along with RF/Antenna coexistence. It also features a highly efficient RTOS-based OS with minimum memory footprint and rapid response; 1/2/3 mic far field voice options with full Acoustic Echo Cancellation for ASR and Voice communications; Beam Forming; regional Wake Word recognition; ultra-low power Wake-on-voice features; and embedded RAM and Flash memory. This extensive hardware integration into a single device is incredibly unique and now features support for Alexa, all running on Libre’s very fast and power efficient Real-Time Operating System.
“We are very proud of having worked on MAVID and delivering this revolutionary voice/AI technology product to market. MAVID offers so much unique and differentiating value to our customers, especially at this time when Brand/OEM customers are looking for key differentiation and the ability to position their products along side the first party products,” says Jordan Watters, Chief Executive Officer at Libre Wireless Technologies. “We are very excited by the overwhelming market response to MAVID and the new voice enabled products being designed based on this unique technology. We look forward to more product announcements in the coming weeks and months.”
The first MAVID-based product is for Alexa and will launch in the India market, with several products in the certification pipeline for the US and EU markets with launches beginning in Q1 2019.
About Libre Wireless Technologies, Inc.
Libre Wireless Technologies has extensive expertise in developing WiFi/Wireless technologies for IoT, media streaming, voice interface/control and AI applications. Libre delivers comprehensive hardware and software SDK platforms that are scalable across ecosystems, features, power and price. Libre offers a range of approved and certified electronic modules along with RF/antenna design solutions and extensive software that manages virtually all aspects of system, voice and connectivity features. The Libre team has deep WiFi/BT technology, IoT and A/V system design experience combined with world wide sales, technical support and design partnerships. The Libre platforms incorporate unique media streaming technology, scalable mic-to-cloud voice processing modules, broad mobile platform ecosystem support, seamless interoperability, scalable price/performance solutions and flexible WiFi/Bluetooth/Zigbee/DECT options. Optimized for performance, power, size and cost, the Libre Wireless solutions provide ODM’s and CE Brand customers with the most complete, flexible and ecosystem leading technology available.