From SmartMics to highly optimized Advanced Audio Processors, Knowles' family of Open DSPs provides industry leading performance at unprecedented power efficiency.
With a power efficient, always-on audio DSP embedded inside a Knowles world class MEMS microphone, our SmartMics make it easy to add always-on wake words and a voice-command interface.
Clearer conference calls with
Stay in your comfort zone
Sounding good with
Enhanced audio processing
Broken glass alerts with
acoustic event detection
Serious sports tracking
Voice activated phone finder
“Find my cell phone”
Machine-Learning Audio Processors
The Platform for Next-Gen Audio, Voice and Contextually Aware Products
With three uniquely-optimized cores DSP cores and an M4 processor, the IA8508A makes it easy to add advanced audio functionality and machine learning to your mobile, hearable or IoT devices.
Voice controlled TVs and sound bars
Edge processing smartphones
Wireless earphones with
voice command and gestures
Intelligent clothes washer with
audio-enabled fabric care
Voice activated remote controls
Open Architecture Expands the Options for Next-Generation Algorithms for AI and Machine Learning
Knowles offers a full developer platform including a Software Development Kit (SDK), plug-in-based framework, example plugins, Evaluation Module (EVM), compiler toolchain, test applications, optimized DSP toolkit libraries, and comprehensive documentation. The DSP SDK is based on the familiar Tensilica toolchain and includes a chip simulator environment for easy development and debugging. For the ARM Cortex M4 on the IA8508A, Knowles supports standard and widely used ARM toolchains.
Proven Solutions Ported to Knowles Advanced Audio Platforms
With our Partner Program, you get access to advanced functionality from leading algorithm providers, significantly reducing development time and risk.
Profitable, venture backed, privately held software company focused on improving the user experience through embedded machine learning technologies such as voice, vision, and natural language processing.
What They're Saying
Our Development Partners Share Their Experiences with the Knowles Intelligent Audio platform.
"DSP Concepts is glad to be partnering with Knowles and providing a graphical audio design framework for their OpenDSP architecture. Our benchmarks show that Knowles' processors are the most power efficient floating-point audio DSPs in their class and will enable the next generation of advanced wearable and hearable products. With DSP Concepts' Audio Weaver framework, product makers can accelerate their time to market and create superior designs by working graphically at a system level."
“Knowles continues to innovate most recently through their OpenDSP platform architecture providing both power efficiency and versatility. The Knowles OpenDSP platform environment enables quick and smooth integration of 3rd-party IP and this is evidenced by the recent successful enablement of Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree technology.”
- Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory
“A flexible platform architecture is key to the success of intelligent, context-sensing capabilities, such as sound recognition. We are very excited to work with Knowles on their OpenDSP platform architecture, as it provides the perfect blend of power efficiency and versatility for consumer tech manufacturers. What’s more, the Knowles OpenDSP platform environment enables the smooth integration of Audio Analytic’s ai3 sound recognition software for our customers.”
- Dr. Chris Mitchell, CEO & Founder, Audio Analytic
“Sonarax is extremely honored to partner with an industry leader such as Knowles. We consider audio to be the ultimate means for out-of-band communication and the audio processor to be the ultimate sensor. Sonarax provides audio based secure connection, distance measurement, pairing and authentication between devices, thus, our unique technology together with Knowles’ state-of-the-art processor, makes a perfect fit to match current and future market demands.”
- Benny Saban, CEO, Sonarax