Cirrus Logic Voice Capture Development Kit for Alexa Voice Service (AVS) Available Exclusively through Digi-Key

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - August 8, 2017

Digi-Key Electronics, a full-service global distributor of electronic components, is proud to announce Cirrus Logic's Voice Capture Development Kit for Amazon AVS (598-2471-KIT-ND) is available for immediate shipment worldwide exclusively from Digi-Key and is priced at just $400.

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The kit is a complete solution for developing a hands-free AVS product enabled with Alexa, Amazon's intelligent voice control service. The kit features Cirrus Logic's SoundClear® voice capture solution, smart codec, MEMS microphones, and control console that leverages the AVS APIs to help developers, design engineers, and OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) easily build commercial-grade, voice-activated products.

The Cirrus Logic Voice Capture Development Kit for Amazon AVS is ideal for applications such as Portable Smart Speakers, Networked Smart Speakers, Digital Assistants, and Smart Home Voice Control, among others.

"Our voice capture development kit delivers superior voice command performance that, when combined with the provided Cirrus Logic tools and software, enables OEMs to bring high-fidelity speakers with superior Alexa voice interaction to market faster," said Carl Alberty, Vice President of Marketing, Cirrus Logic audio products. "Together with Digi-Key, we are providing an easy-to-use solution that reduces BOM costs and system costs of emerging voice-enabled products."

Digi-Key worked closely with Cirrus Logic to select and source high-quality components to create a complete solution right out of the box. They also designed a custom, anti-static case that aids in the protection, transportation, storage, and even operation of the kit. Together the companies went through several testing iterations to find the right case and foam insert to house the components.

"Hands-free, voice-activated products are continuously gaining popularity in our industry and the Cirrus Logic Voice Capture Development Kit for Amazon AVS will enable our customers to easily integrate those features into their designs," said David Stein, VP, Global Semiconductor at Digi-Key. "We are pleased to partner with Cirrus Logic to offer this complete solution to engineers and manufacturers around the world, reduce their development costs, and enable innovation."

For more information about Cirrus Logic and to see their entire product listing, please visit their Supplier Center page on the Digi-Key website.

About Cirrus Logic

Cirrus Logic is a leader in high performance, low-power ICs for audio and voice signal processing applications. Cirrus Logic's products span the entire audio signal chain, from capture to playback, providing innovative products for the world's top smartphones, tablets, digital headsets, wearables and emerging smart home applications. With headquarters in Austin, Texas, Cirrus Logic is recognized globally for its award-winning corporate culture. Check us out at www.cirrus.com.

About Digi-Key Electronics

Digi-Key Electronics, headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minn., USA, is an authorized global, full-service distributor of electronic components, offering more than six million products, with over 1.3 million in stock and available for immediate shipment, from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. Digi-Key also offers a wide variety of online resources such as EDA and design tools, datasheets, reference designs, instructional articles and videos, multimedia libraries, and much more. Technical support is available 24/7 via email, phone and webchat. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering can be found by visiting www.digikey.com.