Smart Edge SoCs Integrate Neural Network Acceleration

Synaptics’ AS3xx family of Smart Edge AudioSmart solutions include what the company is calling the world’s first fully integrated SoCs comprising neural network acceleration, a proprietary wake word engine with support for custom wake words, and far-field voice processing. Designed using a 22-nm process node, the AudioSmart AS371 incorporates a machine learning engine using the company’s Synaptics Neural Network Acceleration and Processing (SyNAP) technology. SyNAP enables features such as user identification and behavioral prediction which allows voice assistants to perform ambient computing and a more intuitive interaction with users.


The AS371 with SyNAP on-device intelligence enhances consumer privacy by greatly reducing the need to continuously send personal data to the cloud. SyNAP also takes steps to support GDPR compliance as well as other current and emerging regulations. Another feature AS3xx family is integrated and purpose-built far-field voice processing and wake word technology.

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AS3xx devices include:

  • AS371 (for voice-enabled devices with SyNAP)
  • AS390 (for voice-enabled devices with displays)
  • AS350 (for voice-enabled low-power devices)
  • AS320 (for voice-enabled microcontroller-based devices)


For more details, visit Synaptics.

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