Reconstruction of multiple-user voice commands using a hybrid system based on thin-film electronics and CMOS

L. Huang, J. Sanz-Robinson, T. Moy, Y. Hu, W. Rieutort-Louis, S. Wagner, James Christopher Sturm, Naveen Verma

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Abstract

This paper presents a system consisting of an array of thin-film microphone channels on glass, which can be formed on large substrates. Each microphone channel consists of a polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) piezoelectric transducer as well as amplifier and scan circuits based on amorphous-silicon (a-Si) thin-film transistors (TFTs). The scan circuits multiplex signals from multiple channels to a CMOS IC for readout. By spatially distributing the channels on a large substrate, audio signals from multiple simultaneous speakers in a space can be both acquired in closer proximity and separated, enabling a multi-user human-computer interface based on voice commands. To overcome low TFT performance in the scan circuits (which limits channel sampling to below the Nyquist rate), a signal reconstruction algorithm is proposed. An 8-channel system demonstrates acquisition and reconstruction of 2 simultaneous audio signals at 2m distance from the array.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 Symposium on VLSI Technology, VLSI Technology 2015 - Digest of Technical Papers
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
PagesC196-C197
ISBN (Electronic)9784863485013
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 25 2015
EventSymposium on VLSI Technology, VLSI Technology 2015 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Jun 16 2015Jun 18 2015

Publication series

NameDigest of Technical Papers - Symposium on VLSI Technology
Volume2015-August
ISSN (Print)0743-1562

Other

OtherSymposium on VLSI Technology, VLSI Technology 2015
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period6/16/156/18/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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