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miniDSP, a market leading designer and manufacturer of digital signal processing platforms and solutions for a wide range of applications, is proud to announce that the new UMA-8-SP high-performance USB microphone array is now shipping. With an MSRP of $125.00 USD, the UMA-8-SP is a fully compliant UAC2 audio interface with driverless support for Mac/Linux and ASIO drivers for Windows.

“Our UMA-8-SP microphone array plus stereo Class D amplifier with onboard direction detection, echo cancellation, and noise reduction, has a wide array of applications,” explained Tony Rouget, miniDSP CEO. “Seven high-performance MEMS microphones are configured in a circular arrangement to provide high-quality voice capture in farfield microphone applications such as AI assistants, conferencing, robotics, and more.”

Leveraging the onboard DSP processing from XMOS XVSM3000, the UMA-8-SP supports voice algorithms including beamforming, noise reduction, acoustic echo cancellation, and de-reverb. An onboard 2x15Wrms digital amplifier provides an all-in-one microphone array plus amplifier integration.

USB audio capabilities include recording in two possible modes depending on firmware, such as 8-channel mode (7 x MEMS installed + 1 x spare PDM port in the center) and stereo recording with DSP processing enabled, as well as stereo channel to digital audio amplifier for USB audio playback.

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“From DIYers to OEM, this pocket-size platform is engineered for flexibility in firmware, software, and hardware,” Rouget continued. “miniDSP’s website provides numerous applications, advice, step-by-step instructions, and methods for utilizing the UMA-8-SP microphone array for Google SDK, Alexa, Siri, IBM Watson, Microsoft Cortana, and MatLab, with more to come in the near future.”

For more information on miniDSP, please visit www.miniDSP.com.

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