Implementation of an enhanced fixed point Variable Bit-Rate MELP vocoder on TMS320C549

Ertan, AE
Aksu, EB
Ilk, HG
Karci, H
Karpat, O
Kolcak, T
Sendur, L
Demirekler, Mübeccel
Cetin, AE
In this paper, a fixed point Variable Bit-Rate (VBR) Mixed Excitation Linear Predictive Coding (MELP(TM)) vocoder is presented. The VBR-MELP vocoder is also implemented on a TMS320C54x and it achieves virtually indistinguishable federal standard MELP quality at bit-rates between 1.0 to 1.6 kb/s. The backbone of VBR-MELP vocoder is similar to that of federal standard MELP. It utilizes a novel sub-band based voice activity detector in the back-end of encoder to discriminate background noise from speech activity. Since proposed detector uses only parameters extracted in the encoder, its computational complexity is very low.


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A. Ertan et al., “Implementation of an enhanced fixed point Variable Bit-Rate MELP vocoder on TMS320C549,” 1999, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: