A new design for program‐controlled voice switching circuits using a microprocessor

Hiroshi Oikawa*, Shoji Makino, Masakazu Nishino, Kazuhiko Yamamori

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The voice switching circuit (VS) is applied widely to various problems, including echo suppression and howling suppression in the communication equipment, realizing the magnified voice communication using microphones and loudspeakers. It is also applied frequently in recent years in combination with the echo canceller, in a form to complement the performance of the echo canceller. Kato et al. [3] discussed in detail the operational performance and the design method when VS is realized by the analog circuit, and proposed the automatic loss switching VS (ALS), where the switching loss is reduced by automatically adapting to the change of the acoustic and side‐tone characteristics. In their method, however, ALS is constructed using only the analog circuit. This makes the design complicated and makes it difficult to reduce the switching loss compared to the present design. With this in mind, the goal here is to realize the ALS function by program control, using the microprocessor (μP). the following two program‐controlled VS with excellent voice communication functions are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalElectronics and Communications in Japan (Part I: Communications)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Apr
Externally publishedYes


  • Voice switching circuit
  • frequency‐divided voice switching circuit
  • loudspeaker telephone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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