7 Enhanced Full Rate speech channel Voice Activity Detection (VAD)

06.513GPPGSM Enhanced full rate speech processing functions: General descriptionTS

The Enhanced Full Rate VAD function is described in GSM 06.82 [10].

The input to the VAD is a set of parameters computed by the Enhanced Full Rate speech encoder defined in GSM 06.60 [6]. The VAD uses this information to decide whether each 20 ms speech coder frame contains speech or not. Note that the VAD flag is an input to TX DTX handler and does not control the transmitter keying directly.

GSM 06.82 [10] describes the VAD algorithm and GSM 06.53 [4] defines the C code. The verification of compliance to GSM 06.82 [10] is achieved by use of digital test sequences (see GSM 06.54 [5]) applied to the same interface as the test sequences for the speech codec.