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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

New Cadence Partner offers Voice Processing for Tensilica HiFi Audio DSPs

Fortemedia's groundbreaking voice processing solution, iS600, is now available optimized for Cadence's Tensilica® HiFi DSPs. The iS600 high performance voice processing technology dramatically improves user experience in voice communication and voice recognition for smart phones. In the past, such performance was only available with a custom dedicated DSP that had enough devoted bandwidth and memory. With iS600, a superior solution can be available on a licensable DSP which is already integrated in many equipment including smartphones, tablets, Digital TV, STB, Blu-ray Disc players, Car Entertainment Systems and Lap Top/Desktop Computers. See the rest of their press release.

Monday, October 14, 2013

AMD's new True Audio features Cadence Tensilica HiFi Audio DSPs

Read the interview with AMD’s Carl Wakeland. Wakeland is a Fellow Design Engineer and considered the “author” of TrueAudio. TrueAudio includes one HiFi EP and two HiFi 2 DSPs.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Cadence adds Dolby and DTS SW for Tensilica HiFi Audio DSPs

Cadence announced that it was the first company to offer an IP core solution supporting Dolby Digital Plus with DS1 and DTS Neural Surround.

The Dolby DS1 for Dolby Digital Plus is for applications in mobile devices such as handsets and tablets as well as any infotainment system with small speakers, like ultra-slim flat-panel TVs. Dolby DS1 for Digital Plus is optimized to provide mobile users with home theater-inspired sound quality by enabling a distortion-free audio/voice boost and also by compensating for unintelligible dialogue, extreme volume variation, and deficiencies inherent in the small speakers and low-power amplifiers on most mobile devices. See press release.

DTS Neural Surround brings a home theater-like experience to automobiles and A/V receivers, significantly enhancing the sound quality of upmixing from compressed media types like MP3. Many recent sports and music broadcasts, including Rolling Stones concerts and the 2013 Super Bowl, were broadcast in DTS Neural Surround to ensure that fans received the highest level quality audio. See press release.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Dialog Semiconductor Licenses Cadence's Industry-Leading Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSP IP

“Sound quality, performance and low power architecture are critical contributors to our reputation and success with our leading customers,” said Mark Tyndall, vice president of corporate development and strategy at Dialog. “The Cadence Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSP delivers in all these areas and has a comprehensive software partner ecosystem, which is essential for the connectivity and portable device markets we serve.”
Read more here.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Today's moving day! Tensilica employees are moving to the Cadence campus

It's work-from-home days while the trucks move our stuff over to the Cadence campus. Our new office address is 2655 Seely Avenue, Building 8, San Jose, CA 95134. The main phone number is 408-943-1234. And our Tensilica email addresses will still work, so you can easily get in touch with us.

Cadence's Building 10 - You can't miss it from Montague Expressway in San Jose\

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Renesas Licenses Cadence’s Tensilica ConnX D2 DSP for Next-Generation IoT Chip

Combined with the special acceleration packages optimized for IoT wired and wireless modem standards, the ConnX D2 DSP was selected because it met the low-power, small-size and high-performance requirements for Renesas’ new chip, with extra headroom for future standards. The acceleration packages enable a 10X power/performance improvement over the standard ConnX D2 performance.
Read press release.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

MStar Licenses Tensilica IP Core from Cadence

“By leveraging the capabilities of the Xtensa DPU, we were able to better optimize our design for higher efficiency,” stated WK Chia, Vice President of Research and Development, MStar. “As a result, we were able to further enhance our home entertainment platform and provide our customers with more cost-efficient solutions.”
Read the press release.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Cadence Tensilica DPU Featured in new GEO Semiconductor Geometric Processing IC for Ultra-Wide Angle Cameras and Pico Projector Based Heads-Up displays

"The GW3300 integrates GEO’s patented eWARP® core and a Tensilica® CPU with parallel and MIPI interfaces on both inputs and outputs. The GW3300’s fully programmable geometry processing engine can correct for complex lens distortion, perspective and rotational misalignment, as well as brightness nonuniformityin real time with as low as 1/6 frame of latency." See GEO's press release.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cadence First to Demo Complete M-PCIe PHY and Controller Solution at MIPI and PCI-SIG Conferences

One of the hottest (or should I say coolest – because low power is so important) new standards is PCI Express® (PCIe) over M-PHY, or M-PCIe.  To implement it properly, it’s essential that the controller and PHY work well together as the interface specification between them is, to put it mildly, loosely defined. 

Our booth was jammed at the PCI-SIG conference, and our demo of a complete PHY and controller for mobile PCI Express was very impressive.  Find out more on the Cadence blog.

Monday, June 17, 2013

What Cadence's Acquisition of Evatronix Brings to the IP Party

Cadence's expanding IP portfolio now includes Evatronix.  They bring some great IP products to the Cadence mix, including USB solutions, NAND Flash IP, SD Host 4.0, MIPI SLIMbus IP, and an 8051 controller.  Find out more by reading this blog.