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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Tensilica Offers Free Music Downloads to Showcase Quality of HiFi 2 Audio Engine

Tensilica, Inc. is offering free jazz music downloads in five popular music formats (MP3, WMA, MPEG-2/4 AAC LC, aacPlus™ v1, and aacPlus v2) from its web site at Tensilica encoded the free music downloads utilizing the HiFi 2 Audio Engine encoders to showcase the fidelity achieved with a DSP processor core optimized for audio.

The two tunes available, “Les is Moore” and “Pigsaw Juzzle,” are from the Pigsaw Juzzle CD from the Hip Pocket Jazz Quintet ( The Hip Pocket Jazz Quintet has been playing in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1989 and Pigsaw Juzzle marks the group's first all-original release. The cornerstone of Hip Pocket's philosophy is to create truly improvised jazz. All the musicians are in the same room at the same time and there are no overdubs.

See Diamond NetSeminar at Techonline

See Tensilica's newest NetSeminar at Technoline. "Using Diamond Standard Processors in AMBA-based SOCs" gives a great overview of our Diamond Standard processor family. It's free and can be viewed any time. Go to:

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Tensilica Adds Ogg Vorbis Decoder to Popular Xtensa HiFi 2 Audio Engine

Tensilicahas added an Ogg Vorbis decoder for its popular Xtensa HiFi 2 Audio Engine and Diamond 330HiFi processor core. The Xtensa HiFi 2 Audio Engine is the most popular audio processor core on the market, designed into devices ranging from cellular phone handsets to prosumer audio. This year, Tensilica’s customers will ship tens of millions of products using the Xtensa HiFi Audio Engine. With this software decoder, the capability to play music encoded in the Ogg Vorbis format can be added to any chip that includes the Xtensa HiFi 2 Audio Engine. The Ogg Vorbis format is increasingly popular in video games and digital audio players because it is open source and royalty free.

For more information on the HiFi 2 audio engine, see
For more information on the Diamond Standard 330HiFi Audio processor, see