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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

ByteTools’ Low-Cost Catapult Probe Supports Tensilica’s Processors

ByteTools’ Catapult JTAG probes are now available for Tensilica’s Diamond Standard and Xtensa configurable processors. The high-performance, low-cost Catapult devices work out-of-the-box with Tensilica’s software development tools, meaning that users need not install any additional software. Catapult probes interface to the standard XOCD 14-pin JTAG header, with Catapult EJ-1 offering an Ethernet host interface, and Catapult UJ-1 offering a USB host interface. For more information, see

Friday, March 09, 2007

Enuclia Picks Tensilica’s HiFi 2 Audio Engine for Flat Panel TV Chips

Enuclia Semiconductorselected the Xtensa LX processor with the HiFi 2 Audio Engine for its next-generation flat-panel TV integrated circuits. Enuclia is developing chips that produce the best possible picture on analog and digital televisions whether they are displaying standard or high-definition content.

“Our chips deliver outstanding picture quality, and now we can also deliver exceptional audio quality with Tensilica’s HiFi 2 Audio Engine,” stated Chip Burczak, CEO of Enuclia. “We were impressed with the HiFi 2 Audio Engine because of its small size and the ability to run codecs more efficiently than competing solutions. Tensilica has been a solid partner for Enuclia.”

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Stretch Selects Tensilica Xtensa LX Processor and HiFi 2 Audio Engine

Stretch licensed Tensilica’s Xtensa LX processor and HiFi 2 Audio Engine for use in their next-generation Software Configurable Processor. The Stretch S6000 family of processors is targeted towards audio/video applications and achieves unrivaled video processing performance using a dual issue, VLIW configuration of the Xtensa LX processor coupled with the second generation of Stretch’s Instruction Set Extension Fabric (ISEF).

Craig Lytle, Stretch President and CEO commented; “The ability to accelerate a target application for the Xtensa processor through the creation of Tensilica Instruction Extensions in real time, is key to achieving the breakthrough performance levels needed by today’s demanding audio/video processing applications. We are delighted to be extending our relationship with Tensilica into our new S6000 family and are tremendously excited about the performance levels we have been able to deliver in this platform.”

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