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Friday, March 09, 2007

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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