Monday, December 15, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
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Friday, December 05, 2008
Sibridge provides innovative solutions for design, verification, and silicon platform software development of SoCs to semiconductors worldwide. The company offers a unique blend of three critical components in the development of SoCs: design and verification IP portfolios; strong chip design, integration and verification expertise; and pre and post silicon firmware development and validation for streaming media and networking applications.
For more information, see http://www.tensilica.com/news_events/pr_2008_12_04.htm
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
DAB+ is the successor to DAB which is currently deployed in many European countries, Canada, China and South Korea. The DAB+ standard is based on HE-AAC v2, which provides audio with equivalent or better subjective quality at lower bit rates than MPEG Audio Layer II used in DAB. The DAB+ standard is now being adopted by digital radio stations. It is already being broadcast in Italy, Malta and Singapore and deployments are planned for later this year and 2009 in Australia, Germany, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and other countries around the globe.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The RealVideo codec is fully compliant with RealVideo 9 and 10, so users can experience high-quality video from numerous sources in China . By using new technology that employs rigorous analysis to decompose and compress video content as well as more sophisticated image segmentation and motion analysis, it provides the same quality video at 80 percent lower bit rate than MPEG-2, 75 percent lower bit rate than HDTV, 45 percent lower bit rate than MPEG-4 (ASP), 30 percent lower bit rate than WMV 9, and 15 percent lower bit rate than H.264.
“Many people want to enjoy their TV and Internet content on one device, and the 388VDO gives us the video quality we need for the display of Internet video and images,” stated Dr. Xu Dong, president and COO, PowerLayer Microsystems. “We were impressed because it was a total drop-in solution, both hardware and software.”
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Wednesday, October 01, 2008
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Tuesday, September 30, 2008
“We are pleased to have been selected by Fujitsu, a leader in the mobile phone market,” stated Jack Guedj, Tensilica’s CEO. “With the Xtensa LX2 processor core, Fujitsu’s design teams can innovate more quickly while reducing design risks. Our Xtensa products are a good match for baseband DSP applications as they can be optimized to achieve unparalleled levels of speed/power/performance.”
For more information, see http://www.tensilica.com/news_events/pr_2008_09_29.htm
“Atrenta’s SpyGlass is well respected for its ability to find critical problems very early in the design cycle,” stated Chris Jones, Tensilica’s director of industry alliances. “Our engineers feel that the product suite provides high quality results and saves valuable design time.”
For more information, see http://www.tensilica.com/news_events/pr_2008_09_30.htm
Friday, September 26, 2008
“Morpho’s PhotoSolid image stabilization and other products provide unique image and video processing capabilities to mobile devices. Combined with Tensilica’s HiFi 2-based audio processors and customizable processors, developers working with Morpho can add these imaging features in very power efficient SOC designs,” stated Larry Przywara, Tensilica’s director of mobile multimedia. “We expect that our customers around the world will leverage the expertise Morpho has to offer to differentiate their portable devices.”
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Monday, September 22, 2008
Tensilica Adds AMR WB+ Audio / Speech Decoder and Encoder to HiFi 2 Audio Processor Software Library
Tensilica Confirms New Intel Media Processor for Consumer Electronics Devices Uses Company's HiFi 2 Audio Processor
Read more at http://www.tensilica.com/news_events/pr_2008_07_16.htm
Friday, June 06, 2008
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Immediately available, SPIRIT audio software packages include: AAC-LC decode and encode, aacPlus v1 and v2 decode and encode, BSAC decode, MP3 decode and encode, Ogg Vorbis decode, and WMA decode and encode. Voice codecs include AMR-NB (narrowband), AMR-WB and G.729AB.
For more information, see http://www.tensilica.com/news_events/pr_2008_06_04.htm
Embedded Alley Solutions, Inc. of San Jose, CA, provides Platform Optimized Linux Solutions, Linux consulting services and training. Timesys, of Pittsburgh, PA, is providing subscriptions to LinuxLink for Tensilica customers to access embedded software, tools, documentation, and support and Timestorm: an Eclipse-based IDE that provides a point-and-click interface for kernel and root filesystem configuration, profiling, testing, and debugging.
Read more at http://www.tensilica.com/news_events/pr_2008_06_02.htm
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008
This week at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) in San Jose, CA, the companies will showcase how easy it is to download Tensilica’s Diamond Standard 106Micro processor core through the Synplicity tool flow.
For more information, see http://www.tensilica.com/news_events/pr_2008_04_15.htm
Thursday, April 03, 2008
“The EDA Consortium is ideally positioned in two key areas,” Rowen stated. “First, it’s positioned to raise the profile of EDA’s special role among customers, investors, developers, the electronics media and the broader public. Second, it plays an important role coordinating computing platform strategies, influencing export license models, pressing for smart education and immigration policies, and other key industry concerns. I am excited about serving this important community.”
Dr. Chris Rowen was a pioneer in the development of RISC architecture at Stanford in the early 1980s and helped start MIPS Computer Systems Inc. in 1984, where he served in a variety of functions including vice president for Microprocessor Development and managed MIPS in Europe. When Silicon Graphics purchased MIPS, he became the technology and market development leader for Silicon Graphics Europe. In 1996, he became Synopsys’ vice president and general manager of the Design Reuse Group. He founded Tensilica in July 1997. He received a B.A. in physics from Harvard University and M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Xtensa and Diamond Standard processor designers will be able to easily import the cycle accurate instruction set simulator provided by Tensilica into the VaST platform for early architectural exploration and software development and debugging. Chip designers can test their Tensilica processor-based designs early in the design cycle with real software using VaST virtual system prototypes, significantly shortening the overall design cycle compared to traditional design methods and allowing designers to test design trade-offs while changes can still be cost-effectively made.
For more information, see http://www.tensilica.com/news_events/pr_2008_03_25.htm
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
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Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Cisco Systems debuts Tuesday (March 4) a router that packs on a custom 40-core processor a wide variety of networking services. The Ethernet giant aims to leverage its expertise designing complex ASICs to leapfrog competition in the $5 billion market for edge routers.
The Quantum Flow Processor takes to a new level Cisco's work on ASICs for its networking systems, surpassing in some ways technology in mainstream server CPUs from Intel Corp. and Sun Microsystems.
Key to the system is the 1.3 billion transistor flow processor, an 80W chip made in a 90nm process at Texas Instruments and designed using Cisco's customer-owned tooling. Each of its 40 Tensilica cores can handle up to four threads, far beyond the raw thread-level parallelism of Sun's 65nm Niagara or Intel's 45nm Penryn server CPUs.
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Monday, March 03, 2008
The T-MMB mobile TV standard is in the running to be adopted throughout China, and there are plans to have this in place in time for the Beijing Olympics.
NuFront’s T-MMB mobile TV baseband chip employs Tensilica’s Xtensa® configurable processor. "Tensilica’s Xtensa processor was very attractive for our next design because standard processor cores couldn’t give us the performance we needed,” stated Hamilton Yong, COO, NuFront Software. “The only way to get the performance was to optimize the processor, and Tensilica is the only company with the automated tools to make that customization much easier and ensure our success.”
“Following an in-depth technical analysis, we selected Tensilica’s Xtensa LX2 configurable processor core for our single chip low power True-UWB product families. The 7-GHz coverage of our solution unleashes the full capacities of the WiMedia based UWB solution to our customers. In particular it includes ‘above 6 GHz WiMedia bands,’ mandatory for Bluetooth-3.0 enabled devices,” stated Masoud Djafari, CEO and co-founder of WiLinx. “Tensilica’s easily configurable processor technology plays a key role in delivering the feature rich WiMedia protocol at low power and cost. It also makes the product more flexible for future upgrades.”
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Thursday, February 28, 2008
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008
“We needed a basic, low-cost, small controller, and the Diamond Standard 108Mini perfectly fit our requirements,” stated Alex Naqvi, CEO, SandForce.
For more information, see http://www.tensilica.com/news_events/pr_2008_02_26.htm
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
“Tensilica’s HiFi 2 audio DSP architecture is a widely adopted, advanced DSP core with over 30 voice and audio encoder and decoder software packages readily available,” stated G. S. Han, vice president of Samsung Electronics, System LSI Division. “After a thorough technical evaluation of Tensilica’s HiFi offering, we found that the Diamond 330HiFi was the right audio DSP for Samsung and will be a key DSP in our IP portfolio for years to come.”
For more information, see http://www.tensilica.com/news_events/pr_2008_02_14.htm
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Monday, January 07, 2008
The list of exhibitors at CES that either license Tensilica’s Xtensa configurable or Diamond Standard processor cores or use Tensilica-powered silicon products includes: AMD, Atheros Communications, Belkin, Broadcom, Cisco, Cypress Semiconductor, Dell, D-Link Systems, Epson, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard, iBiquity Digital, Intel, JVC, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Marvell, Mediaphy, Mitsubishi, Motorola, NEC Electronics, NTT Electronics, NVIDIA, Olevia, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Validity Sensors, and XM Radio.
Some of the most innovative solutions on display that include Tensilica processors include:
- AMD uses Tensilica’s processors for audio and video functions in the Imageon family of Media Processors, which are used in mobile phones from Cingular, Motorola, Panasonic and Samsung; and ATI Radeon graphics chips with Avivo-HD UVD technology.
- Epson uses multiple Tensilica processors for the entire image processing engine in its latest inkjet photo printer lines.
- HP uses Tensilica processors in its popular low-cost Laserjet product line.
- LG Electronics uses Tensilica’s processors in their mobile phones for the Korean T-DMB and European DVB-H television services.
- NVIDIA uses Tensilica processors in high-performance graphics cards and chips for cellular phones.
- Samsung’s HD Radio chip set, which is based on a Tensilica processor core, will be displayed at the iBiquity booth.
- Syntax Olevia 7 Series 1080p 42" and 47" LCD TV displays and the 65” Olevia 265TFHD LCD TV feature the integrated Realta HQV video processing engine from Silicon Optix, a Tensilica licensee.
Other products from CES vendors using the Silicon Optix HQV chip include:
- Yamaha DPX-1300 high-performance digital video projector
- Mitsubishi HC5000BL 1080p LCD projector
- Samsung Blu-Ray DVD Player
Tensilica-based chips provide the wireless USB functions for notebooks from Dell, Lenovo and Toshiba as well as the wireless USB hubs and adapters from Belkin and D-Link.
Tensilica will be hosting meetings in its suites at the Venetian Hotel at CES. To schedule a meeting, please contact Toni Garza at firstname.lastname@example.org.