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Thursday, January 29, 2009

UpZide Offers Expertise in VDSL2, LTE, UWB and Baseband Chip Desi

UpZide Technologies AB is now an authorized Tensilica Software Design Center. Over the past three years, UpZide has worked extensively on designs with Tensilica’s Xtensa customizable processors, and have strong expertise in optimizing these processors for VDSL2 (very high bit rate digital subscriber line), the most advanced standard for DSL communications. UpZide is now available to help other companies with their wireless datapath or baseband designs, including LTE (long-term evolution) and UWB (ultra wideband).

330HiFi Audio DSP Licensed by Fujitsu Microelectronics for Portable Consumer Electronics

“We selected Tensilica’s Diamond Standard 330HiFi Audio DSP for our customer’s portable consumer product,” stated Yoshio Kuniyasu, general manager of the IP Platform Solution Division at Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited. “Our customer realized that the Tensilica solution is one of the best for low power and had an extensive list of available software.”

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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Tensilica Drives Multimedia and Communications Products at CES 2009

Over 35 companies that either license Tensilica’s popular processor cores, or use merchant market semiconductor products that include Tensilica’s cores, will be displaying products at this week’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). These Tensilica-enabled products include some of the most advanced, innovative consumer devices, including Blu-ray Disc players, LCD TVs, cellular phones, WiFi- and W-USB-enabled notebook computers, inkjet and laser printers.

The list of exhibitors at CES that either license Tensilica’s processor cores, or use Tensilica-powered silicon products includes: AMD, Atheros Communications, Belkin, Broadcom, Calibre Technology, Cisco, Cypress Semiconductor, Dell, Denon, D-Link Systems, DS2, Epson, Fujitsu, HP, iBiquity Digital, Intel, JVC, Kodac, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Marvell, Mediaphy, Mitsubishi, Motorola, NEC Electronics, NTT Electronics, NVIDIA, Olevia, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Validity Sensors, XM Radio and Yamaha. For more info on their innovative products, see

Tensilica Enables Single Audio Core Blu-ray Disc Player SOCs

Tensilica will demonstrate DTS-HD Master Audio Lossless decoding on the HiFi 2 Audio DSP (digital signal processor), the industry’s lowest power, most area efficient audio processor core, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 8-11, 2009. The HiFi 2 DSP offers significant cost savings and a simplified programming model, as all Blu-ray audio processing can be done in one core, unlike other solutions that require two or more cores. Tensilica will have a private suite at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 3 (second floor), meeting place #35672MP. Reserve a meeting now by emailing

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

RealAudio Decoder Support for HiFi 2 Audio DSPs

Tensilica has ported the RealAudio 8, 9, and 10 decoders from digital entertainment services company RealNetworks, Inc. (RNWK) to the HiFi 2 Audio DSP, the industry’s leading licensable audio DSP. RealAudio utilizes advanced audio compression techniques to allow users to achieve high quality sound in a wide bandwidth range, and is the preferred media format for many users of cellular phones, portable media players, and mobile Internet devices. For more information, see