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Monday, June 22, 2009

New ConnX DSP Family

Tensilica today introduced a new family of high-performance DSPs IP cores - the ConnX DSP family - that include standard cores, click-box configurable options or a starting point for customized Xtensa LX DPUs for SOC designs.

"With its configurable instruction set, Tensilica has morphed its basic Xtensa RISC architecture to become a compelling DSP engine," stated Will Strauss, president of Forward Concepts. "The company's first giant leap into the DSP world was through the design of their HiFi 2 Audio Engine into cellular phones, Blu-ray Disc players, and other home entertainment products, where they've had considerable success. Now, with the ConnX DSP Baseband Engine, Tensilica is taking aim at the fastest growing part of the market - next generation wireless. They already have major customers - including Fujitsu, Panasonic and NEC - doing their own designs in this market. I expect they will do quite well with this high-performance DSP engine."