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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Read BDTI's Independent Analysis of the Vectra LX DSP Engine

Tensilica's Vectra XL DSP engine is a quad-MAC DSP powerhouse. Once added to a base XTensa LX processor core with just a click of a configuration button, the Vectra LX DSP uses 64-bit instruction words containing 3 issue slots for ALU, multiply-accumulate, and load/store operations.

Like all configuration options, Vectra LX is fully supported by the entire Tensilica software environment including advanced auto-vectorization capabilities in the Xtensa C/C++ Compiler (XCC). XCC enables the Vectra LX engine designers to reap the benefits of vector processing on a SIMD engine without manual assembly level programming.