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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Almost Halloween

It's our annual trick-or-treat at Tensilica day. Aren't these girls cute?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Why Powerline Communications is Getting "Hot"

Pardon the pun, but we're seeing several customers designing Tensilica cores into powerline applications. This Gigaom article (click on headline) gives a nice overview.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Carbon Design Systems' New IP Exchange

Carbon Design Systems unveiled Carbon IP Exchange, a web portal with a rich library of system-level models from a variety of IP vendors, including Tensilica, to streamline the creation of virtual platforms for architecture analysis, performance optimization and pre-silicon software development. By making 100% accurate models of our bridge components available on Carbon IP Exchange, we are giving our customers the ability to make accurate decisions even earlier in the design cycle.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Try our SW Tools Free for 15 Days - You'll Like Them

We're so confident in the quality of our software tools that you can try them for free for 15 days. If you need a longer eval, just let us know. clikc on the headline to sign up.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Why Did DesignArt Networks Pick Tensilica for 4G SOC?

The new and disruptive DAN3000 4G SoC family employs multiple customized processor cores from Tensilica. The result is the first fully integrated 40nm multi-layer, multi-core SoC platform, delivering more than 1 Gbps in mobile broadband data throughput, ready for LTE Advanced applications. With the DAN3000 SoC family, DesignArt Networks integrated all radio access network (RAN) processing layers into one single-SoC architecture, eliminating cost, size and performance roadblocks to multi-gigabit 4G broadband services.

To find out why they picked Tensilica, click on the link on the headline.

Friday, October 15, 2010

White Paper: How to Avoid the Traps and Pitfalls of SOC Design

Chances are pretty good that your current SOC design approach is making your job much harder than it needs to be. Start out on an easier path with this white paper.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Get HD Radio Add-on for iPhone

If you're not going to buy a new car to get HD radio, you can get a simple iPhone add-on, sold exclusively at RadioShack, and carry HD radio and Tensilica with you everywhere you go.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Buy a 2011 Car and Support Tensilica

Our HiFi Audio is inside many 2011 cars. Audi. BMW. Ford. Hyundai. Jaguar. Kia. Land Rover, Lincoln. Mercedes. Mercury. Mini. Rolls-Royce. Scion. VW, Volvo. Which will you pick? I'm thinking Rolls. Guess I'll have to start saving up.

Monday, October 11, 2010

What Does It Mean to Use Processors in the SOC Dataplane?

If you're involved in SOC (system-on-chip) design, it's likely that you're putting lots of processors into every new design. While most embedded processor IP companies invest in making controllers for applications processing, Tensilica invests in processors for the SOC dataplane, where the hardest data-intensive work must be done. See our new company overview page for more details.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

4M Wireless Completes LTE Protocol Stack Software for Tensilica's 3GPP LTE Reference Architecture

The 4M Wireless PS100 LTE protocol stack is a 3GPP Release 8 compliant implementation of the LTE protocol stack for User Equipment (UE) terminals. It consists of a fully optimized Layer 2, Layer 3, and NAS LTE protocol software enabling the highest uplink and downlink data rates. It is optimized for low power consumption and efficient processor utilization.

Tensilica's LTE total solution is really coming together! Maybe that's why it's so popular.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

New White Paper: The What, Why, and How of Customizable Dataplane Processors (DPUs)

What is a DPU? What can DPUs do? Why would anyone want to use this type of processor? How can a DPU be used instead of creating hand-coded RTL hardware? These questions and more are answered in this white paper.

Monday, October 04, 2010

New white paper: 10 Reasons to Customize a Processor Core

There are plenty of really good, proven processor cores on the market today. But if you have more than simple control tasks, perhaps you've considered using a processor that you can customize. We'll give you 10 good reasons why you should consider customizing your core in your next SOC design.