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Monday, January 31, 2011

Fujitsu Signs Multi-Year Corporate License for Tensilica’s Audio, Baseband DSP and Dataplane Processor IP Cores

Fujitsu Limited has signed a multi-year corporate license for Tensilica’s audio, baseband DSP (digital signal processor) and dataplane processor units (DPUs), which are a combination of highly efficient DSP and embedded control processor cores for SOC design that can be optimized to achieved 10x to 100x speed and power improvements. The contract includes access to Tensilica IP cores for all Fujitsu divisions.
            In the development of our next-generation high-performance mobile terminals, we realized the great performance,power and time-to-market benefits of Tensilica’s technology,” stated Minoru Sakata, president, Mobile Phones Unit, Fujitsu Limited. “This is why we have decided to expand its use throughout our product lines.”

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tensilica inside AMD ATI Radeon Graphics

Did you know Tensilica's inside UVB-powered AMD's ATI Radeon graphics chips? Look for the HD5000 series, HD4000 series, HD3000 series, HD2000 series, x1900 series, the x1600 series and the x1300 series graphics chips in board from tons of vendors. UVD is a dedicated video decode processing unit that offloads the CPU from the decoding process, reducing power use, helping decrease system noise and helping increase notebook battery life during HD video playback.

Monday, January 24, 2011

White Paper: Using Processors in the SOC Dataplane

To effectively use processors in the dataplane, designers need a quick, fool-proof way to customize those processors for the exact task at hand. A dataplane processor (or "DPU") naturally connects to existing RTL blocks and provides additional computational horsepower tailored to the exact data type needed - all this with less effort than hand-coding RTL finite state machines or microcoded engines.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sign up Now for Meeting at MWC

This year's MWC meeting rooms are already starting to fill. We'll have demos of our market leading HiFi Audio DSP as well as our Baseband Engine for LTE. We're leading the design cycle for LTE equipment - if you want to know more about this, just email

Friday, January 14, 2011

Audience and AT&T Complete First Phase of Handset Introductions Offering Advanced Voice Technology Read more: Audience and AT&T Complete First Phase of Handset Introductions Offering Advanced Voice Technology - FierceWireless

Audience, Inc., a leading global provider of advanced voice processors for the mobile market, today announced that, with AT&T, it has completed the first phase of product roll-outs, offering the company's earSmart™ voice processing technology. Audience voice chips with earSmart technology, replicate the functions of human hearing to suppress background noise and enhance voice communications, and are now featured in a range of AT&T handsets to meet varied customer needs and preferences. Audience is a customer of Tensilica.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New white paper: 10 Reasons to Customize a Processor Core

If you use a processor core for more than simple control tasks, you'll be amazed at what a little bit of customization can do for you in terms of lower power, smaller area and better performance. Read this white paper to find out.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tensilica's HiFi Audio Big Hit at CES

Yes, you could hear the difference and the excitement. With over 80 software codecs and audio enhancement software packages available, Tensilica's HiFi Audio DSPs were the hit of super techie land at CES. Already considered the de facto standard for audio SOC design, products with our audio codecs were featured throughout the show.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Tensilica’s Dominant Market Share in Audio DSP IP Cores in Evidence at CES 2011

More products than ever before based on Tensilica's dataplane processors (DPUs) will be demonstrated at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), January 6-9 in Las Vegas, NV USA. These Tensilica-enabled products include some of the most advanced, innovative consumer devices, including HDTVs, smartphones, tablet PCs, digital set top boxes, digital/HD radios, Blu-ray Disc players, inkjet and laser printers, and other automotive and home entertainment systems.

Tensilica will showcase its #1 position in audio IP cores, including the popular HiFi Audio DSP running within the Android platform, in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, meeting room MP25845. To schedule an appointment, please contact

TranSwitch Credits Tensilica for Best in Class Performance

TranSwitch writes: "Java Virtual Machine runs on one of the two Tensilica Xtensa LX2 RISC cores that are a key element of the Atlanta 2000's value proposition. Due to the unique, triple issue capability of these cores, a 7,000 CaffeineMark score has been achieved at a significantly lower clock rate than other processors, enabling a breakthrough performance with a typical power consumption of 1.3 Watts." Click on headline to read entire statement.