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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tensilica is running "The Relay" This Weekend

It's a 196-mile race in support of organ donations. Our 12-member team will start in lovely wine country and run across the Golden Gate Bridge, all the way to Davenport, a town near the ocean. No, I'm not a runner, but I am driving the van for the night shift. Yes, the relay runners will run from the 11 am start time on Saturday until approximately 5 pm on Sunday - straight through, resting in the van between runs! It will be crazy!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tensilica First IP DSP Core Supplier to Offer DTS Broadcast and DTS DMP Support

"Tensilica's highly efficient HiFi Audio DSP combined with DTS Broadcast and DMP products will quickly enable development of next generation digital televisions, STBs and digital media players," stated Brian Towne, executive vice president and chief operating officer at DTS. "Furthermore, consumers buying these devices will benefit from superior quality audio, providing a richer, more meaningful entertainment experience." See press release.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Several New Jobs Listed at Tensilica - Especially for SW Engineers

Just look at our jobs listings.  We have many good jobs to fill in Santa Clara, CA and Pune, India. We're especially looking for software engineers. Tensilica is growing!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Great Article on Problems with On-Chip Busses

Ann Steffora Mutschler writes in System-Level Design that there are problems with bus-centric SOC designs. See what our VP Marketing, Steve Roddy, had to say about the problems and ways to get around them in this article titled, "To Bus or Not to Bus, That is the Question."

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

See Tensilica at Linley Group's Tech Mobile Conference Today and Tomorrow

Tensilica has three activities at the Linley Group's Tech Mobile Conference at the San Jose Airport Doubletree Hotel:
- At 2 today, Steve Roddy will be on a panel on mobile SoC designs. In this session, moderated by Joe Byrne, presenters will discuss new IP cores and how they can be implemented in mobile system-on-a-chip designs.
- At 4:30 today, Tensilica will be demonstrating our HiFi Audio DSP.
- At 1:30 tomorrow (Wednesday), Dror Maydan, our director of software, will be presenting "Emerging Voice and Audio Requirements for SmartPhones."

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Updated white paper: How to Minimize Energy Consumption while Maximizing ASIC and SOC Performance

Power has become a first-order concern for ASIC and SOC designers right next to performance and area, whether the design is for portable mobile devices, for networking boxes, or for any other application. Optimizing a design for energy at an application and system level has the potential to cut processor and local-memory energy requirements by as much as half in many cases through intelligent design trade-offs. The amount of power savings made at the early architectural level far outweighs any potential power savings that might be made later at the RTL or physical design levels. Read this white paper to find out how to make the maximum power savings.

Monday, April 11, 2011

New white paper: Avoid Bus Bottlenecks by Using Innovative High-Speed On-Chip I/O

This paper discusses innovative ways to get around the biggest performance bottleneck when using a processor in your SOC design - the main bus. Tensilica has developed innovative techniques that relieve congestion on the main bus by bypassing it altogether.

Friday, April 08, 2011

3D Gaming - Tensilica Inside Nintendo 3DS

Have you seen the new Nintendo 3DS? Now you can take 3D gaming with you, where ever you go - no 3D glasses required. And you'll be taking Tensilica with you, too!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Tensilica is Hiring Like Crazy! 14 Jobs Now Posted

We're in a major expansion mode and hiring like crazy. I just added a SW engineering position to our web listing. If you know of any good candidates, send them my way - - we're having an employee bonus program right now!

Monday, April 04, 2011

Read Microprocessor Report's "Tensilica DSP Targets LTE Advanced"

Microprocessor Report has concluded an extensive review of Tensilica's ConnX BBE64 DSP. They conclude: Designers seeking an alternative to principally hardwired baseband designs in order to accelerate time to market, keep algorithm development in the software domain, or achieve flexibility will thus find the BBE64 a capable processor for next-generation basebands in cellular modems, handsets, and base stations.