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Friday, May 20, 2011

Vacation Time - Out Until June 6

I'm taking my first 2-week vacation since joining Tensilica and going on a tour of our wonderful national parks, including Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, Glacier, and more. Really looking forward to it. See you June 6.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Need a DSP IP Core? Look at What Tensilica Has to Offer

Tensilcia is the #1 supplier of DSP IP cores for LTE. Everybody's DSP requirements are different. Instead of trying to figure out how to squeeze your requirements into a DSP core that doesn’t quite match your needs, Tensilica gives you lots of choices - as a matter of fact, Tensilica offers an almost unlimited range of DSPs. How can we do this? You can pick from several pre-defined function blocks in our ConnX DSP family or you can design your own to exactly match your application.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

13 and Counting. Yes, Tensilica Has 13 Jobs Posted on its Careers Page

We're recruiting in Santa Clara, CA, USA; Pune, India; and Beijing, China. Check out our careers page for links to descriptions of 13 engineering positions including: IT engineer, several software engineering posts, EDA and verification positions, applications engineers, and more!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tensilica's CTO Chris Rowen Presents at Tomorrow's EETimes SOC Conference

Sing up now for tomorrow's EETimes virtual conference, "Not Your Mother's SoC: Combining IP Reuse with HLS in an Integrated SoC Design and Verification Flow". See Chris Rowen in 11 am Pacific Time panel with Max Maxfield answering the question: can an IP reuse methodology work within a high-level synthesis flow?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tensilica in new LTE Modems in Japan

NTT DOCOMO's LTE roll-out in Japan is gathering steam, and multiple Tensilica processors are inside the LTE modems that are now hitting the market. NTT is working with partners NEC, Fujitsu and Panasonic Mobile to get these modems and handsets (projected for 2H 2011) to market to accelerate the push for the high data speeds available with this new technology.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Tensilica Inside New iMacs

Tensilica's IP cores are inside the AMD Radeon HD graphics, which give Apple's new iMacs graphics performance up to 3 times faster than before.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Sign Up Now for May 10 IEEE Silicon Valley presentation by Tensilica CTO Chris Rowen

"small processors solve BIG PROBLEMS" is the title of Chris Rowen's presentation at next Tuesday's IEEE Silicon Valley presentation. Starting at 6:30 with food and beverages, he will be presenting at 7 pm. The meeting is at Cadence Design Systems, Building 5. It's free, but you need to register. Here's the abstract:

There’s no question that computing is percolating ever more deeply into the lives of billions on people. Smart-phones, distributed applications in the cloud, and embedded intelligence in running in parallel. Unhappily, Moore’s Law scaling of existing processor types isn’t enough to keep up with the energy-efficiency demands of all these applications. So how must processors evolve?

In this talk, we’ll look first at what’s common to the problems faced by designers of 4G wireless systems, imaging systems and high-performance computers. Then we’ll explore the startling range of processor types required – ultra-low energy 32b processor cores approaching 0.01mm^2 in area, specialized data processors at trillion RISC operations per second, software-defined radio platforms for Gbps cellular wireless and supercomputing configurations approaching the “exaFLOP” level for grand-challenge problems like climate modeling. The efficiency and processor design automation of this new category of processors opens up a compelling new technical applications and silicon system opportunities.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Tensilica Finishes "The Relay" in Record Time

Tensilica's 12 runners finished The Relay, a 194-mile race in support of Organs R Us (don't you just love that name - for organ donations) from Calistoga to Davenport CA, in 28:03:02 - record time (an hour earlier than projected).  That's great for our first entry among 223 teams! I was pretty tired and all I did was drive a van from 9 at night until 7 am!