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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Use Tensilica's Processor Customization Tools for University Research

Join the growing list of universities who are using Tensilica's processor generator tools in the classroom and for research. Universities around the world are participating in this program. We're working with universities in Australia, Canada, China, all over Europe, India, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, the Middle East and Africa, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South America, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan. Check out our program.

Monday, June 27, 2011

White Paper: How to Manage Video Frame-Processing Time Deviations in ASIC and SOC Video Processors

Some video frames take longer to process than others because of the nature of digital video compression. These wide variations in video-processing time make correct operation of an ASIC or SOC video-processing system unpredictable. A video processor that minimizes processing-time variations in for each video frame enables the design of a more reliable and less expensive system that also consumes less power. Read this white paper to find out how you can efficiently process video grames.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New WMA 10 Pro Lossless Decoder for Tensilica's Popular HiFi Audio DSP Core

The Windows Media Audio 10 Professional (WMA 10 Pro) Lossless decoder implements the full WMA 10 Pro decoder and adds the creation of a bit-for-bit duplicate of the original audio file so that no data is lost. Different profiles cover bit streams ranging from 44.1 kHz stereo streams to 192 kHz 7.1 streams. In addition the decoder supports lossy profiles that include everything from full-resolution 24-bit/96 kHz audio in stereo, to 5.1- or 7.1-channel surround sound, to highly efficient mobile capabilities at 24 Kbps to 96 Kbps for stereo, and 128 Kbps to 256 Kbps for 5.1-channel sound.

It's been optimized for maximum exfficiency on Tensilica's HiFi Audio DSP cores. Check it out.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

White Paper: Everything You Wanted to Know About Blu-ray Audio, but were afraid to hear

Although Blu-ray discs look physically like DVDs, there are many differences including many differences in the audio. This white paper discusses those differences and the design issues surrounding the development of audio subsystems for Blu-ray disc players and related equipment.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Take Your Kindle With You on Vacation

And you'll be taking Tensilica with you. Tensilica's inside the Amazon Kindle readers. Enjoy your vacation and your Kindle!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What are Tensilica's Engineers So Interested In?

What are they watching with such great attention? Yesterday's Field Application Engineering training ended in go kart races! Get your engines ready!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Great EE Times Article on Tensilica Shipping a Billion Cores

Have you read this yet? Clive "Max" Maxfield has a great write-up. He writes, "This is all quite exciting and mind-boggling at the same time."

Monday, June 13, 2011

White Paper: Get the performance you need from your DSP core, even when programming in C

Designers are asking their DSP cores to do more and more of the heavy workloads required for highly complex algorithms for filtering, FFT, MIMO, and other signal processing intensive applications. To get high performance from a conventional DSP core, developers have traditionally used assembly code programming, which is time consuming and difficult to debug.
Advances in state-of-the-art DSP architectures and companion compilers now make it possible for developers to keep their algorithms in C and still get the performance they need from a general-purpose high-performance DSP. Read this white paper to find out more.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Tensilica Licensees Ship One Billionth IP Core

And we're projecting we will ship 2 billion cores by the end of 2012. Tensilica’s licensees are currently shipping at a run rate exceeding 500 million Tensilica DPUs per year, and Tensilica projects its customers will hit the two billion cumulative shipment mark by the end of 2012 – a doubling in volume in just 18 months.

“Tensilica is at a point where the company could really take off,” stated Will Strauss, president of Forward Concepts and leading DSP analyst. “It quickly jumped to a formidable position in baseband DSP IP cores for LTE and has the leading audio DSP core. And their customers really appreciate the ability to customize the cores for their exact applications.”

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Sony's Google TV Features Tensilica's Hifi Audio DSP

What made me think about this? Today's the shopping channel QVC is featuring Sony's Google TV as their Today's Special Value. We have one in our demo room and the audio quality is excellent - because Tensilica's HiFi Audio DSP is doing all the audio processing.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Great Interview with Chris Rowen, Tensilica's CTO, in EPN

EPN editor in chief Caroline Hayes caught up with Chris Rowen, chief technology officer, Tensilica at the Globalpress Summit in Santa Cruz, California. She asked him how his experiences in Europe and Silicon Valley helped him form the successful configurable processor company. He also describes how application-specific processors are tackling the challenges of bandwidth, efficiency and low power to take on 4G. Read the interview.