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Monday, January 16, 2012

NXP Picks Tensilica's ConnX Baseband Engine

NXP Semiconductors was the lead partner for Tensilica's first ConnX Baseband Engine (BBE), announced on June 22, 2009. NXP Semiconductors, as the global leader for car entertainment systems, has successfully fabricated the ConnX Baseband Engine DSP in its automotive multi-standard software defined radio innovation platform, a highly flexible baseband processor for satellite and terrestrial digital radio and mobile HDTV (high-definition television) as well as car2X communication. In the latter application, the processor is deployed in multiple Intelligent Traffic System Field Trials around the globe.

"Tensilica presented us with an intriguing application for their customizable dataplane processor technology, and we worked with Tensilica to evolve that into a product that worked very well for our requirements. We needed a DSP that went well beyond what else we could find on the market in terms of optimum power/performance/area," stated Andrew Turley, director of innovation for car entertainment, NXP. "NXP and Tensilica worked together to get a truly optimized solution that has the necessary DSP performance to tackle multi-standard next-generation digital radio applications in a small and power-efficient core." See press release.