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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSP Licensed to Renesas Electronics

"We selected the HiFi Audio DSP for its power-efficient and small-area architecture, the availability of a wide range of fully optimized codecs from Tensilica, and the best software development tools," stated Hiromi Watanabe, general manager of SoC Software Platform Division, SoC Business Unit, Renesas Electronics Corporation. "We were also impressed with its proven track record with high-volume applications and its large third-party ecosystem.  By utilizing the resources of such third-party partners, we will be able to support our customers' wide-ranging needs." See press release.

Monday, August 20, 2012

SemiWiki article: I/O Bandwidth with Tensilica Cores

First, a little plug for SemiWiki. It's one of the best sources of information on the Internet, with articles written by industry veterans who really understand IP and semiconductor design. Most recently they reviewed one of Tensilica's best capabilities - the option to bypass the bus entirely and stream data right into the processor. No other processor core can do this. Read more about it here.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Novatek in Volume Production with Three New Home Entertainment SOCs Using Tensilica HiFi Audio DSP

"We selected the HiFi Audio DSP because it was the most proven, complete solution available, with all of the audio software we needed already ported and optimized for the architecture," stated JH Chang, Senior Vice President, Novatek. "This was the right decision as we were able to quickly incorporate the HiFi Audio DSP into our designs and get these three chips into volume production."

Read the press release.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Tensilica Celebrates at Company Picnic

Last Friday, Tensilica's Santa Clara-based employees enjoyed a great afternoon at Saratoga Springs. What perfect weather and a great crowd.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Inband Software Offers DSP Development Services for Tensilica Customers

Inband Software can assist in algorithm development, fixed-point conversion, and optimization for Tensilica's HiFi Audio/Voice DSPs and other architectures. Inband Software has experience in a variety of DSP applications including audio and voice codecs, image processing, and digital communications and the company collaborated with Tensilica in the development of several speech codecs, such as G.711, G.726 and G.722, as well as various packet loss concealment modules. See press release.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

15 Years!

Yesterday Tensilica celebrated 15 years (to the day) from when founder Chris Rowen files the first papers to start the company. Between lunch and a wonderful cake and champagne celebration, Chris led us on a trip down memory lane, including a trivia quiz (with nice gift card prizes).