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Tensilica Customizable Processor IP

Xtensa DPUs excell in dataplane processingApplication Optimization with the Xtensa Innovation Platform

Make the processor run your application more efficiently

Need to run your algorithms on a processor, but can’t find one that meets your performance, energy and cost requirements? Or perhaps you have a proprietary algorithm, and want to make sure it’s yours alone, can’t be copied, and will set you far ahead of the competition, but you don’t have the time and resource to start from scratch?

You’ve come to the right place. Quickly create your own one-of-a-kind processor or DSP optimized for your particular algorithms using the Xtensa® Innovation Platform℠.

The basis for the Xtensa Innovation Platform is our patented Xtensa Processor Generator (XPG) technology. It allows you to quickly build unique task-specific processors fully tailored to your application requirements, with a full matching software tool chain. This approach takes processors and DSPs to a whole new level the opportunity to make the processor more suitable for your application simply does not exist in other fixed-ISA (instruction set architecture) processor IP.

Every Xtensa processor includes the Xtensa ISA that delivers modern, high-performance RISC processor benefits. Shipping at a rate of over 2 billion cores per year, Cadence’s Tensilica processor family is the number 2 volume 32-bit processor in the market.

Building on top of this leading-edge control CPU capability, Cadence also delivers dozens of complex DSP options for the Xtensa platform – including the market-leading HiFi Audio DSP family and ultra-high-performance imaging and communications DSPs.

Tensilica processor licensees mix and match their choice of preconfigured ISA options – but also have the freedom to innovate new and proprietary instruction set extensions with complete architectural freedom.

Innovative cores built upon the Xtensa Innovation Platform leverage the entire ecosystem of tools and partners supporting the 225+ other licensees.  With today’s leading-edge SoCs containing dozens of programmable cores, the Xtensa Innovation Platform lets you deploy many different optimized cores in the same SoC, all built on one common architecture. Our patented automated tools generate a complete matching software tool set, models, EDA scripts—everything you need to get into production quickly in a fraction of the time it would take to design the function in RTL.

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Xtensa Customizable Processors

Customizable processors ideal for DSP-intensive dataplane tasks

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Xtensa Reference Cores

See sample configurations of Xtensa processors, ideal for any deeply embedded application

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Audio, Voice, and Speech

HiFi Audio/Voice DSPs range from ultra-low power always-on to high-performance for home infotainment systems

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Baseband and RF Signal Processing

A full range of DSPs from the 2-MAC ConnX D2 to the 64-MAC ConnX BBE64

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Image/Video Processing

For multi-frame image capture, video pre- and post-processing, stabilization, HDR processing, facial recognition, and more

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