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Tensilica Customizable Processor IP

Xtensa DPUs excell in dataplane processingApplication Optimization with the Xtensa Processor Generator

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 Tensilica Optimization Platform.

Our patented technology 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.

Tensilica Customizable Processors

Every Tensilica processor includes the same Xtensa ISA that delivers modern, high-performance RISC processor benefits. Shipping at a rate of over 4 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 real-time control CPU capability, Cadence also delivers dozens of complex DSP options  – including the market-leading HiFi DSP family for audio, voice and speech; the Vision DSP family for ultra-high-performance imaging, computer vision and CNN; the ConnX DSP family for low to high bandwidth wireless communications and radar; and the Fusion DSP family for multi-purpose digitial signal processing.

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 processors built upon the Tensilica Optimization 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 Tensilica Optimization Platform lets you deploy many different optimized processors 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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Tensilica Customizable Processors

Customizable processors ideal for DSP-intensive dataplane tasks

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Tensilica Reference Configurations

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

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HiFi DSPs for Audio/Voice/Speech

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

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Fusion DSPs

A scalable range of DSPs designed with flexible options to fit any application need

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DSPs for Baseband and Communications

A full range of Communications DSPs from the dual-MAC ConnX D2 to the 64-MAC ConnX BBE64EP

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Vision DSPs for Imaging/Computer Vision/CNN

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

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