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Tensilica Adds Dolby Pro Logic II and Pro Logic IIx Decoders to Xtensa HiFi 2 Audio Engine Codec Library

For Home Entertainment and Automotive Audio Products

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – August 26, 2008 Tensilica, Inc. today announced that it has added the Dolby Pro Logic II and Pro Logic IIx decoders to its audio codec library for Tensilica’s Xtensa HiFi 2 Audio Engine, one of the most popular commercial audio cores for system-on-chip (SOC) designs.

Both Dolby Pro Logic decoders are essential sound processing technologies employed in home theater AV receivers. Dolby Pro Logic II creates a captivating 5.1-channel surround sound experience from any stereo movie, music, TV, or game audio source. Dolby Pro Logic IIx extends the sound experience up to a full 7.1-channel configuration for highly realistic, natural surround sound.

"By adding Dolby Pro Logic II and IIx decoders to our HiFi 2 audio codec library, we can quickly satisfy the needs of designers developing SOCs for home entertainment and multichannel in-car audio systems," stated Larry Przywara, Tensilica’s director of mobile multimedia.

"For anyone designing a chip for home and automotive entertainment systems, Tensilica’s HiFi 2 Audio Engine provides a proven, approved, drop-in audio solution," said Craig Eggers, senior partner marketing manager, Dolby Laboratories. "Today’s announcement helps speed the creation of new products that deliver outstanding surround sound for consumers."

Tensilica’s HiFi Audio Engine is a fully programmable processor core optimized for audio applications, with a library of over 50 of the most popular audio software packages. Other Dolby approved packages include: Dolby Digital Decode, Dolby Digital Creator Encode, Dolby Digital Compatible Output Encode, Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 and 7.1-channel Decode, and Dolby TrueHD Decode.

Availability

The Dolby Pro Logic II and IIx decoders are available for shipment now to all Dolby approved licensees of Tensilica’s Diamond Standard 330HiFi or the Xtensa HiFi 2 Audio Engine.

About Tensilica

Tensilica, Inc., is the recognized leader in customizable applications processors, DSPs and standard IP cores for audio, video, imaging, security, networking, and baseband signal processing. The automated design tools behind all of Tensilica’s customizable applications processor cores powers top tier semiconductor companies, innovative start-ups, and system OEMs for high-volume products including mobile phones, consumer electronics devices (including portable media players, digital TV, and broadband set top boxes), computers, and storage, networking and communications equipment. For more information on Tensilica’s patented, benchmark-proven processors, visit www.tensilica.com.

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Editors’ Notes:

  • Tensilica and Xtensa are registered trademarks belonging to Tensilica Inc. All other company and product names mentioned are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
  • Tensilica’s announced licensees include: ADDMM, Afa Technologies, ALPS, Aquantia, Astute Networks, Atheros, AMD (ATI), Avision, Bay Microsystems, Berkeley Wireless Research Center, Brocade, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, CMC Microsystems, Conexant Systems, Design Art Networks, DS2, EE Solutions, Epson, ETRI, FUJIFILM Microdevices, Fujitsu Ltd., Hudson Soft, iBiquity Digital, Ikanos Communications, Intel, Juniper Networks, LG Electronics, Lucid Information Technology, Marvell, NEC Laboratories America, NEC Corporation, NetEffect, Neterion, Nethra Imaging, Nippon Telephone and Telegraph (NTT), NuFront, NVIDIA, Olympus Optical Co. Ltd., Penstar, Plato Networks, PnpNetwork Technologies, SiBEAM, Silicon Optix, Sony, STMicroelectronics, Stretch, TranSwitch Corporation, Triductor Technology, u-Nav Microelectronics, UpZide, Valens Semiconductor, Validity Sensors, Victor Company of Japan (JVC), WiLinx, WiQuest Communications, and XM Radio.