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Accusonus Speech Enhancement Software Optimized for Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSPs

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 31, 2015—Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) and Accusonus today announced that the Accusonus Focus-MDR and Focus-DNR speech enhancement software has been ported to and optimized for the Cadence® Tensilica® HiFi Audio/Voice digital signal processors (DSPs). The Accusonus software provides the first integrated solution for reverberation and noise supression, ideal for challenging indoor acoustic environments.

For more information on the HiFi DSP family, visit http://www.cadence.com/news/HiFiDSP/Accusonus. For more information on the Accusonus Focus-MDR and Focus-DNR technology, visit http://www.accusonus.com/products/speech-enhancement.

The Focus-MDR and Focus-DNR speech enhancement products offer a single- or multi-microphone approach to suppression of reverberation, as well as direct and ambient noise. Because they are flexible to handle various microphone configurations, the products are ideal for smartphones, tablets, and laptops.

Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSPs are the most widely used and licensable audio/voice DSP intellectual property (IP) family, with support for over 140 proven audio/voice software packages and over 70 partners. 

 “Our software provides speech quality improvement for far-field use cases, when there’s a longer distance between the user and the device. System designers can take advantage of our patent-pendingreverberation and ambient noise suppression solution that utilizes multi-microphone configurations and integrates principles of DSP, room acoustics and psychoacoustics,” stated Elias Kokkinis, CTO, Accusonus. “Porting to the Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSP made sense because of high customer demand and its highly optimized architecture geared towards more efficient execution of audio and voice codecs and pre- and post-processing modules.”

 “Accusonus has a unique and compelling solution for the problem of room reflections and reverberation that improves the voice experience quality of mobile devices,” said Larry Przywara, group director of Audio/Voice IP Marketing at Cadence. “By collaborating, Accusonus and Cadence can offer our mutual customers the Focus speech enhancement software optimized for the HiFi DSP architecture, plus the advantage of a significantly lower frequency enabling lower power compared to other architectures.”

About Accusonus

Accusonus is a high technology start-up focused on innovation in digital audio technologies. The company is developing embedded software products for speech enhancement that target the consumer electronics and hearing aid industries. In addition, Accusonus offers innovative software tools to the professional music sector. The company's products are based on state-of-the-art patent-pending technologies. For more information, visit www.accusonus.com.

About Cadence
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today’s integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about the company, its products and its services is available at http://www.cadence.com.


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