Cadence® Tensilica® family of DSPs and DPUs
We offer more ways to perform complex signal processing than any other company. Cadence offers a full range of DPUs and DSPs for the best combination of high performance, low power, and small area, exactly tailored to your application.
From the lightweight dual-MAC ConnX D2 to the super-high-performance 64-MAC ConnX BBE64EP, these designs are ready to run. Go with the industry's best performing and most compact low-power engines for applications from SmartGrid to 802.11 AC modems and LTE-Advanced. Cadence offers several special-function DPUs so you don't have to design these common functions, and you can accelerate your design effort.
No matter which Tensilica solution you choose, remember that it's based on our 32-bit Xtensa® RISC processor and toolset. Unlike a traditional fixed-configuration DSP core, all Tensilica DSPs and DPUs are fully:
▪ Configurable—Select the pre-built functions you need with full C language, library, and verification support.
▪ Extensible—Add custom instructions using our Verilog-like TIE language. The results are automatically integrated into the programming tools with full verification support. Custom ports allow your hardware accelerators to be directly integrated into the core, appearing to the programmer as a standard instruction.
▪ Scalable—Configurable I/O ports and memory allow you to easily scale your performance from a simple single-core design to a sophisticated direct ported multi-core solution.
Whether your need is for a single core, a homogeneous multi-core solution, or a highly optimized heterogeneous mix of DSPs, DPUs, and hardware accelerator blocks, our ConnX family of DSPs and DPUs supported by the Xtensa tool chain is the ideal place to get started on your baseband platform design.
More information here: http://ip.cadence.com/ipportfolio/tensilica-ip