Renesas Electronics to License Cadence's Tensilica ConnX D2 DSP
Sep 03, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced that as part of its Smart Society initiative, Renesas Electronics Corp. has licensed the Tensilica ConnX D2 DSP (digital signal processor) for a next-generation chip designed for Internet of Things applications.
"Renesas' selection of our ConnX D2 for this design is a testimonial of Renesas' high level of satisfaction with Tensilica cores and design support team," said Eric Dewannain, group director baseband IP, IP Group at Cadence, in a release. "Having already licensed our HiFi Audio DSP for mobile wireless and automotive and our ConnX BBE16 for digital broadcasting receivers, our goal is to help Renesas bring their future IoT products to life"
The ConnX D2 is a 2-MAC (multiply-accumulate) 16-bit fixed point DSP that has been customized with specific acceleration packages that enable algorithm-specific optimizations for key communications computations such as Viterbi (convolutional) decoding or Reed Solomon encoding/decoding.
It is fully programmable in C, eliminating the need to use assembly coding as with other DSPs.
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