Renesas Licenses Cadence's Tensilica ConnX D2 DSP for Next-Generation IoT Chip

Renesas Licenses Cadence's Tensilica ConnX D2 DSP for Next-Generation IoT Chip 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/28/13 --  Cadence Design Systems,
Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation,
today announced that as part of their Smart Society initiative,
Renesas Electronics Corporation has licensed the Tensilica ConnX D2
DSP (digital signal processor) for a next-generation chip designed
for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Combined with the special
acceleration packages optimized for IoT wired and wireless modem
standards, the ConnX D2 DSP was selected because it met the
low-power, small-size and high-performance requirements for Renesas'
new chip, with extra headroom for future standards. The acceleration
packages enable a 10X power/performance improvement over the standard
ConnX D2 performance.  
"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," stated Eric Dewannain, group director baseband
IP, IP Group at Cadence. "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 very efficient 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. The ConnX D2 DSP engine is
suitable for a wide variety of applications, including Internet of
Things modems, mixed-signal and other Internet and signal processing
connectivity applications. It is fully programmable in C, eliminating
the need to use assembly coding as with other DSPs.  
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