Designing Ultra-Low-Power, Always On IP

Designing Ultra-Low-Power, Always On IP
by Daniel Payne on 05-09-2022 at 10:00 am

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It’s popular to use DSP chips for vision processing in diverse applications like ADAS, security cameras and AR. Tensilica has been designing DSP chips and IP since 1997, and their technology was successful enough that Cadence acquired Tensilica back in 2013. At the IP-SoC Silicon Valley 2022 event in April I had the pleasure… Read More


Tensilica Edge Advances at Linley

Tensilica Edge Advances at Linley
by Bernard Murphy on 05-04-2022 at 6:00 am

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The Linley spring conference this year had a significant focus on AI at the edge, with all that implies. Low power/energy is a key consideration, though increasing performance demands for some applications are making this more challenging. David Bell (Product Marketing at Tensilica, Cadence) presented the Tensilica NNE110… Read More


Battery Sipping HiFi DSP Offers Always-On Sensor Fusion

Battery Sipping HiFi DSP Offers Always-On Sensor Fusion
by Tom Simon on 11-11-2021 at 10:00 am

HiFi DSP

Earbuds are one of the fastest growing market segments, which is creating the need for audio DSPs with higher performance and a smaller energy footprint. More than just being wireless speakers – earbuds, and wearables for that matter, have become a sophisticated extension of the user interface of phones and laptops, etc.… Read More


On-Device Tensilica AI Platform For AI SoCs

On-Device Tensilica AI Platform For AI SoCs
by Kalar Rajendiran on 10-05-2021 at 6:00 am

Varying On Device AI Requirements 1

During his keynote address at the CadenceLIVE 2021 conference, CEO Lip-Bu Tan made some market trend comments. He observed that most of the data nowadays is generated at the edge but only 20% is processed there. He predicted that by 2030, 80% of data is expected to be processed at the edge. And most of this 80% will be processed on edge… Read More


Cadence Tensilica FloatingPoint DSPs

Cadence Tensilica FloatingPoint DSPs
by Kalar Rajendiran on 07-15-2021 at 10:00 am

Tensilica FP DSPs

Being engrossed in the digital information world, it is easy to forget that the real world is comprised of mostly analog signals and data. Digital Signal Processors (DSP) take digitized forms of these worldly signals and manipulate them mathematically. Although floating-point is a more relevant and accurate way of representing… Read More


How does TensorFlow Lite on Tensilica HiFi DSP IP Sound?

How does TensorFlow Lite on Tensilica HiFi DSP IP Sound?
by Tom Simon on 04-22-2020 at 6:00 am

TensorFlow Lite Needed for Audio

In all the hubbub about AI/ML, it’s easy to see why visual ML gets more attention. It’s got appeal because of applications such as autonomous driving. Because of this it’s easy to overlook the importance of audio ML. I own a Tesla and putting it into autopilot is very cool, but even it has voice recognition built in as an important feature… Read More


Cadence Dives Deeper at Linley Fall Processor Conference

Cadence Dives Deeper at Linley Fall Processor Conference
by Randy Smith on 11-05-2019 at 10:00 am

I wrote about Cadence AI IP not long ago when I covered the Cadence Automotive Summit at the end of July (Tensilica DNA 100 Brings the AI Inference Solution for Level 2 ADAS ECUs and Level 4 Autonomous Driving, Tensilica HiFi DSPs for What I Want to Hear, and What I Don’t Want to Hear). One of those two blogs remains one of my most widely … Read More


Tensilica DNA 100 Brings the AI Inference Solution for Level 2 ADAS ECUs and Level 4 Autonomous Driving

Tensilica DNA 100 Brings the AI Inference Solution for Level 2 ADAS ECUs and Level 4 Autonomous Driving
by Randy Smith on 08-27-2019 at 10:00 am

I recently wrote about Tensilica’s HiFi DSPs which played a significant role at Cadence’s Automotive Design Summit which was held on the Cadence San Jose campus at the end of July. That article focused on infotainment while briefly touching on Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS). ADAS is NOT synonymous with autopilot.… Read More


Tensilica HiFi DSPs for What I Want to Hear, and What I Don’t Want to Hear

Tensilica HiFi DSPs for What I Want to Hear, and What I Don’t Want to Hear
by Randy Smith on 08-16-2019 at 10:00 am

It seems every day we see a new article (or ten) on autonomous driving. It is an especially hot topic, and it will happen someday. For now, we can dream about it, and many people are working on it. But for the present, the technology in a car that commands my attention is audio. I’ve been a musician since 4th grade. I still perform occasionally… Read More


Smart Hearing is Heating Up

Smart Hearing is Heating Up
by Bernard Murphy on 07-10-2019 at 6:00 am

A lot of the attention in intelligent systems is on object detection in still or video images but there’s another very active area, in smart audio. Amazon and Google smart speakers may be the best-known applications but there are more obvious (and perhaps less novelty-driven) applications in enhancing the hearing devices we already… Read More