CADENCE – NXP Software partnership

Sound is one of the most important human senses. Multimedia content for smartphones, tablets, Television and other embedded systems have ever increasing high demands for a wide range of voice- and sound processing effects.

Audio processing technologies and products

The evolution of voice processing, audio processing and music playback technology is at a super-fast pace in an ever-changing mobile environment. Tensilica has in the past few years, provided the industry with high-performance, low-power DSP IP solutions – including many professional audio processing products – together with professional voice and audio technology partners, one of which is NXP Software.

LifeVibes VoiceExperience optimized package

“A number of our licensees have asked for LifeVibes VoiceExperience support on HiFi because they’ve already designed HiFi into their products and need better voice enhancement support. We are excited to offer our mutual customers this optimized software package, as it is proven in over 750 million handsets and tablets,” stated Larry Przywara, Tensilica’s senior director of mobile multimedia. “By fully optimizing it for our HiFi architecture, designers can be assured of the lowest power, most efficient yet premium voice experience.”

Highest quality voice enhancements

“The Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSP family combines an efficient, low-power architecture with robust and well-supported development tools,” stated Nicolas Sauvage, OEM Business Line Director, NXP Software. “Combined with our LifeVibes VoiceExperience software, we offer a complete solution for leading OEMs who wants to offer the highest quality voice enhancements for clear, natural calling.”

Cadence acquired Tensilica

On March 2013 Cadence acquired Tensilica. Cadence and Tensilica work together with NXP Software to provide solutions that can help customers in the audio processing subsystem to design cost effective, flexible, high quality and easy to maintain multimedia products.


Cadence, headquartered in San Jose, California, is a supplier of electronic design technologies and engineering services in the electronic design automation (EDA) industry. The company develops software used to design chips and printed circuit boards, as well as intellectual properties (IP) covering a broad range of areas, including interfaces, memory, analog, SoC peripherals, dataplane processing units, and verification.
 
On March 2013 Cadence acquired Tensilica, known for Dataplane Processing Units (DPU). Tensilica provides configurable and extensible processors along with DPUs for audio, baseband, imaging etc. It has 200 licensees and has shipped 2 billion cores so far. Source.
 
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