Tensilica Drives Multimedia and Communications Products at CES 2009

20 FEBRUARY 2009

Over 135 companies worldwide have licensed Tensilica’s processor cores, including the industry’s most popular audio DSP – the HiFi Audio DSP – and the popular Xtensa® customizable processor, which excels at managing challenging dataplane processing tasks. High volume consumer entertainment and consumer communications segments are driving the industry-wide proliferation of Tensilica’s processor cores, making Tensilica’s architecture the fastest growing standard architecture in the semiconductor industry. Tensilica’s processor cores are particularly attractive to SOC (system on chip) design teams because they use less power, provide more performance and cost less than other processor cores.
The list of exhibitors at CES that either license Tensilica’s processor cores, or use Tensilica-powered silicon products includes: AMD, Atheros Communications, Belkin, Broadcom, Calibre Technology, Cisco, Cypress Semiconductor, Dell, Denon, D-Link Systems, DS2, Epson, Fujitsu, HP, iBiquity Digital, Intel, JVC, Kodac, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Marvell, Mediaphy, Mitsubishi, Motorola, NEC Electronics, NTT Electronics, NVIDIA, Olevia, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Validity Sensors, XM Radio and Yamaha.
Some of the most innovative solutions on display that include Tensilica processors include:
– AMD uses Tensilica’s processors in the ATI Radeon graphics chips with Avivo-HD UVD technology, including the Radeon HD-2400, HD-2600, HD-2600-XT, and HD 3800/3850/3870. AMD has also used Tensilica’s processors for audio and video functions in chips for cellular phones.
– Epson uses multiple Tensilica processors for the entire image processing engine in its latest inkjet photo printer lines.
– HP uses Tensilica processors in its popular low-cost Laserjet product lines, including the LaserJet P1005 and P1006.
– LG Electronics uses Tensilica’s processors in their mobile phones for the Korean T-DMB and European DVB-H television services.
– NVIDIA uses Tensilica processors in numerous graphics chips for PCs and aftermarket graphics cards.
– Tensilica-based chips provide the wireless USB functions for notebooks from Dell, Lenovo and Toshiba as well as the wireless USB hubs and adapters from Belkin and D-Link.
– Syntax Olevia 7 Series 1080p 42″ and 47″ LCD TV displays and the 65″ Olevia 265TFHD LCD TV feature the integrated Realta HQV video processing engine from Silicon Optix, a Tensilica licensee.
– Other products from CES vendors using the Silicon Optix HQV chip include:
– Yamaha DPX-1300 high-performance digital video projector
– Mitsubishi HC5000BL 1080p LCD projector
– Samsung Blu-Ray DVD Player

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