System-Level Catalyst Member

Cadence

"Cadence Tensilica processors are at the heart of wireless, multimedia and networking applications, and a growing number of our customers integrate our processors into prototypes for early architectural exploration. The Synopsys System-Level Catalyst program is an elegant framework allowing Synopsys and Cadence’s IP Group to validate interoperability of our models with virtual prototype, algorithm development and rapid prototyping solutions."

- Chris Jones, Marketing Group Director, IPG 

Product Description

Cadence Design Systems IP Group is a leader in high performance, low energy embedded processors for data intensive System-on-Chip (SOC) designs. Cadence Tensilica processors provide an efficient embedded controller that can be further optimized by choosing from pre-verified options (including DSPs for audio/voice/speech, vision/imaging, baseband signal processing and IoT/wearables) as well as creating application-specific instructions and I/O for complex data-processing functions (such as storage/SSD, security and networking).

Tensilica processors offer a unique blend of CPU + DSP strengths with programmability in C/C++, low power/energy, optimized performance, virtually unlimited bandwidth and small size. The automated design tools behind all of these processors enable rapid optimization to meet specific performance targets. Optimizing Cadence Tensilica processors to match your application by choosing from our range of pre-verified options reduces the area and power to just the functions you need. Optimizing the processor even further for your application, using our Verilog-like TIE language, to add custom instructions and I/O can give you orders of magnitude performance increase while the energy consumption goes down for your task.

Cadence Tensilica processors power top tier semiconductor companies, innovative start-ups, and system OEMs for high-volume products including mobile phones, consumer electronics devices (including portable media players, digital TV, and broadband set top boxes), computers, and storage, networking and communications equipment.

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Interoperability Description and Customer Benefit

Cadence provides an efficient embedded controller that can be further optimized by choosing from pre-verified options (including DSPs for audio/voice/speech, vision/imaging, baseband signal processing and IoT/wearables) as well as creating application-specific instructions and I/O for complex data-processing functions (such as storage/SSD, security and networking). The automated design tools behind all of these processors enable rapid optimization to meet specific performance targets. Models created using Cadence’s automated design tools can be used in Synopsys Virtualizer as processor models and application-specific sub-systems. The interface is established using SystemC APIs, potentially TLM-2.0.

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