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Tensilica’s Xtensa Processor Core Adopted by NEC For Mobile Phone SOC

9th September 2008
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Tensilica has announced that NEC Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, has licensed the Xtensa LX2 customizable processor core for NEC’s Mobile Phone SOC (system-on-chip). NEC will develop Mobile Phone SOCs using several different configurations of the Xtensa processor.
“We are pleased to have been selected by NEC, a leading Japanese Mobile Phone manufacture,” stated Jack Guedj, Tensilica’s CEO. “With the Xtensa LX2 processor core, NEC’s design teams can innovate more quickly while reducing design risks. Our Xtensa products are a good match for baseband DSP applications as they can simply be optimized to achieve unparalleled level of speed/power performance.”

Customizable Processors Ideal for High-Speed Baseband DSP Designs Tensilica’s Xtensa customizable processors are widely employed by companies such as NEC for baseband DSP tasks because they can be optimized with specialized instructions that speed the processing of high-speed, real-time data streams.

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