Renesas license HiFi Audio/Voice DSP from Tensilica

29th August 2012
ES Admin
Tensilica have today revealed that Renesas Electronics has signed a corporate-wide license for Tensilica's HiFi Audio/Voice digital signal processor. Renesas will use the HiFi DSP in a wide variety of system on chips for mobile handsets, tablets, automotive, and other multimedia devices.
We selected the HiFi Audio DSP for its power-efficient and small-area architecture, the availability of a wide range of fully optimized codecs from Tensilica, and the best software development tools, stated Hiromi Watanabe, general manager of SoC Software Platform Division, SoC Business Unit, Renesas Electronics Corporation. We were also impressed with its proven track record with high-volume applications and its large third-party ecosystem. By utilizing the resources of such third-party partners, we will be able to support our customers' wide-ranging needs.

By adopting our HiFi DSP, Renesas can quickly add sophisticated voice and audio capabilities to a wide range of SOCs for mobile, automotive, and other entertainment applications, stated Larry Przywara, Tensilica's senior director of Multimedia Marketing. The combination of the most efficient audio/voice DSP, the broadest third-party support ,and a C-based programming model will enable Renesas to develop best-in-class products.

Tensilica's HiFi Audio DSP is the most widely used audio/voice DSP IP core on the market, designed into digital televisions, smartphones, Blu-ray Disc players, automotive applications , audio/video receivers, portable digital radio, and other consumer equipment. Tensilica's software development team, and its network of more than 30 partners, have ported and optimized over 100 audio/voice encoders and decoders, audio enhancement software, and pre-processing packages.

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