Tensilica HiFi Audio DSP used in Novatek's Home Entertainment SOCs

15th August 2012
ES Admin
Today Tensilica announced that Novatek is in volume production with three new home entertainment system-on-chip designs that use Tensilica's HiFi Audio digital signal processor for a high-fidelity audio listening experience. These new chips will be used in digital televisions and set-top boxes.
We selected the HiFi Audio DSP because it was the most proven, complete solution available, with all of the audio software we needed already ported and optimized for the architecture, stated JH Chang, Senior Vice President, Novatek. This was the right decision as we were able to quickly incorporate the HiFi Audio DSP into our designs and get these three chips into volume production.

We're very impressed with how quickly Novatek was able to get these three chips into volume production and their growing market share in digital televisions and set-top boxes, stated Larry Przywara, Tensilica's senior director of Multimedia Marketing. By utilizing our library of over 100 audio/voice and enhancement software packages, Novatek was able to get the software resources they needed without delay.

Tensilica's HiFi Audio DSPs are the leading licensable audio DSP IP cores, licensed by almost 50 customers including many of the top 10 semiconductor manufacturers and leading system OEMs in digital television, set-top boxes, and mobile handsets. The HiFi Audio DSPs support over 100 audio/voice codecs and offer leading performance even for ultra-low power applications.

The HiFi Audio DSPs are part of Tensilica's growing line of dataplane processors that efficiently do the challenging, compute, and signal processing-intensive tasks in SOC designs.

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