Fujitsu to Distribute Tensilica's Diamond Standard Processor Cores; Diamond Standard Processors Become Part of Fujitsu's ASIC IP Offering.SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Tensilica, Inc. today announced that Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA FMA Full Metal Alchemist (gaming)
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The processors range from a low-power 32-bit controller up to the industry's highest performance digital signal processing See DSP.
Digital Signal Processing - (DSP) Computer manipulation of analog signals (commonly sound or image) which have been converted to digital form (sampled). (DSP (1) (Digital Signal Processor) A special-purpose CPU used for digital signal processing applications (see definition #2 below). It provides ultra-fast instruction sequences, such as shift and add, and multiply and add, which are commonly used in math-intensive ) core and a multifunction audio processor that has been designed into millions of cellular phones. Under the agreement, Tensilica's Diamond Standard processors will be available to Fujitsu's ASIC customers via the company's IPWare library and COT customer directly.
"Tensilica's Diamond Standard processor family includes controllers for the entire range of design requirements, so our customers can select the version that is optimal for their ASIC and COT design," said Jason So, senior director of COT and ASIC Business Group for Fujitsu Microelectronics America. "We are pleased to offer the processor family as part of our extensive portfolio of solutions."
"Fujitsu has a strong customer base in industries ranging from networking to consumer products, and we look forward to working with their customers as they adopt our Diamond Standard processors," stated Steve Roddy, Tensilica's vice president of marketing.
Tensilica's Diamond Standard Series processor family consists of six off-the-shelf, synthesizable cores that range from area-efficient, low-power controllers to the industry's highest performance licensable DSP and most popular audio processor. The Diamond Standard family covers the broadest range of performance of any embedded computing architecture and the processors are supported by an optimized set of Diamond Standard software tools and a wide range of industry infrastructure partners.
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Principal component of a digital computer, composed of a control unit, an instruction-decoding unit, and an arithmetic-logic unit. and specialty DSP processors on the market today, in both an off-the-shelf format via the Diamond Standard Series cores and with full designer configurability with the Xtensa processor family. Tensilica's low-power, benchmark proven processors have been designed into high-volume products at industry leaders in the digital consumer, networking and telecommunications markets. All Tensilica processor cores are complete with a matching software development tool environment, portfolio of system simulation models, and hardware implementation tool support. For more information on Tensilica's patented approach to the creation of application-specific building blocks for SOC design, visit www.tensilica.com.
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