Update: Cadence Completes Acquisition of Tensilica (Apr 24, 2013)
Second License Builds Upon Successful First VDSL2 Project
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – July 8, 2008 – Tensilica, Inc. today announced that Triductor Technology, of Santa Clara, CA, and Suzhou, China, has signed a second license for the Diamond Standard 212GP general-purpose processor core and has completed a second design tape out. Triductor has used the Diamond 212GP processor as the system controller for VDSL2 design for both the customer premise (CPE) and central office (CO) designs. The Diamond 212GP is an area-efficient, low-power, fully synthesizable 32-bit RISC processor core that also supports basic single-MAC DSP functions.
“We were very pleased with the capabilities of the Diamond Standard 212GP and had great success in our first project using this core, so we decided to take a second license of this processor for another design,” stated Dr. Yaolong Tan, Triductor CEO and Co-Founder. “With Tensilica’s growing presence in xDSL markets and other network access applications, we were very comfortable in choosing a Tensilica core as the customer-programmable controller for both our CO and CPE designs.”
“Triductor joins the ranks of many satisfied customers of the Diamond Standard 212GP core, which has become one of our most popular Diamond Standard cores,” stated Steve Roddy, Tensilica’s vice president of marketing. “And they join a growing list of design teams using Tensilica technology for both CPE and CO applications.”
Tensilica Technology in xDSL and Network Access Markets
Tensilica processors are in widespread use in xDSL and other network access markets, as both controller cores and heavy-compute DSP engines in the DSL dataplane. A long-time licensee has shipped millions of DSL CPE and CO ports each of the past five years using Tensilica cores. Swedish startup Upzide is deploying Tensilica processors in both control and dataplane roles in VDSL2 devices for central office applications. Powerline networking specialist DS2 also uses Tensilica cores for CPE network access devices. Several other as-yet undisclosed new licensees are also designing Tensilica-based control plane and dataplane solutions for network access applications.
Triductor Technology is the leading provider of VDSL2 broadband access solutions with innovative systems-level products for the consumer, enterprise and service provider markets. Founded in 2005 in the Silicon Valley, Triductor Technology is a fables semiconductor company which designs and develops the mixed-signal integrated circuits and related hardware and software applications for VDSL2 products. Triductor has its design team in Suzhou, China. See www.triductor.com.
Tensilica offers the broadest line of controller, CPU and specialty audio and video 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.