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SANTA CLARA, Calif. USA and Eindhoven, The Netherlands – February 14, 2013 –NXP Software and Tensilica, Inc. today announced that NXP Software’s LifeVibes VoiceExperience is now available and optimized for Tensilica’s HiFi Audio/Voice DSP family. LifeVibes VoiceExperience offers a rich set of proven voice enhancements for clear, natural calling. Tensilica’s HiFi DSP family is the most widely used licensable audio/voice DSP family, with support for over 100 proven audio/voice software packages. Over 50 companies have licensed Tensilica’s HiFi DSP family, and they’ve shipped over 200 million HiFi DSP cores in their smartphones, tablets, computers, digital televisions, home entertainment systems, and other devices.
“The Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSP family combines an efficient, low-power architecture with robust and well-supported development tools,” stated Nicolas Sauvage, OEM business line director, NXP Software. “Combined with our LifeVibes VoiceExperience software, we offer a complete solution for leading OEMs who want to offer the highest quality voice enhancements for clear, natural calling.”
“A number of our licensees have asked for LifeVibes VoiceExperience support on HiFi because they’ve already designed HiFi into their products and need better voice enhancement support. We are excited to offer our mutual customers this optimized software package, as it is proven in over 750 million handsets and tablets,” stated Larry Przywara, Tensilica’s senior director of mobile multimedia. “By fully optimizing it for our HiFi architecture, designers can be assured of the lowest power, most efficient, yet premium voice experience.”
LifeVibes VoiceExperience is HD Voice compliant, and enables natural, comfortable communication over phone networks and IP-based channels such as Skype and Google Talk. It improves the intelligibility of speech, eliminates echoes and distortion, and minimizes stationary and non-stationary background noise (such as traffic or crowds), using one or more microphones. More information is available at http://www.nxpsoftware.com/products/voiceexperience/.
Tensilica’s HiFi Audio/Voice DSP family includes four cores. The recently introduced HiFi Mini is an ultra-low-power DSP optimized for always-on voice recognition. HiFi 2 and HiFi EP are the mainstream products for efficient audio and voice processing. HiFi 3 adds additional optimizations for mobile wireless, home entertainment, and automotive. More information is available at http://www.tensilica.com/products/audio.
About NXP Software
NXP Software is the leading global independent software vendor for mobile voice and multimedia. It specializes in innovative solutions and use-cases that help device makers and service providers deliver extraordinary media experiences. Through its expertise, consumer insights and partnerships across the mobile eco-system, NXP Software enables the delivery of Premium experience everywhere. Its LifeVibes™ software brings added enjoyment, creativity and differentiation to connected devices, unlocking the full potential of all software and hardware platforms, so people can enjoy their life’s special moments to the full. Visit us at www.nxpsoftware.com.
Tensilica, Inc. is the leader in dataplane processor IP cores with over 200 licensees. Dataplane processors (DPUs) combine the best capabilities of DSPs and CPUs while delivering 10 to 100x the performance because they can be optimized using Tensilica’s automated design tools to meet specific and demanding signal processing performance targets. Tensilica’s DPUs power SOC designs at system OEMs and seven out of the top 10 semiconductor companies for designs in mobile wireless, telecom and network infrastructure, computing and storage, and home and auto entertainment. Tensilica offers standard cores and hardware/software solutions that can be used as is or easily customized by semiconductor companies and OEMs for added differentiation. For more information on Tensilica’s patented, benchmark-proven DPUs visit www.tensilica.com.