Update: Cadence Completes Acquisition of Tensilica (Apr 24, 2013)
Santa Clara, Calif., USA – April 16, 2013 – Tensilica, Inc. today announced that ComplexIQ, Inc. is now a DPU (dataplane processor unit) IP integration partner. ComplexIQ has extensive expertise in MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) networking design, offering optimized Xtensa® DPUs for integration with its MoCA network interface IP blocks.
MoCA is becoming the standard for home entertainment networking, including multi-room DVR (digital video recorder), personal content sharing, OTT (over the top) content sharing and IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) applications. Cable, satellite and IPTV suppliers use the MoCA interface to provide multiple streams of HD video, delivering high throughput and high quality service. More information can be found at http://www.mocalliance.org/.
“We based our MoCA IP solution around the Xtensa DPU because it offers an excellent mix of high embedded CPU performance, small area, code density and low power,” stated Jeff Ford, ComplexIQ’s CEO. “The ability to customize the processor for this application made it an obvious choice. With the Xtensa DPU, ComplexIQ was able to make several optimizations with custom instructions and interfaces that resulted in a significant difference in the overall efficiency of our MoCA solution.”
The MoCA IP from ComplexIQ includes Verilog RTL source code for dedicated dataplane blocks, as well as optimized application code running on tailored Xtensa DPUs. Proprietary application specific instruction extensions, written by ComplexIQ in the Tensilica Instruction Extension (TIE) language, are part of the MoCA IP solution ComplexIQ offers and licenses to its customers. Those customers, in turn, license access to the Xtensa Processor Generator from Tensilica to create an optimal processor configuration for their specific MoCA requirements.
“This is an excellent example of how our growing ecosystem of value-added partners provide algorithm and optimized hardware/software solutions that our customers can use to further speed up their time to market,” stated Jack Guedj, Tensilica’s president and CEO. “By working with ComplexIQ, our customers are able to get MoCA-compliant chips designed very quickly to meet the growing demand for products with this connectivity.”
ComplexIQ Inc. (CIQ) is an IP development and licensing company specializing in high-quality IP for the connected home. CIQ’s business model includes product licensing, product customization and on-going support. The company’s initial product line focuses on MoCA technologies. CIQ’s engineering team members are internationally recognized experts in MoCA, and proven innovators in silicon solutions for the connected home. For more information, visit www.complexiq.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.