SAN JOSE, Calif., February 24, 2015—Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) and Hillcrest Labs today announced that a port of Hillcrest’s patented Freespace® always-on sensing software is now available for Cadence® Tensilica® digital signal processors (DSPs). With Tensilica DSPs and the Freespace software, designers can develop chips for advanced activity tracking, intelligent context awareness, intuitive gesture recognition, accurate navigation and other functions in wearable electronics and mobile devices. Hillcrest’s SH-1 Sensor Hub is scheduled to be demonstrated from March 2 to 6, 2015, at the Cadence booth in hall 6, stand 6L36, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
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Freespace always-on sensing can dramatically extend battery life through context-aware power savings as well as enable a range of new applications for wearable and mobile devices. Freespace software can be integrated with voice, audio, touch and other functions on a single hub to enable the most cost-effective ways to extend battery life and add advanced sensor functions to devices.
“Sensor hubs are driving a user experience revolution by extending battery life and adding ‘always-on’ sensor applications to mobile and wearable devices,” said Chad Lucien, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing at Hillcrest Labs. “Tensilica DSPs provide an excellent foundation for ultra-low-power sensor hubs, and we are excited to work with Cadence’s customers to create context aware devices with new sensor enabled user experiences and longer battery life.”
“Hillcrest’s Freespace sensor processing technology is a great match for our DSPs. Our joint customers can benefit from a combination of outstanding user experience and optimal battery performance,” stated Larry Przywara, group director of audio/voice IP marketing at Cadence.
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today’s integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about the company, its products, and services is available at http://www.cadence.com.
About Hillcrest Labs
Hillcrest Labs is the leading global supplier of software and hardware for sensor-enabled products. Our Freespace® technology transforms sensor data into contextual information to power a wide range of advanced applications. With a decade of development and many unique patented features, products come to life with Freespace motion. Companies that have licensed or use Hillcrest’s motion technology include: Alcatel OneTouch, Atmel, Coolpad, Hisense, Intel, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Oppo, Roku, Skyworth, SMK Electronics, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., TCL Multimedia, Universal Electronics (UEI), and more.
Hillcrest has received numerous awards and recognitions including the prestigious CES Innovations Honoree Award multiple times, IMS Research’s TV Innovation Awards, EE Times’ ACE Award, PC World’s 100 Best Products and Greatest Tech Designs, Popular Mechanics' Editors Choice, ECN’s Reader's Choice Tech, and many others. Additional information about Hillcrest’s broad portfolio of motion control products is available at: www.HillcrestLabs.com.