The Cadence AI IP platform includes the extensible DSP platform from Cadence, which provides flexible instruction sets designed to perform artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) workload operations efficiently. Mixing AI and DSP workloads in a single application is easy with Tensilica DSPs.
The Tensilica AI Base platform offers 8 GOPS to up to 2 TOPS of AI performance and includes the popular Tensilica HiFi DSPs for audio/voice, Vision DSPs, and ConnX DSPs for radar and communications. The DSPs are based on the VLIW and SIMD architectures, with instruction sets optimized for specific domains, including extensions for AI. Customers benefit from the domain-specificity, extensibility, and configurability they have come to expect from the trusted, mature Tensilica DSP architecture. SoC designers can extend the base architecture to address specific workload requirements and create differentiation. These DSPs also offer a scalable multiplier accumulator (MAC) block that can run custom AI workloads efficiently, as well as an optimized NN library and comprehensive software support.