Tensilica Offers Webcast on Selecting Video IP for SOC Design

Tensilica, Inc. will present a live webcast, “Selecting Video IP for SOC Design: Ask the Tough Questions,” highlighting the issues around selection of hardware and software IP (intellectual property) used for decoding and encoding video. The seminar will touch on the tradeoffs between packaged and configurable IP blocks, and focus on ten key questions SOC (system-on-chip) designers must ask when evaluating and selecting video IP.

The presenter for the October 24th broadcast will be Jonah Probell, technical marketing manager, mobile multimedia, Tensilica.

The live webcast will take place on Wednesday, October 24th, at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET. Afterwards, it will be available on demand from the EDN archives.

About Jonah Probel
Jonah Probell is an expert in digital video semiconductor design. For more than a decade, he has designed digital hardware, specifically microprocessors. He edits the web site VideoBits.ORG. Currently, he is Technical Marketing Manager, Mobile Multimedia, for Tensilica, Inc. Previously he was the Director of Multimedia Solutions for ARC International, a founder of Ultra Data, and in various engineering positions at Micronas and Lexra. He holds as BSEE from Cornell University and has published many articles and presented many technical papers on video, processor, and DSP design.

About Tensilica
Tensilica, Inc. is the recognized leader in configurable processor technology and has leveraged that technology to become the leading supplier of licensable controllers and DSP cores for mobile audio and video applications. Tensilica offers the broadest line of controller, CPU, network, and specialty DSP processors on the market today – including full software toolchain and modeling support – in both an off-the-shelf format via the Diamond Standard Series cores and with full designer configurability with the Xtensa processor family. The modern design behind all of Tensilica’s processor cores provide semiconductor companies and system OEMs with the lowest power, smallest area solutions for high-volume products including mobile phones and other consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer peripherals.

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